Earth Day CelebrationCelebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 20, 2024

FREE admission day!

Enjoy FREE admission to KNC’s Visitor Center, trails, and exhibits all day. Celebrate the first signs of spring and check out the exciting line-up of programs happening throughout the day. Dance, drum, eat, ride, paddle, learn, hike and create in celebration of our planet!

Drop-in programs & Activities:

  • Michigan Hiryu Daiko family drumming program wsg Native American flute artist Deanna Bush, 11 am – Noon
  • Youth Spoken Word Performance from Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, Noon – 1 pm
  • Earth Day Wildflower Walk, 1 – 2 pm
  • Roots of Wisdom Drop-in Tours, 1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Rootead Community Drumm and Dance, 2-3 pm
  • Kalamazoo County Climate Justice and Sustainability Community Visioning Session, Time TBA
  • ModeShift Community Bike Ride, 10 am
  • Community and education tables featuring KNC programs, event sponsors, KNC’s Ardea Youth Climate Leaders, and more, 9:30 am – 2 pm
  • Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association Demos, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Pick up a free seed starting kit, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Ice cream and snacks from Monarca’s, 11 am – 3 pm

The following programs are free, but require registration as space is limited:

  • River Clean Up Paddle with Kalamazoo Watershed Council, 9 am: REGISTER HERE >
  • Birds of a Feather Cyanotype Together: A Cyanotype Printing Workshop, 11 am – Noon: REGISTER HERE >
  • A Cultural Step in Nature: Discovering The Strides Through Black Environmental Wellness, 1-2:30 pm: REGISTER HERE >

Earth Day Sponsorship Opportunity

KNC invites you to sponsor our Earth Day Celebration. Since Earth Day was first recognized in 1970, KNC has offered free admission to the community to help increase understanding and appreciation of the natural world. A sponsorship places your business in front of our 6,200+ membership base and the greater Kalamazoo community.

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