What’s not to love about Earth Day? It’s a great time to get outside, appreciate nature, do a craft or two, and maybe even make some long-term changes for a healthier world.
It’s also a fun opportunity to explore our fabulous city in different ways. Personally, I like to celebrate it all year long, so here are some of our top Earth Day outings that you can enjoy this spring and summer…and all through the year:
- KC Zoo: There is conservation education all over the zoo, a variety of green initiatives, and even a special section dedicated to recycling and taking care of planet Earth. Even if your kids aren’t old enough to enjoy the conservation part, they will definitely enjoy viewing the Kookaburra and petting the sheep in the same location. After awhile, they will start noticing, promise.
- Powell Gardens: The Heartland Harvest Garden is the most fun way for kids (and adults) to learn where food comes from, how to grow it yourself, and just what it looks like to grow it. If food isn’t high on your list, there are tons of other trails and beautiful gardens to help bring everyone back to nature.
- Nature Centers: Whatever the weather, you can learn about nature indoors or out at one of KC’s many beautiful nature centers. Each center has something unique to offer, and we love getting out of our neck of the woods to explore them all.
- Paradise Park: Celebrate Earth Day all week long this week at Paradise Park, or get even closer to nature in one of their goat yoga classes!
- Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead: Featuring the Kanza Indian campground (where nothing was wasted), a beautiful butterfly garden, food and flower gardens to explore and lots of animals to love and learn about, this is a great way to enjoy and learn about the nature that surrounds us.
Happy Earth Day!