By Michelle Kopkash
Earth Day is a special occasion to teach our children about leaving the world a better place. Not only can we draw attention to the beautiful world around us, but we can teach our children about ways to protect the earth as a way to show love to future generations. This April, celebrate Earth Day by taking your family to one of these educational, enriching events.
Earth Day Conservation
April 6 at the Koobs Nature Area, 10am-2pm
Explore the Koobs Nature Area and learn about ways to protect and enjoy the Earth. There will be activity tables for kids to create and learn about Earth Day and conservation.
Celebration of Earth Month
April 8, 15, 22 & 29 at The Flower Farm, Loomis
Activities will include a spring scavenger hunt, garden tours, live music most weekends, gardening workshops and a special cafe menu featuring fruit and vegetables grown here on their farm.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival
April 20 at Village at Squaw Valley, 11am-5pm
The The 2019 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival returns to the Village at Squaw Valley as one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the area. This free community event gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy.
2019 Virtual Earth Day 5K & 10K Run
April 22, any location
Celebrate Earth Day by registering to complete a 5K or 10K run on your own; participants will get a cool earth medal at the end. 15% of every registration to Wild Earth Allies.
Earth Day 2019
April 27 at Garcia Bend Park, Sacramento
Join Council member Rick Jennings and Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle for a volunteer day to spruce up our local parks from 9am to 1pm. Equipment is provided by the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Snacks are provided by Commissioner Lavelle. The minimum age to volunteer alone is 14 and the minimum age to volunteer with an adult is 3.
Earth Day Clean Up and Scavenger Hunt
April 27 on Lake Natoma at Negro Bar
Hosted by Bayside Adventure Sports, this activity encourages families to kayak and SUP around the lake to clean along the away. There will be boats as well. Participants will be given a list of items to search for during the scavenger hunt related to the clean-up, such as bottles, plastic and cans. Whoever gets the most on the list will win a prize.
No need to be a member. Although this is a “bring your own gear” event, you can let Bayside know ahead of time and they can lend you a boat or SUP. Please note: there is a California State Parks entrance fee.