Earth Day 2015 Events and Celebrations in and around Louisville

 photo IMG_2496_zpsf71vdy5l.jpgLouisville Zoo – Sunday, 4/19 10-5. Party for the Planet $8 Admission, free parking (other events all month long)

Oldham County Parks & Rec Earth Day 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk – Saturday, 4/18 8am Morgan Conservation Park

Red Orchard Park Earth Day Celebration & 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, 4/18 10-2. The 5K run/walk begins at 1pm.

Shively Public Library – Saturday, 4/18 1:30 Earth Day Pre-K Party (ages 3-5)

Other area events and opportunities for your family to enjoy, celebrate and help our planet!

Bernheim Forest – Check out their calendar for various events all month long. Arbor Day 4/12, ECO Kids Discovery Day 4/18, Creatures of the Night 4/22

Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve – Wildflower Saturday 4/18 10-2. Presentation and two walks featuring the preserve’s favorite wildflowers. The Nature Center is open on Monday & Wednesday during the week of Earth Day 9 -1. Enjoy the Nature Center, Preserve, crafts and activities. 

Jefferson Memorial Forest – Volunteer opportunities available or take a hike with your family!

Louisville Arbor Day Festival – Friday, 4/17 10-1. Iroquois Park.

Louisville Nature Center – Self-directed Story Walk: “One Child, One Planet” 4/18 10:30-3 FREE, Restore the Forest Volunteer Day 4/25 10-1. (Children ages 7-14 may work alongside a parent.) Gardenaganza 4/16 11-4.

The Oldham County History Center – Saturday, 4/18 10-4 “Sally Brown Day” “A Force of Nature: Sally Brown” showing all day and tree seedlings given to first 100 visitors.

The Parklands – Check out their calendar for various events all month long. Wednesday Wonders Program 4/22 (registration required, $5 fee), Hiking, Park Clean Up Opportunities, etc.

Yew Dell Gardens – Saturday, 4/25 10-4 & Sunday, 4/26 12-3 Plant Sale & Garden Market. Large plant sale with garden items vendors, activities for kids, tours of the grounds, bonsai show and food trucks. (Regular Admission Fee)

By Guest Contributor: Nicolle Martin

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