Earth Day is Sunday April 22, but there are activities and events all over Lake County happening all week long.
Tuesday April 17-Saturday April 21
- During open Hours, Earth Day at the Prairie Grass Nature Museum, Round Lake This year Earth Day, April 22, falls on a Sunday. In anticipation and celebration, we have planned special ‘green’ programs and drop-in activities for the entire week preceding Earth Day. Bring in an empty plastic water or soda bottle with a lid and you can make a lava lamp out of it.
Friday April 20
- 7:00-8:00pm Nightlife Earth Day Stories, River Trails Nature Center, Northbrook. Celebrate Earth month with stories and snacks by a campfire. Registration required. $2/person.
- 7:00-8:00pm Eating Wild, Alcott Center, Buffalo Grove. Join “The Bug Lady,” Theresa Greinig, and walk through 4.5 billion years of geologic time as we learn about local insects and how they have survived longer than the dinosaurs.This is a program that will awaken not only your mind, but your taste buds as well. All ages welcome, but the content is most appropriate for ages 8 and up. FREE
Sunday April 22
- 11:00 am-3:00pm Earth Day Celebration, River Trails Nature Center (Northbrook). Guided trail hikes, critter encounters ,craft corner, puppet shows, storytelling and more. FREE
- 12:00-4:00 pm Go Green for Earth Day, Crabtree Nature Center (Barrington). Learn ways to be green casting area provided by Cabela’s, free mini bike tune ups from L.L. Bean, make paper, plant seeds and more. FREE
- 10:00am-1:00pm PBS Kids/Earth Day, Bowen Park, Waukegan. Join PBS kids and the Waukegan Park District to celebrate Earth Day. Planned activities include a hiking tour, scavenger hunt, tree planting, nature craft and preparing the children’s garden for the upcoming season. FREE
- 1:00-4:00pm Earth Day at the Raupp Museum, Buffalo Grove. Visitors will get a chance to make a bird feeder from a water bottle, learn to identify common trees, and plant seeds for spring. FREE