April 22 is officially the day that we celebrate our home, our planet, our Earth. On this day, our environmental issues are promoted in hopes to bring awareness of what we need to do to take better care of our planet. Some of the issues brought up during this time are global warming, climate change, pollution and the conservation of water. In addition, many cities hold special events to promote Earth Day. Orange County has several events and if you are looking for a place to celebrate our home, look no further. We have a few suggestions for you.
Virtual Earth Day Events for 2020
Family Art Festival and Earth Day Celebration – Cancelled for 2020
Buena Park Community Center
The City of Buena Park Fine Arts is excited to announce that the Family Arts Festival and Earth Day event will be taking place at Smith-Murphy Park at 5290 Cameron Drive, Buena Park. The Children’s Arts Festival will provide a wonderful opportunity for the family to discover and appreciate the arts together. If your family enjoys hands-on art activities and live music, while learning how to take care of our planet, then this event is for you!
Earth Day at the Headlands – Cancelled for 2020
Nature Interpretive Center
Come out for Earth Day At The Headlands for an educational experience, take a trip to the Nature Interpretive Center and learn about Dana Point Headlands and it’s endangered and rare species, water quality and conservation, recycling and history of Dana Point’s Native American’s through a “Journey to the Past.”
While here, visitors will be able to view local live birds of prey, live snakes, fossils and geologic history, and marine mammals from the whale trail. Some activities include arts and crafts, and games for the kids.
Virtual Earth Week at Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Sustainability
Cal State Fullerton
April 21 – April 24
At the Cal State Fullerton Earth Week event, different campus departments and organizations come together and bring their perspectives on sustainability to campus and encourage the community to live a sustainable life.
Earth Day Festival – Cancelled for 2020
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
If you are in the Huntington Beach area, visit the Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival for free fun with your friends and family. Some of the activities at this event will be interacting with live animals, learning about wetland ecology and pollution, and testing the water quality. Activity booths will also be at the festival (which include a jump tent, food for sale and guided tours of the reserve).
Earth Day Celebration – Cancelled for 2020
Pretend City Children’s Museum
Celebrate Earth Day with the kids at Pretend City where the family can learn how to appreciate our home and learn new ways to care for it! Join in for recycling activities, Earth science and art! The kids can take part in Smart Art (creating buildings and cars from cereal boxes and cars) and Simple Science (having the children utilize their deductive reasoning skills and senses as they explore and match a variety of seeds).
Earth Day Celebration – Cancelled for 2020
Niguel Botanical Preserve
Visit the Niguel Botanical Preserve and volunteer your time to plant and clean up the weeds. Helping improve the landscape of this 18-acre preserve is a great way to give back to Mother Earth. Volunteers will be working in the soil, so they are encouraged to wear old clothing and closed toed shoes. Drinking water and a light snack will be provided. You can reserve your spot at Registration@CityofLagunaNiguel.org by April 17.
Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration – Cancelled for 2020
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Christopher Park. Visitors can learn about environmental programs that are offered by the City and exhibitors at the Green Expo and volunteers will be able to plant new landscapes at the park. Volunteers can enjoy free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. Volunteers must submit an application and waiver prior to planting.
Earth Day at the Bay
Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center
Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Take a stand together and show our planet that you care at the Earth Day at the Bay, located in Newport Beach. Environmental partners will be present to show visitors what they can do to help protect and preserve our planet. Booths will have family friendly activities which include arts and crafts, science discovery, and educational information. Participate in the scavenger hunt with the chance to win small prizes. This will be a fun filled day with live music from Danny Maika. Guests are asked to bring a bag of small, clean, hard plastic items (bottle caps, toy pieces, old pens and markers, etc.) so that they Child Creativity Lab can help make amazing creations to keep these plastics out of our Bay and ocean.
Take the Eco Challenge
Discovery Cube Orange County
April 18 – April 26, 2020
Discovery Cube is celebrating Earth Month by challenging spring breakers to Take the Eco Challenge! Visitors will learn and experience how small changes can make big and positive impacts on our home. This earth friendly event will promote a lifestyle that is healthier and eco-friendly to our environment. During your visit, explore some of the Cube’s eco-friendly exhibits which include: The Discovery Market, Eco Garage, Race to Recycle truck, the Aquavator, and the Helicopter Tour. Learning about composting also became easier! Don’t miss the daily Eco Challenge Show, where visitors will learn how to compost and preserve water in the soil to help grow healthy plants and produce less waste in our landfills.
These are only some of the many Earth Day activities taking place in Orange County. Mother Earth has continuously taken care of us, so it’s important to show her how much we appreciate everything she’s done. Let’s dedicate time to spreading awareness of the dangers our planet is undergoing in hopes to promote ways we can better protect our planet and show Mother Earth how much we appreciate her by coming together and celebrating a place that we all love…our home.
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