Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21, 9am-5pm
It’s time to get outside and celebrate springtime at the Kalamazoo Nature Center! The Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21 offers daylong activities with free admission from 9am-5pm.
Start the day with a 5K Trail Run along some of KNC’s most beautiful trails. The untimed run/walk begins at 10am and includes steep hills, forest views, and a variety of terrain. The $30 registration fee includes an official run tech shirt while quantities/sizes last. The kids’ can join in too at 9 am for the Kids’ Raccoon Run for ages 8 and under. This 1K romp around the Habitat Haven Trail is stroller-friendly and includes a run t-shirt with the $10 registration fee.
Register online by April 1 to guarantee a shirt/size at NatureCenter.org.
Everyone can join in on the day’s festivities with special programs and hikes for all ages.
Earth Day Activities with Free admission: 9 am - 4 pm
Renewable Energy and community activity tables
Nature’s Playground open
Ask the Naturalist (main desk)
Free trail hiking
Naturalist-led Hikes & Creature Features
9:30 am: Meet a Creature: Salamander
10:30 am: Meet a Creature: Turtle
11 am: Live animal program featuring Birds of Prey and other KNC animals
11:30 am: Meet a Creature: Rabbit
12 pm: Guided Hike: Fern Valley Trail
12:30 pm: Live animal program featuring Birds of Prey and other KNC animals
1 pm: Guided Hike: Habitat Haven Trail
1:30 pm: Meet a Creature: Snake
2 pm: Guided hike Beech Maple Trail
2:30 pm: Meet a Creature: Owl
3 pm: Live animal program featuring Birds of Prey and other KNC animals