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Audubon Events Marking Earth Day 2024

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Audubon is holding events at the national, state, and local levels marking Earth Day on and around April 22 to celebrate birds and wildlife. Here are some highlights from across the U.S.: 

Los Angeles, CA Dia de la Tierra at Rio de Los Angeles State Park—April 21, 2024 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT)  Join Audubon Center at Debs Park staff and partners and support ongoing habitat restoration work at Rio de Los Angeles State Park. Volunteers will plant native milkweed, remove invasive weeds, mulch, and water to enhance bird-focused restoration efforts at the park. 

San Diego, CAEarth Justice Summit hosted by the Birdlife Club at San Diego City College—April 18, 2024 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT)Join the San Diego Audubon Society and San Diego City College Birdlife Club for the fifth annual Environmental Justice Summit on campus at San Diego City College (SDCC). This free event will feature speakers covering a variety of environmental issues and ideas. San Diego City College Birdlife Club is part of Audubon on Campus, a program for college students interested in conservation work. 

Greenwich, CTEarth Educators at Greenwich Audubon Center—April 13, 2024 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET)Join Greenwich Audubon volunteers for a family day to learn all about our changing climate. During our service days, teens have been planning different activity stations for this event to teach community members and families about how climate change impacts our local community ecosystems as well as birds, both permanent residents and migrating.

Maitland, FL  Earth Day Birdathon Events at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey—April 20 and 21, 2024  Participate in the Earth Day Puzzle Trail as part of Audubon Florida’s Birdathon event. In this escape-room experience, participants solve puzzles and clues focused on raptor conservation and qualify to win fun prizes, including a meet-and-greet with a raptor ambassador. 

Naples, FL Celebrate Earth Day at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary—April 22, 2024 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET) Visit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for an Earth Day celebration with a bird walk, climate change solutions presentation, film screening, ukulele performances, a Happiness Workshop (separate registration required) and more. Discounted admission for all: $8 for adults, $4 for children, and free for members. 

Florissant, MO Earth Day Celebration at Little Creek Nature Area—April 20, 2024 (8 a.m. – Noon CT) Join Audubon Center at Riverlands staff for the yearly Earth Day event at Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Little Creek Nature Area. This event will feature various outdoor activities including barnyard animals, puppet shows, crafts, live music, birds of prey, nature walks and much more. You can find Audubon down at the pond for some pond exploration! 

New York, NY Earth Day Festival at Carl Schurz Park—April 20, 2024 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET) Join NYC Audubon and the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy for an Earth Day celebration with fun and educational activities, and of appreciating this beautiful planet.  

Oyster Bay, NY Service Day at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center—April 21, 2024 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET) Take part in a day of volunteer conservation action with a variety of activities, including a bird watch and garden and plant ID walk. 

Syracuse, NYEarth Day Cleanup with Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps—April 20, 2024 (10 a.m. – Noon ET)Join the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps for the 5th Annual Earth Day Cleanup Event. Participants will pick up debris along the Onondaga Lake shoreline at Harbor Brook and about birds, other wildlife, and the importance of healthy habitats in the Onondaga Lake watershed. The Corps was founded in 2012 by Honeywell in partnership with Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon and is now an Audubon New York program.

Savannah, NYMARSH! Honeysuckle Popping at Montezuma Audubon Center—April 20, 2024 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET)Volunteer with Montezuma Audubon Center and DEC staff to restore bird habitat by removing invasive bush honeysuckle in the forest habitat. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Montezuma.

Audubon, PA Earth Day Native Plant Sale at the John James Audubon Center—April 21, 2024 (Noon – 4 p.m. ET) Enjoy this Earth Day celebration with a wide selection of native plants from local nurseries available to purchase. Experts will be on hand to help you select plants that work best in your space. From pollinator plants to rain gardens, you’ll find something for all your bird- and eco-friendly gardening needs.

San Antonio, TX Earth Day Weekend Free Entry Days at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center—April 20 and 21, 2024 Get outside in celebration of Earth Day and enjoy free entry at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Take home native pollinator plant educational material to learn what plants would work best in your space. 

With eighteen U.S. state programs, 41 centers and sanctuaries, and 450+ local chapters, Audubon is creating a culture of conservation in local communities through education and advocacy focused on birds and important habitats. Learn more about how to get involved this Earth Day here.  

 

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