Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, but the events are starting this weekend! Here’s how to celebrate and give back with your family.
Saturday, April 14th
Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center
A 5K run/walk and kids 1K fun run plus Earth Day festival with electric vehicle (EV) ride & drive, live music, food trucks, bird walk, guided bike ride, zoo animals, arts & crafts, raffle prizes, Smokey the Bear, community booths with activities, environmental and public safety resources. Register here.
Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94063
This FREE event boasts live music, environmental fair, touch-a-shark, workshops, photo booth, hands-on science booths, food and animal exploration. You don’t want to miss this jam-packed event at such a scenic location!
Harrington Park, 759 Laurel Street or Vista Park, 400 Crestview Drive
Clean up downtown Laurel Street and improve Vista Park by adding plants and mulch
Saturday, April 21st
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, 94027
An educational event on current topics related to climate change and how technology may help to solve this crisis. There will be screening a documentary film “The New Fire,” about the ways in which fourth generation nuclear energy technologies may help in fighting climate change. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker, David Schumacher, and a distinguished panel of speakers including Ken Caldeira from Stanford, Ross Koningstein from Google, and others. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
333 Shoreway Rd, San Carlos 94070
This free event is open to all, with activities including a petting zoo, free food, raffle baskets, recycling site tours, puppet show, free compost, face painting, eco-friendly crafts, battery drop-off, and other great freebies!
Civic Center Plaza
This event includes Pedal 4 the Planet Bike Ride, Rock Climbing Wall, Petting Zoo, Yoga, Tai Chi, Arts & Crafts, Electric Vehicle Demo, Live Entertainment, Pedal-Powered Music, and Food Trucks.
Half Moon Bay/ Pacifica
Clean up spots along the coast from 9-11am; the EcoFest starts at 11am at Linda Mar State Beach
Pacifica Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly events in California, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay from 9-11am and then hosting a large EcoFest at Linda Mar State Beach with food, fun, music, eco-booths, hands-on kids activities, environmental speakers
San Lorenzo Beach
This event aims to motivate and educate it’s attendees and has activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses
Sunday, April 22nd
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame
Description: This child-friendly event will include hands-on activities and educational stations. Hear from experts on things you can do to protect our planet and learn ways to live in harmony with our wild neighbors.
9am-1pm (Volunteers), 1-4pm open to all
Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Road San Jose 95127
Come join the fun with the Alum Rock Park Rangers and the Youth Science Institute for an Earth Day celebration. Volunteers start at 9:00 am giving back to Earth and Alum Rock Park with different volunteer projects. All are welcome to enjoy Earth Day festivities with the Youth Science Institute and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, learn about local pollinators, sustainable gardening, see live animals, and offset our carbon footprint by planting native seeds and a ceremonial tree at the end of the event.