As spring blooms and winter wanes, we are acutely aware of the beauty and delicate balance of the natural world around us. This year, on April 22, marks the anniversary of Earth Day, a day dedicated to helping protect and restore our planet. Here are some eco-friendly activities your family can enjoy at home and in the community!
FREE Great Outdoors Day with OHOF@Home (online). Embark on a virtual field trip to several Oklahoma preserves, including the J.T. Nickel Preserve named after Oklahoma Hall of Famer John T. Nickel, with The Nature Conservancy. Then, continue the fun with movie and story time recommendation as well as crafts and a s’mores recipe.
FREE Tulsa Earth Day Virtual Celebration (online) features art shows, live music, educational videos, nationally prominent environmental speakers and more. All ages are invited to learn more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle during the Tulsa Earth Day Celebration festivities.
OKC Beautiful LitterBlitz (various locations). Gather a team and head to a nearby park or green space to collect litter. OKC Beautiful will provide trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Preregister.
FREE Earth Day Clean Up at Norman Park (various locations). Participants can visit one of the following parks to pick up trash. Cleaning materials will be provided at each location. Preregister. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Family Workshop: Earth Day Nature Walk at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn how to use all your senses to gather a nature collection together and build a mandala with the collected items. The group will also discuss ways we can act every day to help Mother Earth, not just on her birthday. Best suited for ages 5-11. Member, $6; nonmember,$8. 6-7 p.m.