Wanted to update the Earth Day listings for family activities coming up this weekend…
Go-Go Green: Whew! It’s Warm in Here! – Mission Critical: The Case of the Greenhouse Monster
Thursday, April 24 4 p.m. FREE
It’s a hot topic: What happens when too much of the wrong gas on earth gets passed into the atmosphere? Recommended for ages 5-7. Register online or call 703-777-0323.
Celebrate Arbor Day!
Thursday, April 24 4 p.m. FREE
Come celebrate Arbor Day with stories, crafts and activities about the importance of trees. Take home a free seedling and start a new generation of trees! Recommended for ages 5 & up. Register online or call 703-737-8100.
Earth Day/Arbor Day
Herndon Town Green
Saturday, April 26 9 a.m.-Noon FREE
Enjoy conservation and stewardship themed activities, learn about the natural world around you, and discover the treasures of nature that are in your own backyard! Live entertainment featuring Ron Warren a Native American traditional flutist! Children’s activities and entertainment held throughout the morning. For adults, there are landscaping and rain garden programs. For more info, call 703.787.7300.
Earth Day Celebration for Kids: Wild Birds in Your Backyard
Saturday, April 26 Noon FREE
Fairfax County Park naturalist brings live native birds for an informative nature program. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 6-12.
Alexandria Earth Day
Ben Brenman Park, Alexandria
Saturday, April 26 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE
This year’s theme is Alexandria: What’s YOUR Footprint? and will focus on everyday activities citizens can do to reduce their environmental footprint. Activities include: Reuse Round-Up Event; A Green Home Fair; Youth Educational Activities; Tree Sale; Arbor Day Tree Planting; Performance by Blue Sky Puppets at 11 a.m.; and more. Rain location is Samuel Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive.
Children’s Day Celebration
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Saturday April 26 1-4:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Week of the Child and Earth Day at from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, games, crafts and demonstrations of activities celebrating children from around the world. Join the grand opening of our “green” parking lot, rain garden and butterfly garden. Reservations are required. This program is suitable for children ages 3 to 12 with an adult. The cost is $4 per person. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.
Celebrate Earth Day!
Claude Moore Park/Lanesville Heritage Area
Saturday April 26 1-4 p.m. FREE
Animals, plants, air, water, and humans are all pieces that together make up the puzzle that is the Earth. Explore stations designed to interactively teach about the importance of nature, our affect on nature, and recycling, through crafts, games, and more. Solve one mystery to get a clue for the next station, and pick up a puzzle piece to create your own planet Earth! Allow yourself enough time to complete the activities by 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Earth Day Campfire
Claude Moore Park
Saturday April 26 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Listen to Native American stories, play games, sing songs and toast marshmallows. For all ages. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700. (Connection Newspapers)