As spring blooms and winter wanes, we are acutely aware of the beauty and delicate balance of the natural world around us. April 22 is 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!
[Editor’s Note: This list was last updated March 9, 2022. If you know of an event or activity happening in the OKC metro, please email the information to email@example.com.]
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 a movie and story time recommendation as well as crafts and a s’mores recipe.
Seed Reef at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St) features a sculpted paper coral reef created by artists Emma Difani and Malcolm Zachariah. In celebration of Earth Day, a limited number of pom pom sea turtle craft kits are available FREE with the purchase of a Seed Reef ticket, while supplies last. Adults, $8; kids (12 & under), $6; kids (3 & under), free. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
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.
Earth Day Walkups at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features fun activities scattered about the Children’s Garden ranging from Earth-loving natural crafts to commitment pledges, interactive games and lessons surrounding the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). Each child can pot up and take home a seed. Free to attend; donations welcome. 10 a.m. – noon.
Earth Day Celebration presented by EightTwenty and Vanessa House Beer Co. (118 NW 8th St) features a family-friendly celebration with live music and more. Free to attend. 5-10 p.m.
April 22 – 23
Tulsa Earth Day Celebration in the Tulsa Arts District 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.
Earth Day Celebration with Vines & Sunshine at Bluff Creek Park (11301 N Meridian Ave) features a drop-off event for kids age 3.5-10 years old. Kids can explore the great outdoors through running, walking, hiking and crafting. $19. 8:45 a.m.-noon.
FREE Earth Day Festival at Andrews Park in Norman (201 W Daws St, Norman). Features family fun activities teaching the importance of protecting our earth, including hands-on art projects, musical entertainment and more. Noon – 5 p.m.
FREE Earth Day Celebration at Penn Square Mall (1901 NW Expressway) features family-friendly activities including face painting, photo opportunities and fun ways to learn how to “go green.” Attendees can also receive a floral seed packet while supplies last. 2-4 p.m.