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 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 $15 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
Children’s crafts & activities
Nature’s Playground open
Tamera Hirzel-Printmaking Exhibition
New! Open Roads: Open Shop in the Arboretum
Bring your bike and chat with Open Roads team members about proper bike tuning & maintenance.
11 am: Live Animal Program featuring Birds of Prey
11:30 am: Guided Walk: Fern Valley Trail
12:30 pm: Kalamazoo Book Arts Center: Paper Making Presentation
Join Jeff Abshear, Executive Director at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center as he demonstrates how paper is made and how plants and natural fibers can enhance the beauty of a sheet of handmade paper.
1:30 pm: Guided Walk: Arboretum Sculpture Tour
3 pm: Live Animal Program Featuring Birds of Prey