If you know me then you know I'm a treehugger. So with Earth Day just around the corner (April 22nd)
you know I'm excited. It's one of my favorite holidays of the year! I wanted to pass on some Eart Day events that will be taking place in hopes that you take the kids to one (or more) of them. I sure will be!
DeLand Green Affair
The DeLand Green Affair will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place downtown on West Indiana Ave. This free event will feature information, booths, and activities focused on green living. (By the way, I also run the Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society and we will have a booth there, taking part in the World Vegan Bake Sale. We will have loads of vegan baked goods available for donation. Please stop by and support that and learn more about how our food choices impact the environment. Hint, plant based foods are the best foods for the environment).
Our Nature 2012
Our Nature: Celebration of the ACA Natural Environment - April 14, Saturday-10 AM to 2 PM. Free and open to the public! Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, ACA (Atlantic Center for the Arts) Come out to ACA for a day of free, family fun and celebrate the environment at ACA’s Our Nature event Saturday April 14, 2012 from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be: nature walks, birds of prey, reptile exhibits, Marine Discovery Center exhibit, gardening classes, Japanese fish prints for kids, butterflies, beekeeping, live animals, a bee movie, yoga, drums and Special performances by Davey Rocker’s Barn Yard Jam – Puppet and Music Show.
Picnic on the Plaza
The City of Ormond Beach will be holding its annual "Picnic on the Plaza" to celebrate Earth Day. It will be held April 19, 2012 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 22 South Beach Street. You can buy or bring a lunch, listen to music, and have fun.
Each year for the past few years DisneyNature has come out with a movie focused on the planet. This year's movie focuses on chimpanzees. It looks great! I always take my kids to see the DisneyNature movies. It opens on April 20, 2012 and if you go see it during the week a portion of the movie ticket price will be donated to help save chimpanzees in the wild. You can learn more about the movie here.
Central Florida Earth Day Festival
This is a festival that I have taken my kids to every year since moving to Florida. It's a great festival! All the food is vegetarian (keeping in line with the them of being environmentally friendly), and they have lots of information, activities, speakers, great, food, and even a kid's area. The event this year will be at Lake Eola Park and will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can learn more about this event, see the schedule of activities, and get directions here.
Earth Day Celebration at Gillespie Museum
This is an earth day event that will be held at Stetson University. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be gardening, earth-friendly crafts, live music, and a showcase of Steston Green Initiatives. It is located at 234 Eact Michigan Avenue. For more information, call 386-822-7330.
Daytona Beach Earth Day Festival
There will be an Earth Day Festival held in Daytona Beach at the Chiles Academy on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is a free event that will feature green living activities, live music, entertainment, kid's activities, food for purchase and free sampling, and information. Again, the Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society will have a booth there. Please stop by and learn more about how your food choices impact the environment. The Chiles Academy is located at 868 George W. Engram Boulevard in Daytona Beach.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
This park is located in Palm Coast. They are having Earth Day celebrations on both April 21, 2012 and April 22, 2012. There is a park admission fee of $10 per carload. There will be entertainment, environmental groups, arts and crafts, food for purchase, and more. For more information on the park go here.
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