Earth Day is coming up. Here are some things to do with the kids to celebrate.
Bernal Hill - SF
Join up with SF Rec and Parks and also REI to restore habitat and trails at Bernal Hill.
When: April 20 from 9-noon
What: Remove invasive radish from hillside or repair trail tread. For kids there's watershed activities with Kids in Parks, where they'll learn about erosion.
Wear: long sleeves, pants and sturdy, closed toed shoes.
More info: here
California Academy of Sciences Earth Day Work Parties - SF
Partnering with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and several other major organizations, you'll volunteer with one of several projects in Golden Gate Park.
Bison Paddock Cleanup on April 20
Earth Day at Rhododendron Dell/Music Concourse on April 27
Alvord Lake Cleanup on April 27
Lots of earth day activities and presentations at the SF Zoo's Slow Down for the Planet Earth Day, from animal keeper talks to a bird walk and family bike-about. Several hands-on stations too.
What: Slow down for the planet
Where: SF Zoo
When: Sunday, April 21 from 10-3
Cost: free with admission
Jack London Square - Oakland
Join the Earth Day Festival where they'll have free popsicles from a solar powered ice pop truck, plus sustainable living exhibits focused on food, waste, composting, alternative transportation, etc. In addition, there's an interactive craft station for kids, plus gardening and homesteading activities, cooking demos, giveaway and free yoga classes. All this is in conjunction with their weekly farmer's market.
What: Earth Day Festival
Where: Jack London Square (Broadway and Embarcadero) Oakland
When: Sunday, April 21, 9-2
Red Tricycle posted 8 other Earth Day events.