Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd!
To celebrate, cities across Seminole County and Central Florida are hosting Earth Day events. These are wonderful family-fun outings and a great way to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and the people who inhabit the Earth.
Check out some of the cool upcoming Earth Day events happening across Central Florida.
Central Florida Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Lake Eola Park: 512 East Washington Street, Orlando
Central Florida Earth Day is the largest and longest-running Earth Day event in Central Florida. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach. For more information, click here.
Central Florida Zoo – Party for the Planet!
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
3755 US-17, Sanford, FL 32771
Celebrate our planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife through interactive environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fun games and crafts for the whole family. Connect to nature and conservation in the community, and be inspired to become conservation heroes to help protect this beautiful planet. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities. Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 100 or click here for more information.
City of Altamonte Springs 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lake Lotus: 1153 Lake Lotus Park Road, Altamonte Springs
Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Lotus Park, a beautiful 150-acre nature preserve which protects our wildlife and ecological systems. This free, family-friendly event includes activities such as nature exhibits & live animals, fishing instruction, panning for gems & minerals, ranger-guided tours, live entertainment, face painting & caricatures, free plant giveaways, food & beverages
Scheduled exhibitors include, seminole county master gardener program, florida fish and wildlife conservation commission, central florida mineral & gem society, florida friendly landscaping program, UF/IFAS Extension 4-H youth development, wekiva basin banding station, central florida zoo and botanical gardens. Click here for more information.
Seminole State College – Two Degrees: Earth on the Edge
Saturday, April 22, 7:00 PM
Seminole State College - Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, 100 Weldon Blvd., B, Sanford
Two degrees Celsius. That increase to the average temperature of Earth is believed by climate scientists to be a “point of no return” – where the profound changes to our planet’s environment and atmosphere instigated by greenhouse gas emissions could prove irreversible. “Two Degrees” explores the science of climate change and global warming, from the coldest, deepest ravines of the Antarctic to the seashores of Florida, and across millions of years of Earth’s history. Alongside the planetarium’s stunning fulldome imagery and animations, “Two Degrees” is a warning – and a call to action. Most appropriate for ages 9 and up. Hosted at the Emil Buehler Planetarium (B -117). Show starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.
City of Casselberry Earth Fest 2017
Saturday, April 29, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Dr, Casselberry
Casselberry presents its 8th annual Earth Fest! Free tree and plant giveaways, butterfly releases, speeches and music highlight the event, including educational presentations throughout the day. The areas that will educate, encourage and empower citizens to create a sustainable community include the Green Vendor Area, Green Transportation and Energy Area, Petting Zoo, Entertainment Area and a Kids Zone. Also be sure to check out the Recycled Art Exhibit, then stick around for happy hour in the Organic Beer & Wine Garden complemented by Voices of Wekiva concert with the Forlorn Strangers headlining 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission to Seminole County’s Earth Fest 2017 is free, and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact Event Chair Anthony Aramendia at 407-695-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
City of Maitland – Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration
Sunday April 30, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lake Lily Park: Lake Lily Drive, Maitland
Visit the City of Maitland for their farmer’s market and Earth Day celebration. A delightful two-in-one combo. There will be music, kids activities, and more. Click here for more information.
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