April 22nd is Earth Day and Cambridge has plenty of events and opportunities planned to celebrate this important day. Being environmentally friendly is a concern that a lot of people are coming to experience in their day to day life, so Earth Day is a fun opportunity to enjoy nature and also keep in mind the ways that they change their ways, in order to keep our world beautiful.
A Walk on the Natural Side
After the snow Cambridge has had this April, it feels nice to be outside again without needing to brace yourself from the cold. Held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Clare Walker Leslie is leading a nature walk through the grounds. During this expedition, walkers will get a chance to see spring poking its leaves and buds back into Cambridge, and keep out a keen eye for any scampering wildlife.
This event is being held by Friends of Mount Auburn, which works to bring to the public “appreciation and preservation of Mount Auburn’s cultural, historic and natural resources.” The website and further information for the Nature Walk can be found here.
Earth Day for Kids
Children can also participate in Earth day, too, by engaging in a hands-on makerspace (which Lesley University defines as a “place for our community to play, tinker, design, and create”) to craft their own aquariums with technology provided. Instead of a 2D construction paper seascape, participants can use green screens, recording equipment and even robots to get a personalized view of their own underwater environment.
This event is for children grades K-5, and is being hosted by Lesley University. Find out more about this even here.
Earth Action Committee Festival
If you’re committed to the environment and still want to have a fun day in the city, make sure to stop by the EAC Earth Day Festival, taking place on the Science Center plaza on Saturday, April 23. This event combines all the fun staples of an outdoor event (food, games, bands and more) with the added element of environmental concerns about sustainability. Attendees won’t leave empty handed, with free Nalgene water bottles being given away, and the chance to enter a raffle. The Earth Day Festival takes place on a Saturday, too, so you can incorporate this into an environmentally-friendly weekend. Find more information here.