Earth Day is a Birthday! Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, CA. Every year, America and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22 and is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. We remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment! 

Earth Day for Kids & Families in Connecticut — this year we’re back together to celebrate with Covid-19 safety rules remain in effect – tickets must be purchased online, masks worn, and social distancing.

Party for the Planet at your local zoo this month: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo offers a number of virtual and live activities designed to mark the 51st anniversary of Earth Day for two weeks, April 12 – 22.  Or at Mystic Aquarium on the way…Pack a lunch and eat on the picnic tables outside! Buy local items, sustainable seafood, and organic produce at local stores and farms; Whole Foods Market hosts kids events all week.

4/17  South Windsor Fishing Derby for ages 16 and under FREE

4/22 Connecticut Science Center hosts Lunch Bunch at 12 Noon.

Woodbury Earth Month Celebration FREE

 4/22  Connecticut Audubon Society 2021 Earth Day Backyard Bioblitz is a free, it’s fun and it’s designed for you to have a great time. Bioblitz is just a fancy word for an organized attempt to see as many plants and animals as you can in a day. Participate by yourself, with friends, with family. Everything you need to know is here:

For more Earth Day resources explore on EPA.

Enter for a Chance to Win A Earth Day Prize from Penguin Kids!
This year we’re partnering with our amazing friends over at Imperfect Foods  for an Earth Day Instagram giveaway! Head on over to either @imperfectfoods and @penguinkids to enter for a chance to win a $100 Imperfect Foods Gift Card and a bundle of Penguin Kids’ best Earth Day themed books starting this Friday. 🌍 📚 Book prizes include Love the Earth Mad LibsFatima’s Great OutdoorsWhat Is Climate Change?Someone Builds the Dream, and Don’t Let Them Disappear! Giveaway ends this Sunday, April 18th at 11:59pm EST.

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