Some Earth Day events coming up this month:
When: April 23, 2011, 10-6
Where: Civic Center Plaza
Details: What DON'T they have is the better question. Okay, they have kids' zone, wellness and holistic zones, hands-on workshops, beer/wine tastings, raw food demos, green film festival, eco fashion show, kids' playground and more. Details here.
When: April 9-10, 2011 (10-7 and 11-6)
Where: SF Concourse Exhibition Center
Details: Well, not Earth Day, but a Green Festival.
When: April 22-23, 2011
Where: California Academy of Sciences, SF
Details: Tons of activities, including story time, crafts, frogs, living roof, and lots of demonstrations/exhibits. More at the California Academy of Sciences' website
When: Friday, April 15 from 2-4
Where: Gamble Garden
Details: Garden scavenger hunt, art projects, juice and cookies. Free.
When: April 16, from 8-5
Where: Marine Science Institute
Details: Touch tanks with marine animals, canoe rides in the creek, entertainment, environmental fair. Free admission, fee for 2 hour boat tour. Details here.
When: April 17, 2011 from 11-5.
Where: CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum) in San Mateo
Details: Learn about urban farming, backyard beekeeping, tree planting, composting. Sustainable foods available for purchase. Details here.
When: April 16 from 10-3
Where: City Hall
Details: Free paper shredding, free e-waste collection, pharmaceutical waste drop-off, freecycle event (swap/take your unneeded items), music, entertainment, vendors, raffles
When: April 9, 2011 from 10-2
Where: City Hall Plaza, Cupertino
Details: Lots of hands-on projects, workshops and more - get a list of them here.
When: April 17 from 10-3
Where: Full Circle Farms
Details: kids activities, presentations, entertainment, farm animals, face painting, garden arts and crafts, obstacle course, composting and bee keeping demonstrations. Free. Details here.
When: April 23, 2011 from noon-5
Where: Civic Center Park - Berkeley
When: April 22, 2011 from 9:30-4:30
Where: Habitot, Berkeley (2065 Kittredge Street)
Details: create your own "litter bug" with recycled goods. Work together to create a giant "green" city. Make paper from recycled paper.
When: April 16, 2011 from 10-4
Where: Doyle-Hollis park, Emeryville
When: April 16, 2011 from 10-3
Where: Crown Beach, Washington Park, Alamdea
Details: Activities, giveaway, demonstrations, food for purchase. Beach cleanup from 8:30-10 for people ages 10+. Details here.
If that's not enough, check out more Bay Area Earth Day events here.