Earth Day Activities


Earth Day is a time to honor the Earth and say thanks to Mother Nature for all that she gives us. It is a great day to plant a tree, learn what plants are good for your area, take a hike and admire the nature we are surrounded by each day. 

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, every year, and is celebrated across the world. 2020 marks the 50th year of the celebration. You can read more about the history of Earth Day and fund more fun facts here

If you are looking for Earth Day activities, we have ideas for you! We know that Earth Day 2020 will look at a little different, like most things we are celebrating right now, but that does not mean you cannot have fun and help make the Earth a better place for tomorrow. 

If you want to take a step back in time, here’s a broadcast from the very first Earth Day in 1970.

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action. One way to learn more about how your family can help the earth is to look at the impact of the food you eat on the environment. If you want to learn something new, there’s an online “foodprint” calculator. It will understand to footprint food leaves on the environment. Or, discuss as a family some of the Earth Day challenges and pick some to do. 

Activities you can do for Earth Day

Olmstead forest food chainOlmsted Parks Conservancy offers three free family-friendly nature scavenger hunts. This is one of the best Earth Day activities for kids. 

Watch a tour of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens on their Facebook page. 

Earth Day at Home hosted by Kentucky Waterways Alliance. Participate in any or all activities throughout the day. All activities are free and family-friendly.

Virtual Earth Day Celebration hosted by Peace of the Earth. Louisville’s only eco-friendly boutique wants to celebrate with Earth Day activities online.  They will be posting videos and online specials throughout the day. Go to their Facebook and Instagram pages and be doing a couple of fun giveaways too. 

For the week of April 19-25 Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will be sharing some of the ways they celebrate the Earth.  


Check out our good friends over at Kidlist. They have a great post about How to Grow Your Own Food and Buy Food from Local Farmers

Lift Up Lou is hosting a virtual Earth Day event, Wednesday April 22 at 11am. When you tune in, they will be discussing Earth Day activities for your family.

EarthFest – Venus, Earth, and Mars – LIVE Watch Party from 6pm-7pm. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History and OpenSpace. Hop aboard a live flight to unveil the mysteries of Earth’s toxic twin, Venus, and the dynamic nature of our planetary neighbors. What can Venus and Mars teach us about climate change and the unique conditions that support life on Earth?

St. Matthews Feed and Seed is open for curbside service and delivery (Weekdays only, $20 but worth it if you get a lot!!!) They can help you start a garden, pot plants, and more. Even if you don’t know a ton about gardening, they do!

If you are looking for other ideas that you can do from home, in your own yard or while taking a walk in your neighborhood, here are more Earth Day activities:

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