From trivia and cleanups to music and aquaponics, there are so many Earth Day 2022 events taking place in Kentucky! Read on for details about the events some of our members and friends are hosting this year.
Kentucky State University’s Environmental Education & Research Center: Earth Week Join Kentucky State University’s Environmental Education and Research Center team as they celebrate Earth Week! Register for one day or all days by selecting different ticket options. DAY 1: April 18, 5-7 pm EDT Rosenwald 4-H Youth Development Center | 315 Maryland Ave. Frankfort, KY Join us for a Field Day at Kentucky State’s Rosenwald 4-H Center, which will include various activities guests can participate in during the two-hour event. These activities include the following: Soil Science Activity, Community Art Project, Drone Demonstration, Tree Ring Analysis Activity, Conservation-based Arts and Crafts, and Aquaponics. DAY 2: April 20, 10 am-12 pm EDT Virtual event This second day is completely virtual and will showcase experts in the field from across Kentucky as they discuss their work. There will also be virtual tours of places that have implemented conservation practices! DAY 3: April 22, 10 am-6 pm EDT Spring Open House at Kentucky State’s Environmental Education and Research Center | 1371 Little Dixie Road, Pleasureville, KY 40057 10 a.m. start (all-day activities): Fishing; Booths from Frankfort Audubon Society and Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves; Self-guided hikes; Self-guided tour; Conservation-based activities at the pavilion 10:30 am – 12:00 p.: Bird Walk guided by Frankfort Audubon Society 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Wildflower Walk guided by Lynn Garrison 12:30 pm: Lunch 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Wildflower Walk guided by Lynn Garrison 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Macroinvertebrate Sampling Demonstration guided by Ian Ries 4:30-6 pm: Networking and S’mores Come on out to learn about our impact on the environment and how we can support conservation efforts right from our own homes! No registration fee. Learn more here.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Earth Day Trivia
April 22, 5-9 pm EDT
Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park
Celebrate Earth Day with The Parklands by showing off your nature knowledge and enjoying an evening in the park! Join us for a night of trivia, food, and drink from 5–9 pm on Friday, April 22, at the Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park. Gather your best nature trivia team to compete for Parklands prizes all while enjoying beer from Ten20 Craft Brewery and food from local food trucks!
Food and beer will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. with trivia starting at 6 p.m. There is no cost to participate in trivia, but teams must register with Parklands staff upon arrival. Teams must be finalized and registered by 5:45 p.m. Teams should consist of 2-6 people. Get all the details here.
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth: Earth Day Cleanup
April 22, 9-11 am EDT
40 West Drive, Nazareth, KY 40048
Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability for an Earth Day Cleanup on Friday, April 22, at Nazareth. Volunteers are invited to check in outside of the SCN Center on Nazareth’s campus, gather in prayer before dispersing, and set off across Nazareth’s campus to collect litter and trash from the land and waterways. Light refreshments and cleanup supplies will be provided.
This cleanup is registered with the Great Global Cleanup, a worldwide campaign to remove billions of pieces of trash from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails, and parks—reducing waste and plastic pollution, improving habitats, and preventing harm to wildlife and humans. To register, contact Julia Gerwe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 348-1573.
Danville/Boyle County Community Earth Day Festival April 23, 11 am-3 pm EDT U.K. Extension Office Pavilion, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville Danville's Earth Day celebration will take place on April 23, 2022. The Danville Earth Day celebration is open to everyone, free of charge. Confirmed exhibitors include Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, Art Center of the Bluegrass, Bernheim Arboretum, La Cruz Habitat Protection Program, and many others. Live music is provided and food is available for purchase. Approximately 500 people attend Danville's Earth Day celebration each year and enjoy booths and exhibits from dozens of exhibitors that are improving our planet and our community.
EKU Division of Natural Areas: Earth Day Extravaganza April 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm EDT EKU's New Science Building (533 John Hanlon Drive), Classroom 3119 Join the Saturday Morning Science program on April 23 for a fun and interactive event for kids grades K-8 to learn about science and celebrate Earth Day 2022. Students will receive a lesson and related activity as well as snacks and time to interact with peers. The cost is $25 per child with an option to purchase a discount card for three sessions for $60. All funds go toward supporting Environmental Education Service Learning. Learn more here.
Louisville Zoo: Earth Day at the Zoo
April 24, 10 am-5 pm EDT
As part of the month-long Party for the Planet event, head to the zoo for a day of Earth fun! Enjoy $8.25 admission PLUS Free Parking courtesy of LG&E and KU Foundation. There will be community eco partner displays. Come join the fun and learn what you can do to help save our planet! Learn more here.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest: Earth Day Concert with Mr. Dan April 22, 11 am-12 pm EDT Spirit Nest at Bernheim In celebration of Earth Day, join Mr. Dan for a nature song extravaganza! Sing, dance, and rock out to songs that celebrate the plants and animals of Bernheim. This family concert is appropriate for all ages. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary: Earth Day Volunteering April 23, 10 am-12 pm EDT Join park staff at Raven Run to help keep the park beautiful! Celebrate Earth Day with a morning of giving back to our planet by removing invasive plant species. Happy (almost) Earth Day, everyone!