Earth Day Activities


This Friday signals Earth Day, a holiday that most people support but don’t actually know how to celebrate. The worldwide holiday demonstrates support for environmental protection. With growing concern of the planet’s health, Earth Day seems more relevant than ever.

So to help those of you out there wanting to participate, we’ve put together a list of a few Earth Day events happening right here in the Lansing area to help you feel more connected to Mother Earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earth Day Celebration at Constitution Hall

The Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development host their annual Earth Day celebration for k-5 students. The event (located at 525 W. Allegan St.) is open for schools and will host musicians, artists, non-profits and community organizations.

For more information, contact Teresa Sherwood at 517-241-7861 or email


Friday, April 22, 2016 (Earth Day!)

Howl at the Moon on Earth Day

The Harris Nature Center (located at 3998 Van Atta Rd.) is offering a guided walk through the moonlit woods on Earth Day at 8 p.m. A $3 fee is required and can be paid on-site and dogs are welcome!

For more information, contact Kit Rich at 517-349-3866 or


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Earth Day Stewardship Morning

Volunteer at the Harris Nature Center from 9 – 11 a.m.! Help with planting flower beds, restore habitats and maintain trails at this popular nature center. This Earth Day celebration is for those who really want to give back.

Earth Day Campfire

Celebrate Earth Day by spending your evening in the great outdoors. The fire will take place at 7 p.m. at the Harris Nature Center. The cost is $3 per person or a $7 family fee and can be paid for on-site.

For more information, visit the Meridian Township website.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bird Watching in Meridian Township

Leaders from the Capital Area Audubon Society (CAAS) will be at the Meridian Central Uplands in Okemos for a walk at 8 a.m. Bird watch with experts on this free morning stroll. Participants must bring their own binoculars.

For more information, visit the Meridian Township website.

Tags: bird watching, Earth Day, gardening, Harris Nature Center, michigan, plants


Megan Martin

Megan Martin is a Communications Specialist at M3 group and a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids. She is a foodie, a lover of art and tea and everything outdoorsy.

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