Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22

Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center for FREE admission day and special activities!  See the day's schedule below.

Kids' Raccoon Run at 9 am Register
$15 registration fee includes a short sleeve T-shirt (if registered by April 15).  The Raccoon Run for ages 8 & under is a stroller-friendly 1K romp around the Habitat Haven Trail.

Earth Day 5K at 10 am Register
$30 registration fee includes a technical shirt (if registered by April 15).
This fun and challenging run/walk features some of KNC's most beautiful trails, including steep hills, forest views, and a variety of terrain.  See the run map here.

Cancellation policy: There are no refunds for the Earth Day 5K or Kids' Raccoon Run registrations. Proceeds benefit KNC's early childhood education programs.

Earth Day Activities

Community activity tables  •  Children’s crafts  •  Nature’s Playground open  •  Ask the Naturalist (main desk)  •  Free trail hiking

Earth Day Activities, 9 am - 4 pm:
Community activity tables
New!  Upcycled Art Booths & Demonstrations
Children’s crafts
Nature’s Playground open
Ask the Naturalist (main desk)
Free trail hiking
New! Wine cork recycling and technology recycling
ePaint Recycling will be onsite for drop-offs. Fee: $2/gallon of recycled paint. 

Special Programs:
9:30 am: Meet a Creature: Mouse
10:30 am:  Meet a Creature: Turtle
11 am: Live Animal Program featuring Birds of Prey and other KNC animals
11:30 am:  Guided Walk: Fern Valley Trail
12 pm: Meet a Creature: Rabbit
12:30 pm: Renewable Energy Walk & Talk to visit our new solar arrays!
1 pm: Meet a Creature: Snake
1:30 pm:  Guided Walk: Beech Maple Trail
2 pm:  Meet a Creature: Owl
2:30 pm:  Guided Walk: Arboretum Sculpture Tour
3 pm:  Live Animal Program featuring Birds of Prey and other KNC animals

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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2017 Earth Day Sponsors

Life Story Network

Become an Earth Day sponsor!
Contact Lisa Panich via email for details.