Are you looking for some Earth Day family fun or looking to volunteer as a family? Here are some fun events and opportunities you can take during the weekend of Earth Day, April 22-23rd. Feel free to comment any other events or volunteer opportunities below!
April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
COST: Free Admission / $2 Fee for Ice Age Pinelands Wetlands Presentation
DESCRIPTION: Nature talks & walks and other family fun activities
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Challenge
TIME(S): Noon to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest
DESCRIPTION: Join us for our trail upkeep workday, Cleanup hikes, etc. Be prepared: bring water, bring Lunch.
April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Winslow Township Green Fair
TIME(S): 10am to 2pm rain or shine
LOCATION: 125 S. Route 73, Braddock NJ 08037 (Hammonton for GPS)
AUDIENCE: Children and adults
DESCRIPTION: – Shredder Truck
– Ewaste drop off (Residents of Winslow ONLY)
– GreenDrop truck for unwanted, gently used household goods
– Kids activities such as a mad scientist, face painting, giveaways and much more!
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
TITLE OF EVENT: Laurel Lake Clean Up
LOCATION: Historic Crystal Springs – Lakeview and West Elma Avenues
CONTACT: Council President James Redstreake
DESCRIPTION: Annual Earth Day Lake Clean-Up, Saturday, April 22nd 9am Crystal Springs Park. Please come with rakes and shovels if Available. Gloves, bags and tools will be provided.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape May County
TITLE OF EVENT: Seedling Giveaway
LOCATION: Cape May County Park, 707 Rote 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
AUDIENCE: All visitors to the Cape May County Park
CONTACT: Vilma Pombo, Chairperson of the Middle Township Environmental Committee
DESCRIPTION: In celebration of Earth Day, Middle Township’s Environmental Committee will distribute 500 seedlings to visitors to the Cape May County Park.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration at the Zoo
TIME(S): Starting at 8:30 am
LOCATION: Cape May County Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day by kicking off with a 5K Mile Run (or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk) at 8:30am. Following at 10am, there will be plenty of family friendly activities to keep you busy at this FREE zoo. From children inflatables to hayrides to magic and juggling, there is so much for everyone to enjoy. It will also include information on how to care for nature.
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Nature Walk
LOCATION: Cape May Point State Park
DESCRIPTION: ADA Accessible
PHONE#: (609) 884-2159
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Community and Marine Debris Clean-up
TIME(S): 9:00 a.m. to Noon
LOCATION: Nature Center of Cape May Cape May Harbor, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204
COST: Free! Refreshments will be offered.
CONTACT: Gretchen Whitman, Center Director
DESCRIPTION: Learn about wildlife gardening and other basic maintenance chores while you assist Nature Center staff and volunteers in sprucing up the gardens for spring. We’ll plant, mulch, deadhead, weed, and prune throughout the Center’s grounds and along the harbor. This date coincides with Clean Ocean Action’s annual Beach Sweeps. Join us at the Nature Center to help clean our ocean and harbor beaches here in Cape May. Our Earth Day Clean-Up is a great community service project for your civic organization or scout group. We ask that you bring along your own tools (our supply is limited). Preregistration is not required; however, if you plan to bring a large group, we would appreciate a call ahead of time.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Gretchen.firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
COUNTY: Cumberland/Cape May
LOCATION: Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
DESCRIPTION: Come on out and show your appreciation for the Earth.
TITLE OF EVENT: TRMF & LAWKI Rain Barrel Workshop and Painting Night
TIME(S): 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Shops @53 Main, 53 Main Street, Toms River NJ 08753
DESCRIPTION: You’re invited! Please join us on Earth Day, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for a fun and educational night! All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event by co-hosts Toms River Moving Forward and LifeAsWeKnowIt, two groups in Toms River looking to create more sustainable, regenerative futures with community garden initiatives. FREE! Snacks provided.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Festival
TIME(S): 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center invites the community to a fun-filled afternoon of Earth Day workshops, music and food on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from noon to 4pm. Highlights of the day include Interactive Recycling Arts Workshops, Gardening Activities, Outdoor Games, an Artisan faire with live demonstrations, Family Line Dancing and Live Music by The Naked Sun. Plant a Milkweed Plant in our Butterfly Garden with the folks from the South Jersey Land Trust, help create a Mosaic Mural lead by the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, browse our Artisan Faire, enjoy lunch from one of our Food trucks, or play GAGA or tennis. Fun for the whole family! Additionally, visitors can view an art exhibition featuring the work of Salem County 7th – 12th grade teens from our 2017 Salem County Teen Arts Festival and enjoy a showcase of their performing arts talents in our Clare Rostan Appel Theater at 1pm. FREE! More information: http://www.appelfarm.org/events/earth-day-at-appel-farm/
or (856) 358-2472. Walk-ins welcome, no reservation required.