Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd! If you’re looking for some activities to do in the Stateline to celebrate the beautiful planet we live on, we’ve got you covered.
Check out this list of Earth Day events in the Stateline area.
Spectacular Science-Earth Day-Plant Structures at Cherry Valley Public Library
755 East State Street, Cherry Valley, IL
When: April 22 from 6 – 7 pm
Ages: 6 and up
Learn about science in a fun hands-on environment with science enthusiast Kari Hernandez. Learn about the structure of plants, their importance in our environment and what they need to survive. Participate in planting activities. Register here.
Celebrate Earth Day at Krape Park
1799 Park Blvd, Freeport, IL
When: April 27 from 9 am – 3 pm
Earth Day at Krape Park in Freeport is filled with fun, nature-related events. Bring the whole family to celebrate Earth Day.
- 9 am – 3 pm – Art in Nature with Freeport Art Museum
- 9 am – 12 pm – Pollinator activities with U of I extension
- 9:30 am – Bird walk with Richard Benning
- 11 am – Live bird presentation with Hoo Haven
- 2 pm – Walking meditation with Pat Leitzen Fye
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456502834482289/
Party for the Planet at Henry Vilas Zoo
702 S. Randall Ave., Madison, WI
When: April 27 from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Celebrate Earth day the Henry Vilas Zoo way! Join us as we participate in the largest Earth day celebration in the country! Together with other AZA zoos we will celebrate our planet and ways that we can help conserve animals and their wild homes. We have events happening all day 9:30-5 with a majority of our events happening 10-3. This event is FREE and fun for all ages.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134232476631197/
Spring Into Nature at Severson Dells Nature Center
8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL
When: April 27 at 10 am – 2 pm
Join us as we celebrate the turn of the seasons and welcome the many signs of spring: frogs calling, birds migrating, snakes & turtles emerging, insects flying, and flowers blooming. Come and see live reptiles and amphibians with The Frog Lady, explore aquatic life in the pond with Dr. Pond Scum, get your face painted with your favorite sign of spring, explore the woods and prairie on a nature scavenger hunt and more. This fun family-friendly event highlights the science of spring. Make mosaics in The Grove with local artist, David Stocker. Mosaics will become a part of a community art project in The Grove.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/642101276260512/
Earth Day at Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI
When: May 4 from 10 am – 2 pm
Celebrate the Earth with Welty at the Rotary Botanical Gardens! Bring friends and family to share the beauty of the Gardens free of charge (donations are gratefully accepted).
Enjoy food from local food truck vendors, community exhibits, family education, and activities for children. Other presenters include Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, City of Janesville, Janesville Urban Forest Alliance, Rock Prairie Master Gardeners, Rotary Botanical Gardens education committee, and WARD 103.5.
A live raptor program will highlight the day, with shows at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Raptor tickets can be purchased at the Gardens beginning at 10 a.m.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/287646485231132/
Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL
When: March 23 – June 2
Hours: Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: $6 per adult (resident), $8 per adult (non-resident)
$4 per kid age 5-7 (residents), $6 per kid age 5-7 (non-resident)
$2 per kid 3-4 (residents), $3 per kid 3-4 (non-resident)
Kids ages 2 and under are free
Deals: Tropical Tuesdays: $3 for residents, $4 for non-residents
Nothing says spring like new life! To get into the Earth Day spirit, check out the butterfly exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens! Enjoy being surrounded by live butterflies in the tropical conservatory, and see the whole butterfly life cycle in action as you view butterflies emerging from their chrysalis in the emergence area.
Are you doing anything special for Earth Day?