Earth Day is coming up next weekend – Sunday, April 22nd! Celebrate with the kids by getting out into nature this coming week. Here’s a list of fun things you can do with Walking Mountains Science Center and in your own backyard:
At Walking Mountains
- Visit us on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to take a nature hike on campus. Learn about Colorado’s flora and fauna right here in Avon. Hikes are FREE to the public and depart at 2pm from the center.
- Visit us on Friday for the EarthKeepers Preschool Program. On April 20th we’ll be studying plant life cycles. $10 for each child and adult pair and $5 per additional child. Please limit three children for each adult. Pre-registration required.
Please call us to register: (970) 827-9725
In Your Own Backyard or Nearby
- Nature Treasure Hunt from the Nature Conservancy
- Earth Day Activities with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Picnic For The Planet Action Kit – Disney Friends for Change
- Downloadable Children’s Nature Journal from the Nature Conservancy
- Earth Day Activities and Crafts from the Tip Junkie
- Nature ROCKS! Family Game, Animal Olympics from the Nature Conservancy
- Nature ROCKS! Nature Game from the Nature Conservancy
Here’s a little inspiration: We recently held a drawing contest where we provided the kids with the following statement, “Nature ROCKS! Show us what you love about nature in a drawing.” Below is the entry from our number one pick – Sophie Russell, Age 9 from Edwards Elementary School. Thank you Sophie for sharing your vision! Sophie’s work will be featured in a greeting card series available from our campus store this summer.