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1. ALLschoolers Recycling and Making Paper by Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House)

When: Tuesaday, April 19th @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 West Northwestern Ave.

In preparation of Earth Day celebrations, learn about recycling and how to turn your waste paper into art. Ages 6 & up of all abilities and genders. 

Admission: $5/child

2. Earth Day Storytime by The Academy of Natural Sciences

When: Wednesday, April 20th @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite little dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for an exciting Earth Day story time. Have some fun with Academy experts and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time and craft activity. Learn why water is an important resource and how to keep it clean. Join us for our reading of “Over and Under the Pond” and then craft a special finger-painted pond to learn how animals and plants need water to survive. This story time was developed for preschoolers and their families. We kindly ask that adults assist our young guests with participating in this playdate. Museum admission is included for one adult per registered child. For more information, contact Amy Hoyt at alp333@drexel.edu.

Admission: $12 nonmembers, $8 members

3. Earth Day Festival by The Academy of Natural Sciences and The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

When: Friday, April 22nd @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

There’s only one Earth, and we are on it together! Celebrate life on Earth and the systems that support it with a wild night of science programming and conservation conversations. Sip a craft beer or snack on a locally sourced treat while you ponder the clean water that went into making them. Meet Academy scientists as well as local sustainability experts from around the city to talk about how to get involved at home and afar. Focus on the future with solutions-based tips and talking points presented by Academy educators. Explore the stories of rare Academy specimens and take part in hands-on activities. Get inspired to take action to make the world a better place, one drop of water at a time.

Admission: Advanced admission $3-$12, Day of Pay-what-you-wish

4. Office of Sustainability’s Earth Day 2022 Event

When: Friday, April 22nd @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Cherry Street Pier

The Office of Sustainability is hosting an Earth Day event to celebrate the release of the latest edition of the Greenworks Review at the Cherry Street Pier! Featuring storytelling, interactive activities, vendors and more, join us as we celebrate another year of sustainable progress while getting the first look at the latest edition of our Greenworks Review magazine. The Greenworks Review features the voices of residents, students, teachers, activists, artists, and everyone in between. Combined, their efforts make our city a better place by keeping our communities safe, healthy, and inspired!

Admission: Free

5. Restoration Volunteer Workday: Restoring Jubilee Grove

When: Saturday, April 23rd @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.

Jubilee Grove is a favorite spot among school groups with lots of space for imaginative play, easy access to Cattail Pond for admiring freshwater ecosystems, and within sight of our Visitor Center. Help us revitalize this area as we remove invasive plants to make way for more diverse native plants. This Restoration Volunteer Workday is held in collaboration with Naturepalooza, our annual family-friendly Earth Day festival. Restore Jubilee Grove and then visit craft and activity tables, take a guided take, and munch down on some tasty food from local food trucks.

We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience necessary—we provide gloves (if needed), tools, and instruction. Please bring your own water bottle.

Admission: Free

6. Naturepalooza

When: Saturday, April 23rd @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.

Our signature Earth Day event returns with live music, activity tables, nature hikes, food trucks, and more, all centered around our Year of Restoration. As the Billy Jonas Band performs their energetic percussive music on recycled and found objects, engage in a participatory art project and help us unveil the new Restoration Station Loop, a self-guided educational hike along our trails. Registration is required.

Admission: Free

7. Rodale Institute’s Earth Day Celebration

When: Sunday, April 24th @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: 500 N 10th St.

Please join us at the Viaduct for a family-friendly Earth Day celebration! To encourage social distancing, registration will be limited. Donations will benefit FarmerJawn Community Greenhouses, an initiative that expands access to fresh, organic food in the Philadelphia area.

Admission: Suggested donation is $10/family

8. Earth Day Clothing Swap by The Fashion Circular

When: Sunday, April 24th @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: The Discovery Center, 341 Reservoir Dr.

Bring up to 5 item; take home up to 5 items! To be eligible for the swap, clothing & accessories must be clean and in perfect condition with holes and/or stains.

Admission: $5 suggested donation

9. Earth Day at the Meadows

When: Sunday, April 24th @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: South Philly Meadows at FDR Park, 1954 Pattison Ave.

The Meadows at FDR Park is one of the few natural places in South Philadelphia where people can go for a hike, picnic, walk their dog or just explore the great outdoors with friends and family.

City officials are threatening to destroy this great public space and turn it into artificial turf soccer fields, paved roads, buildings and a privately-run golf driving range. So we’re getting together to show the City of Philadelphia that their constituents want to keep this beloved park wild.

Admission: Free

10. Earth Day Stories presented by Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild

When: Sunday, April 24th @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

According to Denise McCormack, president of Patchwork and MC: “We are so delighted to bring storytelling to real, live Philadelphian audiences and we couldn’t have a better place to do that than The Rotunda. We look at this time as a celebration–a new beginning and appreciation for the world we live in–and have carefully selected stories to engage a multi-generational community of children, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends.

In fact, we expect a beautiful day, beautiful faces, and some outstanding storytelling to lead us into new and familiar worlds of the imagination and thought. We really want everyone to go home with things to talk about from the stories we share.”

Admission: Free, Pay-what-you-wish

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