The beautiful spring days we are experiencing makes it more enjoyable than ever to get outside and take advantage of all that Mother Nature offers. Earth Day events and activities are a great reminder to celebrate and cherish the planet. April 22nd marks over 45 years of Earth Day celebrations. The Chicago area offers a wide variety of events all month long.
- Learn about animals and their habitats! Enjoy music, crafts and animals at Brookfield Zoo’s “Party for the Planet” Earth Day celebration on April 24th.
- Take a hike! Or a walk. The Chicago Botanic Garden is offering an Earth Day Walk on April 23rd. This guided walk through the woods offers a unique opportunity to learn about spring wildflowers and the restoration work currently in the works at the garden.
- Clean up! Chicago Friends of the Parks’ is hosting the 27th annual Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-up event on April 23rd. This event is the largest volunteer park clean-up in the Midwest, with over 4,000 volunteers.
- Don’t live in Chicago? Check with your local park district or village for fun events planned locally to celebrate and help the Earth.
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