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Earth Day Botanical Garden Activities

Planting something for Earth Day? That’s a good start. But zoos and botanical gardens in your community have special, sometimes free, celebrations. They’re creative and unusual – so get involved, and celebrate Earth Day in a unique way!

  1. Party for the planet

    Spread awareness of environmental issues this Earth Day. You can start with fun demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits in more than 100 zoos and aquariums. Find a local animal preserve near you and get up close and personal with some of the Earth’s most interesting creatures!

  2. Ladybug release and conservation class

    Did you know that ladybugs help control pests? They are a natural way to help gardens grow. Teach your children about these little ladies: release thousands of them into the gardens, learn about conservation and other ways they can help the environment at your local zoo. Who knows, you might even consider using them in your homegrown vegetable patch!

  3. Earth Day children’s learning activities

    It’s important to introduce your kids to a greener lifestyle. This Earth Day, “go green”! Take part in a craft fair or spring festival, consider volunteering or do something to help the Earth in your community.

  4. Plant a sapling

    Planting a tree can help combat climate change and be great for the Earth. But in case you don’t have the time or the space to plant your own, a small donation or purchase can help you stay environmentally conscious.

  5. Drop off recycling and celebrate

    You know that recycling those cans and bottles can earn you a pretty penny and save the Earth. But, did you know that recycling your electronics can help prevent dangerous air pollution? With Earth Day right around the corner, now’s the time to stay aware and show you care. So spread the word and remember to recycle.

Earth Day Botanical Garden Activities

Allergic to animal dander? Plan your Earth Day trip to a botanical garden instead. Plant allergies? Look for tours of low-allergenic displays, such as orchid markets.