It’s the 47th 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 green space, 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.
Family Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 15 at 1-6 PM
Madison ALOHA | More Info
There will be lots of Earth Day activities for kids including a photo contest, drawing contest, Earth Day trivia, and face painting.
Listen to Amphibians
Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM
National Children’s Advocacy Center | More Info
Join the Sierra Club of North Alabama as they learn about frogs and other amphibians and how they communicate. Dr. George Cline, a biologist from Jacksonville State University, will give the presentation and bring local species for us to interact with. This will be a great program for kids! “The ecosystem is a very delicate balance,” said Cline. “Conserving this balance is protecting our habitats as well.”
Friday, April 21 at 10:00 AM
SchoolCraft | More Info
Join us for an early Earth Day! We will be reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and planting a truffula tree. Kids of all ages are welcome!
Guided Hike with the Land Trust
Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Harvest Square Preserve | More Info
These free hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family! You don’t need fancy equipment. However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread, bottled water, hiking sticks, trail snacks, and camera. Join hike leader Chawn Wade and the reps from the Greater Huntsville Humane Society – along with some very adoptable hounds for you to test hike. Dogs on leads are especially welcome!
Earth Day at Lowe Mill
Saturday from 10AM – 9PM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Focused around their growing community garden, the event will include a day filled with activities. Help with tree maintenance and garden harvest. Bring house plant clippings to trade with other attendees. Partake in the seed swap. Farmer Greg and Mike the Gardener will be on site to guide volunteers throughout the day. Get the full schedule.
Drop In & Create
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
What says Earth Day more than pretty flowers? Kids will make their own colorful collage using art tissue paper and crayons! Discover the vibrant flower paintings in the “Encounters: Beth Edwards” exhibition.
Guided Hike at Whitaker Preserve
Sunday at 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Hardee’s in Gurley | More Info
Early risers who are interested in birding will love this Earth Day hike. The Land Trust of North Alabama is a preservation partner with The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and manages the trails the Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve and the Keel Mountain Preserve. Join John Ehinger on the Whitaker property (Alabama Birding Trail, Site 40) for a beautiful morning of grassland birding.
Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
One of the biggest celebrations in the North Alabama area, and hosted by Operation Green Team, Earth Day at Hays is a TREAT! This year, eco-magician Steve Trash will be hosting fantastic magic shows throughout the day – if you’ve never seen a Steve Trash show you should definitely make a point to be there! There will also be more than 80 earth-friendly exhibits with activities for children, and Butterfly Releases too.
Earth Day at Monte Sano
Sunday from Noon – 5:00 PM
Cost: $10 per vehicle
Monte Sano State Park | More Info
Head up the mountain and make a whole weekend of Earth Day fun! There will be exhibits and demonstrations from Rise Raptors, Alabama Wildlife, Flint River Conservation Society, and a special performance by Microwave Dave and the Nukes!