This weekend celebrate Earth Day locally at Sheldrake Nature Center on Saturday 22nd in Larchmont and Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday 23rd in Scarsdale.
Here’s how to have some fun and save the planet at the same time:
At Sheldrake Nature Center on Saturday 22nd:
Free Larchmont Reservoir Clean-up Event!! Help us with an outdoor service project to beautify the Larchmont Resevoir! Then…..
11am-3pm– Stay with us for Family Earth Day Celebration
Eco-Crafting & Planting
StoryWalk™ with local author Todd Harrington “What are Trees for?”
Art Exhibit & Sale
Nature Education & Ponding
Family Earth Day Celebration is free for members at Supporter, Advocate, Patron and Founder levels and kids under 2. $3 for other members and $8 for non-members who register before 4/21. Register HERE
At Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday 23rd:
12pm – 4pm Scheduled Programs
10:30am Pre-event yoga practice (open and free to the public)
12:00pm Solarize Your Home Information Session
1:00pm Solar Punch Live Music and Solar Cooking Demonstration
1:45pm Local Farmers Coalition Presentation
2:00pm “Meet the Worms” and Learn to Compost
2:30pm The Buzz on Bees Demonstration
3:00pm Tree Planting Ceremony
ONGOING PROGRAMS (12:00pm – 4:00pm)
Craft: Make Your Own Seed Balls
Craft: Recycled Paper Bead Bracelets
Meet the Animals
Sunshine Photo Booth
Advocate for Earth with Food and Water Watch
Environmental Policy Update with NYPIRG
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Composting– Visit westchestercompostersale.ecwid.com to order your backyard composter and/or rain barrel now so you can pick it up at Greenburgh’s Earth Day Celebration, or other locations around Westchester.
Why should you start composting? Organic waste comprises thirty percent of household trash going into Westchester incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our incinerators and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens.
Image of Earth courtesy NASA.