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Earth Day in Denver: Family-friendly Events

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Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2022 and while we always advocate taking care of Mother Earth, Denver has some fabulous family-friendly events on this important day to help us remember how to invest in our planet.

Swing by the library to check out some kid-friendly books on Earth Day. Some of our favorites for kids: Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard, I Can Save the Earth: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle by Alison Inches and Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years which is filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts from the point-of-view of Mother Earth. 

Denver Earth Day Events

Chatfield Farms Earth Day

April 19, 10 a.m. 

Join the Gardens to celebrate Earth Day as we search the farm for changes that Spring brings. Learn how we can help our environment. Strolling Stories combines story time and nature hikes at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=4460&sch=192878

Seedlings: Earth Day

April 20-22

Celebrate Earth Day while exploring the Denver Botanic Gardens and enjoying the beauty of nature. Plant seeds in an ecofriendly planting container.  Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Programs include stories, nature walks and art projects. https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/

Party for Our Planet

April 22-24

Come celebrate our big, beautiful planet at the Children’s Museum! Meet some cool critters, try tasty earth-friendly recipes, make crafts inspired by nature and so much more! https://www.mychildsmuseum.org

KidXClub Earth Yay

April 22, 4-6 p.m. 

Town Center of Aurora is celebrating Earth Day by planting a flower for you to take home! Grab your family and friends, and stop by. Registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com

Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 4-9 p.m. 

Celebrate Earth Day at Aurora Reservoir. Enjoy guided nature hikes, bird walks, planting in the native plant garden, special presentations of LIVE raptors by HawkQuest, nature crafts, an onsite volunteer opportunity, and local earth-friendly organizations and vendors. Entrance to Aurora Reservoir is FREE for those coming to the celebration.  https://www.auroragov.org

LoDo Cares 2022 Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration

April 23, 3-6 p.m.

Meet other community members and beautify our waterway, community playground and public gardens. They will provide a light breakfast, refreshments, music to move you, and all necessary equipment for you and your party. All you have to do is show up! https://www.eventbrite.com

 Fjällräven

April 23, 10 a.m. 

In celebration of Earth Day, Fjällräven is inviting the Denver community to go plogging with them to bring more people into nature and preserve it along the way. Plogging, which combines Swedish verbs plocka upp (pick up) and jogga (jog), is a way to empower people to go out in nature however they like to – walking, jogging, hiking, dancing, etc. – while encouraging them to pick up trash to help preserve nature. As a part of the celebration, Fjällräven will also be giving away five national park passes via a raffle. 1510 Platte St, Denver. https://stores.fjallraven.com

Annual Earth Day Cherry Creek Cleanup

April 23, 9 a.m.-noon

 Join your neighbors for this fun event and help clean up Cherry Creek. Meet at the Rothman Children’s Playground at Speer & Wynkoop. For information and to register: Eventbrite Earth Day Cherry Creek Clean Up.

Earth Day River Clean-up

April 10-22

South Platte Renew (SPR) is hosting the annual River Clean-Up event between April 11 and April 23. Building off the success of last year’s virtual event, this year will be a hybrid of DIY (do-it-yourself) efforts throughout the two weeks, leading up to the clean-up of Centennial Park. https://southplatterenewco.gov

Lakewood’s Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Earth Day Celebration Coming this Spring! Are you ready for music? Entertainment? Local beers? Food trucks? Vendors? Family fun? Each April, communities across the world celebrate Earth Day as a way to increase awareness of environmental issues. https://m.facebook.com/

Earth Day at The Shack

April 23, 7-9 p.m. 

Enjoy a spring afternoon by celebrating Earth Day with exhibits and activities for all ages and interests! The Shack is located between Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve. https://www.lafayetteco.gov

Wild Earth Day

Plant a tree, get free admission to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg. Home to more than five hundred rescued animals, this is the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world!  This year, the Wild Animal Sanctuary is offering free admission to anyone who donates a bush or tree, which will later be planted in the animals’ habitats. More information about the event, and which plants they would prefer, can be found here.

Go on a Hike

Mile High Mamas has many fantastic resources for family-friendly hikes.

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Hiking with Kids Colorado

10 of Colorado’s most scenic waterfall hikes

Go on a Bike Ride

Denver’s best biking trails for kids

Colorado’s Best Bike Paths and Trails

Fantastic Mountain Biking in the North Fruita Desert

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