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Wishing everyone a happy, peaceful, natural Earth Day.
Now sure what to do to celebrate?
If you can get outside to do something to serve the Earth and your community then do it.
Or just light a candle or pick up some trash.
I’m tired now from a day of outdoor play.
See you outside!
Day Two: Count Down to Earth Day
Enjoy Earth Day whether by strolling through the woods with your family (or alone) or participating in an event like those listed below.
And please remember to come back here and tell us about it!
What Grows on in Rhode Island has a database of Earth Day Events.
ecoRI published a wonderful list of events in Rhode Island.
The Matunuck Oyster Bar and 94 HJY have teamed up for a beach and salt marsh clean up on April 22nd followed by fun at the Oyster Bar.
The Mystic Aquarium is organizing a beach clean up in eastern CT on April 16th and is having an Earth Day Celebration at the aquarium on the 22nd.
You can celebrate Earth Day with a relaxing family hike at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, CT on April 23rd at 3 pm.
Featured Blog of Today is: I am a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Juliet is such a thoughtful writer and has ample information on using nature as a learning tool. Enjoy!
Please remember to check out and do some of our activities listed in Count Down to Earth Day.
Now, go outside and plant a garden!
Today I am launching a Count Down to Earth Day.
Earth Day started in 1970 as a way to increase awareness about environmental issues- today perhaps the biggest threat to our environment is the lack of children playing outside.
Here are 10 ways to celebrate Earth Day with the children of the World.
1) Lay on the ground, look up at the sky and count the clouds, notice the shapes in the clouds can you find an animal shape? Tell a story about it.
2) Set out bird food- make three holes in a pie tin and hang it from a tree, fill with bird food. How many different varieties of birds come to visit?
3) Collect leaves and make collage. You can use paper or just lay your leaves on the ground and investigate how they look, feel, and smell. How many different shapes can you find?
4) Plant grass seed (Easter Grass). Here’s how to.
5) Read about the History of Earth Day. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and lead to creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and formation of National Parks. Celebrate in a Park!
6) Press flowers- pick flowers (and always leave plenty behind) place between two sturdy pieces of cardboard and weigh down the rocks or bricks. When the flowers dry, use them on cards.
7) Clean up the garbage at a local park or playground. Make it extra fun by bringing friends.
Visit a farmers market and purchase locally grown vegetables for an Earth Day dinner.
9) Make grape vine wreaths by weaving the vines, then decorate with nature items for an Earth Day crown.
10) Purchase foods in bulk to eliminate (or reduce at least) waist associated with packaging.
As part of my count down to Earth Day I am going to feature one nature-filled blog a day.
Today’s Featured Blog: let the children play check it out and be inspired!
Check back tomorrow for more fun activities!
Now head outside and play!