Spring beauty flower
Two volunteers planting trees at an Earth Day program at Baltimore Woods.

Join us at Baltimore Woods to Celebrate Earth Day! 

Work with your local community to give back, take action, learn, and celebrate together!

The staff at Baltimore Woods has planned a day of free outdoor activities to bring community members of all ages together for the 55th anniversary of Earth Day.  Participating in a stewardship/restoration in the morning and learning about the impact of plastics in the afternoon (plus just being outside in nature!) is a perfect way to make an impact locally…and globally!

One Day…Two Ways to Celebrate
and have a Local Impact on our Planet! 

Earth Day Stewardship Project 2024
April 20, 9am – 12pm

Be a part of the annual Baltimore Woods restoration project to celebrate Earth Day! Join the Baltimore Woods Nature Center Stewardship Team to plant ~200 new shrubs to restore a secondary forest within a restoration fence. While the project will start at 9am, you can feel free to arrive anytime during the work session and stay for some or all of the time.
More details: This event has projects for all ages! Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  Be sure to bring enough water, closed toed shoes, and tick deterrent of your choice. Dress accordingly, as you will be working in muddy conditions. Parking directions will be emailed in advance of the work project.

Earth Day Celebration: Planet Vs. Plastic
April 20, 12- 4pm

Celebrate Earth with Baltimore Woods Nature Center and learn the many ways you can connect with nature in 2024! Look for pollinators, use a microscope to see nature in a whole new way, become a bird in the migration obstacle challenge, be a citizen scientist, meet people from nature and conservation-based organizations around Central New York and learn how you can get involved. The international Earth Day theme for 2024 is Planet vs. Plastic. As part of our celebration this year, we’ll help you understand how plastic impacts our planet’s health, and how you can rethink your own use of plastics in your daily life. If all of the demonstrations, games, information stations, and hands-on activities still aren’t enough for you, come along on a guided bird or wildflower hike to see the spring life return. There are so many things you can do to keep nature a part of your life every day no matter where you are.


More details: The Earth Day Celebration is free for everyone, although space is limited. This program is designed for ages 3 and up. Pre-registration is required. Registration for hikes will be at the event check-in table on Saturday.

Enjoy the gallery below with some pictures from the celebration!

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