In celebration of the weeks around Earth Day, National Environmental Education Week, and the spring season, enjoy a range of free and low-cost family events each day. Earth Day Bouquet offers your family a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, get involved in your local and natural community, and become motivated to make a difference in the health and sustainability of the environment.
Check our events schedule and mark your calendar for a Bouquet of things to do, explore and learn about this Earth Day season.
New This Year – Earth Day Nature Passport
We at Nature Net are releasing a digital and texting-only Earth Day set of Nature Passport challenges! Text the code words below to (608) 299-9207 for some fun nature challenges you can do in your backyard or at the Nature Net site!
Text the word under a logo to (608) 299-9207 to get started!
- Check out the PBS Wisconsin Education new Wisconsin Biography edition featuring Gaylord Nelson. “The idea for Earth Day came from a Wisconsinite named Gaylord Nelson. He wanted to set aside a day for people to learn about the environment. He shared his idea with people and it grew into Earth Day.”
- Walk the free trails or try one of these nature activities at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center every day from dawn to dusk.
- Take a virtual tour of the caves at Cave of the Mounds
- Hike boardwalks at Cherokee Marsh dawn to dusk seven day a week.
- Participate in Dane County Park‘s games and citizen science opportunities!
- Bring the Zoo to you with keeper chats, animal crafts, and animal adventures from Henry Vilas Zoo.
Join These National Programs
- Project BudBurst – Record your spring nature observations.
- Earth Day 2021– Campaign to promote climate action.
- National Environmental Education Week (April 19-23) – Find activity kits and educator guides for outdoor and environmental education experiences.
- Green and Healthy Schools – Get your school to reduce environmental impact and costs and improve environmental and sustainability literacy.
- Nature at Work: Inspiring Just Responses for an Unruly World – Thursday April 22 – Friday April 23 [VIRTUAL] :While nature has always been an uncontrollable force of both beauty and devastation, human impact on the ecosystem has made nature increasingly unpredictable. An unruly climate marked by extreme weather events is leading to challenges such as biodiversity decline and water scarcity while also placing a significant and unjust burden on the most vulnerable populations.During this year’s Earth Day learning event we will discuss environmental justice and the ways in which our climate challenges are impacting health, education, the economy, and the overall wellbeing of people around the world. We will explore nature’s incredible power and how increased efforts to respect it will lead to social justice and mitigate some of our greatest climate-related challenges.
Let Us Know How You Celebrate!
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