Best Earth Day Activities In Maryland

April 22, 2011 8:43 AM

earth day1 Best Earth Day Activities In MarylandAre you looking for something fun to do for Earth Day and the weekend?  Here are five of the best things to do in and around Maryland to celebrate on April 23.

earth day Best Earth Day Activities In Maryland

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

The Maryland Science Center offers a recycling race, lavender plantings and the chance to make your own smoothies.  You can head up to the roof and learn about solar energy.  This activity is free with the paid admission to the museum.  Visit their website for more information.

earth day1 Best Earth Day Activities In Maryland

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

The National Zoo offers opportunities to meet their “green team.”  You can learn how to make planting pots out of newspaper, then take the plant home.  You can also bring any items that need to be recycled to the zoo—even including things like cell phones and mp3 players.  Visit their website for more information.

Earth Day Community Festival

2914 Roderick Road
Urbana, MD 21704

At this festival, you can enjoy a choir, games and a nature walk.  There’s an art contest for children (through grade eight) and you can visit a windmill.  Admission is free, but there will be items for sale (including food).  There will be a free shuttle bus from the Park & Ride at I-270 and Maryland 80.

The Maryland Zoo

Druid Hill Park (no street number)
Baltimore, MD 21217

The Maryland Zoo is holding a party for the planet on Earth Day.  You can attend from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Activities include learning how to make the world a greener place.  While there, make sure to visit all the animals.  Visit their website for more information.

A Billion Acts of Green

If you can’t attend any of the other events, consider pledging one green act yourself.  Visit this website to learn the things you can do to make the planet healthier.  Potential acts of green include planting trees, changing your regular lightbulbs to CFLs or trying to carpool, ride a bicycle or walk more often.

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