Earth Day Events for Families in Central Iowa

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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 - Monday, April 22.

 

 

 

If you are looking for a few ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day, look no further. Listed below are three fun ways to celebrate this special day with your families in Central Iowa:

1. Earth Day in the Junction (Valley Junction in West Des Moines, IA). This is a celebration that consists of a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run, Hybrid Mileage Contest, Live Music, Exhibits, Costume Contest, Children’s Activities, and a diverse array of food. If you enjoy any or all of the above, this event is for you!

2. Earth Day Trash Bash is an event that is not only good for the environment, it’s also good for the family. This event has already closed its registration, but that doesn’t mean that your family can’t find a public park or another public place to cleanup – just bring a garbage bag and gloves for everyone. It’s a great way to show your kids how to work together as a family to care for the environment and also the community.

3. Downtown Earth Day Tour is a fantastic event for the family! This is a collaborative effort that includes the partnership of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater and The World Food Prize. All three of these locations will be hosting a variety of events and giveaways. These events will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will be offering free admission on this day.

Due to the close proximity of these events, your family will be able to utilize The Principal Riverwalk to walk or bike to the next location. Your family can start out at any of the three locations during the Downtown Earth Day Tour and work your way to the next. Since it’s Earth Day, save some gas and walk or bike.

Check out the links below for additional ideas:

Earth Day Activities for Kids

8 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids

28 Earth Day Activities for and Printable Crafts

 

Happy Earth Day!

 

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Jessica Zondervan –Zondervan is a graduate of Drake University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a busy mom and writer who is deeply committed to her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, playing games, watching football - both college (Iowa Hawkeyes) and the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles), and helping out with the kids ministry at her church. She understands the joys and challenges of balancing wifehood and motherhood in everyday living. She currently lives in Des Moines with her husband and their two precious children.