By Shara Levine
6 Kid-friendly Earth Day Events on Long Island
There is no better time to teach your kid a little bit more about preserving the Earth than on Earth Day. So get the family together and spend some time making this world a better and healthier place for all of us!
Earth Day at Garvies Point Museum
Celebrate Earth Day with nature inspired activities including a nature walk, a terrarium workshop, and film. 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove, $5; $3 children 5-12 yrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22.
Earth Day Festival
Enjoy a day of fun activities, crafts, and more to celebrate our planet. If you are planning on attending, there is a $8 parking fee per car. Hempstead Lake State Park Environmental Education and Resiliency Center, Eagle Ave., West Hempstead, Free. 11 a.m. April 23.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by learning about plants? Become a nature detective by identifying seeds, learn what plants need to grow, and what we get from plants. Make your very own “seed bombs” to take home and plant your own little patch of nature. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor, $7; $6 seniors 65 and older; $5 ages 3-12. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22.
Recycled Ocean Jewelry
Did you know you can turn old newspapers into gorgeous, sustainable jewelry? Make your own recycled-paper beads and use them to decorate a necklace featuring a genuine sea glass charm! The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with Active Military with ID. 1-3 p.m. April 22.
Spring Break Fun: Earth Day
What do a butterfly, a robot and a rainbow all have in common? They can be created using recycled material and a little creativity. Join the library for an Earth Day drop-in, upcycle craft session. Bring in plastic, cardboard or paper to Reduce. Reuse. Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E Main St, Patchogue, Free. 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 22.
Earth Day Everyday – Celebration of our Planet
Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and living things that share the planet with us. Children will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to find out some of the things they can do to help the natural world. Come away with a craft to help reduce your impact on the Earth. Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown, $10 per child; $5 adults. Advanced Registration Required. 1-3 p.m. April 24.
This list of events first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.
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