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Celebrating Earth Day in Sacramento

April 5, 2013

 imagesBy Heather Crivellone

“Each year, Earth Day- April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.”  Today, millions of people worldwide come together to celebrate Earth Day and show support for environmental protection.
Throughout the month of April, you can find events around Sacramento to help support and “do your part” in celebrating our precious Earth.  And what a wonderful gift to give your children, but a better understanding of how we each take a part in protecting and preserving our planet!

This Saturday, April 6 at the Sacramento Zoo your family can participate in “EarthFest”. This event will be held from 9am-4pm with the zoo general admission. You will learn how to protect and preserve the earth with environmental, wildlife and conservation organizations.  There will be storytelling, activities and educational exhibits throughout the zoo, as well as a Recycle Rummage Sale!

Sunday April 21 is the 7th Annual Sacramento Earth Day Festival at Southside Park from 11am-4pm.  There will be over 100 tables and vendors on site with practical information for saving money, living healthier and protecting the environment!  With entertainment, live music and food vendors all at one of the most popular Sacramento parks… . this is an event not to miss!

Also on Sunday, April 21 is the Children’s Earth Day Event at Star Eco Station in Rocklin (4465 Granite Drive, Suite 700).  This is a Free family event hosted by the Star Eco Station from 10am-3pm.  There will be food, bounce house, vendor fair and hands-on activities to help teach the children the importance of protecting our planet.  Discounted tours of the Eco Station will be available.

In Roseville on April 20 from 10am-3pm, there will also be a festival at Mahany Regional Park (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd).  This will be the 6th annual “Celebrate the Earth” festival.  Live music, food, vendors, animal shows and demonstrations.

The Sacramento Area Creeks Council hosts the annual “Creek Week” with a variety of activities starting on Friday April 5 and going through Sunday April 14.  Activities include: Creek exploration, Bufferlands Birds and Blooms tour, Steelhead Creek Beaver Pond walks, worm composting, Mather Vernal Pool Flower walks and more.  And of course the week will end with the “Big Day Celebration” at Carmichael park (5750 Grant Ave) on April 13 from 12-2pm.

Sacramento Children’s Museum in Rancho Cordova (2701 Prospect Park) will also be hosting an event for the kids to have an opportunity to learn Earth-friendly lessons through interactive activities on Saturday April 20.  The museum will be open from 9am-5pm and the special activities that will be led from 10am-3pm that day.  Any child who ears green on this day will receive 50% off admission.

So as you can see, there are plenty of events throughout the Sacramento area to keep you and your family busy this month learning about and celebrating Mother Earth.  This is a great way to start getting your children involved in helping to make a difference in our world and I hope each and every one of you will take a part in one of these activities or any of the other activities that may be happening in your community during this month.

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