This year, 2023, marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day.
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More Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Explore more ways to celebrate Earth Day on your own, or jump down to the day by day list of Earth Day events.
Visit a Garden
Check out one of these 7 amazing Charlotte area botanical gardens! Most are free to visit.
Go on one of these easy wildflower walks. It’s the perfect time!
Want more ideas of where to walk? Here are more than 50 walks and hikes in and near Charlotte.
50 Ways to Earth Day
A couple years ago, Discovery Place put together a list of 50 activities that families can do to make a meaningful difference for our planet. See them all here.
City Nature Challenge
Every year, the City Nature Challenge has people taking pictures of wild plants and animals, to help document biodiversity around the globe. Take and share pictures from April 29th to May 2nd, and share through the iNaturalist app. Learn more about participating.
Start a Garden
Learn about some garden centers in the Charlotte area and get some tips for getting started with a garden.
Grow Some Memories–Earth Day Mini Garden
Help kids make mini-gardens out of recycled plastic bags, fabric scraps and ribbons. Fill each DIY satchel with a half cup of soil and wildflower seeds. Kids can then scatter their garden-to-go in the backyard or a soil-filled container, water frequently, and watch flowers bloom through the summer.
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
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Teach the kids about recycling by reusing toilet paper rolls for a fun craft. All it takes is a little peanut butter, bird seed, a couple of sticks from the yard and some string.