At-home Activities for Earth Day’s 50th

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. And while current events prevent us from celebrating this gold anniversary together, there are still ways to celebrate at home.

Follow the city’s Croydon Creek Nature Center on Facebook for nature activities to do at home, from nature journaling, to birding to creating a mud kitchen. Staff from Croydon Creek and from the city’s Environmental Management team will present indoor and outdoor activities for a variety of ages.

While the COVID-19 emergency has closed Croydon Creek Nature Center to the public through at least April 30, trails in the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve are available for hiking from dawn to dusk. (Remember to practice social distancing, remaining 6 feet from others on trails, and don’t use the nature play space equipment.)

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And don’t forget to visit to sign up for the center’s email newsletter for more nature activities and updates on center programs. While you’re there, also sign up to receive the city’s “Environment and Sustainability” quarterly newsletter to receive environmental news and events and tips for helping the environment year-round in your inbox.

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