Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day (which started right here in Nebraska!) with many activities and events!
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Earth Day Hike at Hummel Nature Center – Saturday, Apr. 13 (9:30 a.m. – noon), FREE [REGISTER]
- Help clean up Hummel Park for the spring. Learn about the flora and fauna at Hummel and why it is important to do our part to help keep nature beautiful and thriving.
- Location: 3033 Hummel Park Rd., Omaha, NE.
Earth Day Omaha – Saturday, Apr. 13 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Elmwood Park, FREE admission
- Children’s activities, demonstrations, short speaker sessions, live music, and more.
- Free Tree Climb Opportunity at Earth Day Omaha – Saturday, Apr. 13 (12 – 5 p.m.). Climb Nebraska’s state champion swamp white oak with a rope and harness.
Party for the Planet at the Omaha Zoo – Saturday, Apr. 20 (9 a.m.- 3 p.m.), Regular admission applies
- Visit with vendors from local conservation organizations and enjoy Omaha Street Percussion who perform music on recycled trash cans and buckets.
- Location: 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE.
Earth Day Championship at Hitchcock Nature Center – Saturday, Apr. 20 (9 a.m.), FREE [REGISTER]
- Learn about litter and its impact on wildlife, then become an Earth Day Champion and hit the trails for park clean up. Pre-registration is required for this event by Wednesday, April 17th as space is limited.
- Location: 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA.
Earth Day Community Clean Up – Saturday, Apr. 20 (1 – 3 p.m.), FREE [REGISTER]
- Join Keep Omaha Beautiful for their first community cleanup of the year as they celebrate Earth Day. Meet by the Adams Park Community Center at 1 p.m., and spread over the park to clean up litter. Keep Omaha Beautiful will provide all cleanup supplies. Registration is encouraged so we can plan accordingly.
- Location: Adams Park, 3230 John Creighton Blvd., Omaha, NE.
Earth Day Storytime & Craft at Learning Express Toys of Omaha – Monday, Apr. 22 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.), FREE
- celebrate Earth Day with a special The Lorax storytime and craft!
- Location: 120 Regency Pkwy., Omaha, NE.
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration at Lauritzen Gardens – Sunday, Apr. 28 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling. Children who dress like a tree get in free.
- Location: 100 Bancroft St., Omaha, NE.
Sarpy County Earth Day – Sunday, Apr. 28 (12 – 4 p.m.), FREE
- The annual Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo will feature fun and educational environmentally-friendly activities with a highlight on the environmental efforts in our community. This is a FREE, indoor event.
- Location: BPS Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Dr., Bellevue, NE.
City Sprouts South Earth Day Celebration – Sunday, Apr. 28 (3 – 5 p.m.), FREE
- Celebrate the kickoff of the Siembra Salud program when you come tour the community garden facilities, taste healthy foods, discover useful weeds, screen print a t-shirt, construct a mason bee hive, and meet your neighbors. Free food and music for the family!
- Location: City Sprouts South Community Garden, 1815 N St., Omaha, NE.
Free Entrance Day in the National Parks – Saturday, Apr. 20
Earth Day & Party for the Planet at Lincoln Zoo – Apr. 19 – 21 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo! Say hello to your favorite animal friends and watch a show on the Animal Encounter Stage. Included with regular admission.
Lincoln Earth Day – Saturday, Apr. 27 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.), FREE
- Lincoln Earth Day is a free, kid-friendly event for the entire family to enjoy. There will be musical performances, hands-on demonstrations, food trucks, green vehicles and more.
- Location: Union Plaza, N. 21st St., Lincoln, NE.
Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Nebraska City – Apr. 26 – 28
- Celebrate the tree planter’s holiday where it all began – in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The entire community will mark the internationally-celebrated holiday with a parade, races, market, craft show, and more.
Arbor Day Weekend Celebration at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge Mansion – FREE Admission Friday-Sunday, April 26-28
- Celebrate Arbor Day with FREE admission April 26-28 at the Tree Adventure (courtesy of Arbor Bank) and at Arbor Lodge Mansion (courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation).
- On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy fun weekend activities across the farm including tree climbing, tree crafts, Morton family history, and more.
It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting.
Have a wonderful celebration!
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