This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — a day set aside to show a little well-deserved respect to the environment. The day is typically highlighted by outdoor activities, rallies and service projects across the globe. This year, though, since we can't get out and volunteer for community cleanups and the like, we've put together some ideas for how you can still show your love for Mother Earth.
Plants are crucial to a healthy ecosystem (and home). They emit oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum features a showcase of video tutorials on its Facebook page. Learn tips on planting microgreens, repotting and transplanting, and more. Learn More ›
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m., the Roger Williams Park Zoo hosts virtual zoo school. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at some amazing critters and get some ideas for fun at-home activities. If you can't catch the live stream, every episode can be watched later on the zoo's YouTube page. Learn More ›
Litter is an issue that is detrimental to animals and the environment. There are easy ways for you to help. Take a walk around your neighborhood and collect any trash that may have blown out of a trash can or been thrown from someone's car. Be sure to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Wear gloves and remember to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.
At 10 a.m. on Earth Day, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum will be posting a video on Earth Day ideas and how you can become a citizen scientist.