Earth Day Events in Orange County!
Earth Day is an incredible opportunity to bring people together to reflect on the importance of protecting our natural world. In fact, Earth Day is one of the largest international holidays, celebrated in 192 countries. This year will mark Earth Day’s 46th year of celebration since it’s creation by the Earth Day Network nonprofit.
We’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorite Earth Day events in Orange County. They’re sure to inspire you to appreciate and care for the world around you every day!
Newport Bay Conservancy’s “Earth Day at the Bay”
Come and celebrate Earth Day 2016 at this fantastic (and free!) all ages community event! The kids won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm with Earth Day themed crafts, a face painting booth, live animals, and scavenger hunt! Parents can also enjoy exhibits, food trucks, live music, and a screening of a Newport Beach Film Festival movie.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for thousands of dollars worth of credit to local Orange County businesses. All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Newport Bay Conservancy.
The 26th annual “Earth Day at the Bay” will be held Saturday, April 23 from 10 am-3pm at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach.
Earth Week 2016 at Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Sustainability will host a variety of events for all members of the community next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on campus. Activities will include a farmer’s market, exhibits on green energy, sustainable transportation and a showcase on recycling and waste. The Fullerton Arboretum is also sponsoring Orange County’s first bioblitz.
Parking will be available at the university, and Earth Week events will be held at a variety of times and locations on campus.
Pretend City Children’s Museum Earth Day Celebration
Children of all ages and their grown-ups will learn about the Earth in an interactive environment at the Earth Day 2016 Celebration hosted by Irvine’s Pretend City! Engaging activities such as recyclable art projects, natural science experiments, and environmentally themed story time and art lessons will be featured.
Pretend City employs an arsenal of trained educators to help guide you and your child. With the experienced staff and amazing activities, everyone is guaranteed to learn something new and have a great time along the way! This Earth Day event will be held Friday, April 22nd from 10am until 4pm, and is included in the price of admission.
Be Green and Recycle Earthday Fair
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will be hosting a furniture re-painting DIY workshop for $35 per person. In addition to the workshop, there will also be a free electronic recycling drive from 9-6 at the Santa Ana ReStore. All proceeds will go toward funding affordable Habitat OC homes for under privileged families in O.C.
This Earth Day Event in Orange County will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Visit their website for more details.
Bolsa Chica Wetlands Coastal Cleanup
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is a small non-profit organization that relies heavily on volunteers to help restore native habitats. They host a number of volunteer events each month focused on conservation and coastal clean up.
Kids as young as 6 and adults of all ages are welcome to attend this month’s next clean up efforts on Saturday, April 30th to put their Earth Day thoughts into action! RSVP beforehand and make sure to slather on the sunscreen, wear closed toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle.