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Celebrating Earth Day in Huntsville 2016

Celebrating Earth Day in Huntsville 2016

It’s the 46th annual celebration of Earth Day, and Huntsville has lots of local opportunities to get out and enjoy it!

Because of it’s vast amount of greenspace, Earth Day in Huntsville doesn’t have to be just one day in April, and thanks to Operation Green Team there are ways to pitch in year-round.

Earth Day Concert

Friday & Saturday, April 22-23
Cost: FREE
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The Huntsville Master Chorale invites you to celebrate Earth Day by attending “Let the Earth Sing” concerts on Friday April 22, 7:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church and on Sunday April 24, 3:00 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church in Madison. The concert feature new works by J.D. Frizzell and Dennis Clements. Artwork from local elementary students will also be showcased during the performance.

Go On a Hike

Saturday & Sunday, April 23-24
Cost: FREE
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By far, one of my family’s favorite things to do on or around Earth Day, and the Land Trust of North Alabama’s knowledgeable guides are always wonderful. There are two hikes to choose from this weekend – one for experts on Saturday and one for intermediate hikers on Sunday.

GreenPowerUSA Races

Saturday, April 23 from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
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Meet the next generation of STEM leaders participating in the Greenpower ChallengeTM as they showcase their electric vehicles which they have designed, built, and will race themselves in the second running of GreenpowerUSA to be held at Whitesburg school. This challenge uses the excitement of motorsport to inspire students from primary school through to university to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies. While you are there, be sure and stop by and see the Huntsville City Schools’ Team USA electric race car! A complete race day schedule can be found here.

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Keep America Beautiful Celebration

Saturday, April 23 from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
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The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team hosts Keep America Beautiful’s Earth Day annually at Hays Nature Preserve, an idyllic location on the Flint River. The cool green of trees bursting into leaf, combined with the songs of migratory birds provides a peaceful backdrop for this free family event. This FREE Festival features more than 70 earth-friendly exhibits with activities for children. There will even be Butterfly Releases at 11am and 1pm!

If you’d rather do something more low-key, picnic in one of the many parks in Madison County, or go for a walk on some of the 26 miles of existing greenways and trails in the area!

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