Earth Day is April 22nd and the theme this year is environmental and climate literacy. There is a need to build a global understanding about the concepts of climate change and the awareness of its unprecedented threat to our planet.
In Humboldt County, there are several events taking place in support of Earth Day. With so many activities to select from, you’re bound to find something that’s fits your personality so you can contribute to Earth Day.
Neighborhood Center in Arcata
Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Humboldt March for Science is an educational, inclusive all day event encouraging solidarity, involvement and interaction from a diverse community of thinkers who hold science to be valuable in this complex, inter-connected world.
Mad River Alliance River Clean Up
Sunday April 23 at 9 a.m.
Mad River Alliance is a community driven group working to protect clean local water and the ecological integrity of the Mad River watershed for the benefit of its human and natural communities.
Party for the Planet on Earth Day
Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka
Saturday, April 22 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Sequoia Park Zoo invites the community to come celebrate Earth Day in our Party for the Planet free day. Come enjoy games, face painting, and educational activities here at the Zoo!
Arcata Community Forest
Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by helping build a trail at the Jolly Giant Dam in the Arcata Community Forest. Meet at 9 a.m. near 955 East California Avenue. Wear a long sleeve shirt, work pants and boots and bring rain gear and water. Gloves, tools, snacks and beverages provided.
Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Humboldt State University History Museum, Arcata
Join us for a fun and fabulous hands-on science day to learn about planet Earth and the Solar System on Earth Day! Several activities developed by NASA and the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) will be presented along with activities such as making a light spectrum and walking away with your own UV beaded bracelet. Astronomers of Humboldt will be on hand with telescopes to see the sun and moon. Adults with kids are free.
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