These fun and low-cost Earth Day events for kids and families on Long Island include Earth Day crafts, festivals, volunteer activities, and more in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Baldwin, Cold Spring Harbor, East Islip, Glen Cove, Garden City, Manorville, Oyster Bay, Plandome, Riverhead, and Roslyn.
We've only got one planet Earth, and we've got to love it as we live on it. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, check out these cool activities across Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island that will teach you how to care for our world.
Earth Day Events in Nassau County
April 20: Join the Earth Day Eco Craft: Recycled Paper-Making program, in which you can make a bookmark, a card, a beautiful piece of artwork, or just be creative using recycled paper, at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove.
Help plant new trees to replace those that were lost during Hurricane Sandy and take part in several fun activities during an
for the whole family at Science Museum of Long Island in Plandome. Refreshments will be served. Earth Day Celebration FREE!
April 21: Kids are invited to the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn to Celebrate Earth Day by creating a gigantic group sculpture using recycled materials with artists from the NYC-based Free Style Arts Association. Educators from the Science Museum of Long Island will bring some critters to join the fun and work with nets to explore organisms in the museum's ponds.
Kids will use recycled materials to make art that represents our changing world during an
at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. Earth Day Celebration
Meet at the Oyster Bay Bandstand/Gazebo (across from the Oyster Bay Post Office) at 8am to participate in
and keep the community looking beautiful. Bring work gloves, dust pans, and brooms. All volunteers will receive a community service letter. Operation Clean Sweep FREE!
April 22: Children in grades 1-5 can spend an afternoon working on an at Baldwin Public Library in Baldwin. Earth Day Tabletop Craft FREE!
April 26: Watch the film at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove. This timeless and inspirational story is a chronicle of the enormous contribution that one person can make to the earth. There will be three screenings today. The Man Who Planted Trees
Earth Day Events in Suffolk County
April 13: Learn how to grow your own veggies at at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead. Planting with the Pros: Seed Starting & Vegetable Garden FREE for kids younger than 15!
April 20: Learn about going green and how to preserve the planet at a family-friendly at the Earth Day Celebration Long Island Science Center in Riverhead.
at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville, children will make their own rain sticks and participate in an Earth Day-themed scavenger hunt. Green at the Game Farm
April 21: Learn how to grow your own organic flowers at at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead. Garden Workshop: Container Vegetables FREE for kids younger than 15!
program at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, children meet furry, scaly, and feathery neighbors that share the planet with us and learn about the role they play in the Long Island ecosystem. Earth Day Wildlife Presentation
April 27: At Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium’s , kids 12 and younger can learn how to fish and families can enjoy environmental exhibitors and a petting zoo. Spring Fair
April 27-28: The in East Islip’s Heckscher State Park celebrates Earth Day with exhibits and discussions by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Greenbelt Trail, among others. This family-oriented event also includes nature walks, pony rides, and environmental crafts. Heckscher Spring Festival FREE!
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