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 with special guest Native American flute artist Deanna Bush, 11 am – Noon
  • Youth Spoken Word Performance from Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, Noon – 1 pm
  • Kalamazoo County Climate Justice and Sustainability Community Visioning Session, 12:30-2 pm
  • Earth Day Wildflower Walk, 1 – 2 pm
  • Roots of Wisdom Drop-in Tours, 1 pm & 1:30 pm
  • Rootead Community Drum and Dance, 2-3 pm
  • 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 Bee Club information table with kids’ activities and giveaways, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association Car Show, 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 Canoe & Kayak with Kalamazoo Watershed Council, 9:30 am: REGISTER HERE >
  • SOLD OUT: Birds of a Feather Cyanotype Together: A Cyanotype Printing Workshop, 11 am – Noon
  • A Cultural Step in Nature: Discovering The Strides Through Black Environmental Wellness,Program by Institute of Public Scholarship 1-2:30 pm: REGISTER HERE >

Thanks to our sponsors:

Metro Toyota
Andy Egan Company
Abonmarche

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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