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Get Outdoors for Earth Day 2017

Ready to show your love for Mother Earth? Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day — a day to show your appreciation and support for the planet that sustains us. How are you going to celebrate?

Local Earth Day activities

There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day. If you’re an activist, you can participate in a demonstration. If you’re a gardener, you can plant some flowers. You can also just take some time to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful world we live in. Simply getting outdoors is a great place to start.

But if you’re looking for some official Earth Day activities, check these out:

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt and Craft

April 21, 2017 (1-4 p.m.) Blendon Woods – Take part in a scavenger hunt, make a nature craft and watch live animals.

Pre-K Story Time

April 22, 2017 (10 a.m.) Scioto Audubon – Bring your little ones to listen to nature-inspired stories. Ages 3-5.

Earth Day Fair

April 22, 2017 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Lowe-Volk Nature Center – Crawford Park District partnered with local organizations to offer this fun and educational event. Fun activities teach you how to protect and enhance our environment.

Earth Day: Mission Possible

April 22, 2017 (1 p.m.) Sharon Woods – Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Help clean up the park by picking up trash and pulling invasive plants.

Earth Day Night Hike

April 22, 2017 (8 p.m.) Blendon Woods – What could be better than a walk through the woods under the stars? Join us for a 1.5-mile walk at Blendon Woods.

Frog Frenzy

April 22, 2017 (8 p.m.) Three Creeks – Take a walk through the ”swamp.” Search for frogs and learn to identify their mating calls. Be sure to bring a flashlight and wading shoes.

Birds for Beginners

April 23, 2017 (11 a.m.) Blendon Woods – Head to the nature center for a fun birdwatching experience. A chance for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike to search for birds who are migrating through Ohio.

Salamander Shuffle

April 23, 2017 (1 p.m.) Clear Creek – Are you up for a rugged adventure? Take a 2-mile hike through rugged terrain and shallow streams. Ages 8 years and up welcome. Registration required.

Kids Go Fly a Kite

April 23, 2017 (1 p.m.) Glacier Ridge – Bring a kite or even make one to bring home. Celebrate National Kite Month with us!

Sheep On the Farm

April 23, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) – Slate Run Farm – See cute little lambs, watch sheep shearing and learn about the uses for wool.

Save the Monarchs: Plant a Butterfly Garden

April 29, 2017 (9 a.m.) Hardin County Family YMCA – Help plant a butterfly garden. Monarch butterflies are running out of food, and they need your help! Get your hands a little dirty, and make a big difference!

Find other fun Earth Day events near you by visiting the Metro Parks website.