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Earth Day 2019 Events in Oklahoma City


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People around the world celebrate Earth Day every year on April 22. Almost 50 years ago, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin dedicated a day to bring people together to raise awareness about environmental issues worldwide. Nelson’s simple belief that “we only have one Earth, so we need to take care of it,” still holds true with numerous events around Oklahoma City dedicated to the Earth Day celebration.

To help you participate, here is a list of Oklahoma City’s Earth Day events for 2019.

LIVE! On the Plaza Earth Day

April 12 at 5 p.m.

Plaza District, NW 16th St. between Classen and Penn, Oklahoma City, OK

LIVE! on the Plaza is the Plaza District's free and monthly artwalk featuring art shows, live entertainment, great food and local shopping. Join LIVE! On the Plaza to celebrate Earth Day with a local Oklahoma Artist Market, an upcycled fashion show at Dig It, live music by INJUNUITY, free massages by Inner Connections and more.

Earth-Kind Earth Day Workshop

April 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Hall, 3400 NW 35th St., Oklahoma City, OK

This workshop is geared to help new and experienced Oklahoma gardeners learn practical ways to garden and utilize earth-kind practices that help sustain the environment and protect our natural resources. The $10-per-person admission includes a locally-sourced picnic lunch and giveaways.

FREE Earth Day Seed Bombs at Choctaw Library

April 16 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

2525 Muzzy St., Choctaw, OK

Celebrate Earth Day at the Choctaw Library and learn about the plants that grow in Oklahoma. Participants will also make magic seed bombs to grow in their own gardens. All ages are welcome.

Earth Day Fair 2019 - University of Central Oklahoma

April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK

UCO’s annual Earth Day celebration started in 1990 as a way for the UCO community to raise awareness about concerns from across the diverse field of sustainability, and to celebrate the university's successes and improvements from the previous year. This spirit carries on today, as UCO prepares to celebrate again.

The main Earth Day events will take place on Thursday, April 18, and will include a fair with vendors from a variety of areas of sustainability, including local nonprofits and government agencies, as well as sustainability-minded businesses and activists.

FREE Rides on Earth Day by the OKC Streetcar

April 19, All Day

Downtown Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Streetcar will be free to ride in honor of Earth Day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Oklahoma City.

Party for the Planet at the OKC Zoo

April 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK

Spring into action this Earth Day and learn how you can help protect our planet and its wildlife and wild places at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Hands-on volunteer activities will be open for all ages as well as information stations and an interactive scavenger safari with a prize for kids ages 11 and under. This event is free with zoo admission.

SixTwelve’s Early Earth Day Celebration

April 20 from 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

612 NW 29th St., Oklahoma City, OK

SixTwelve Community Education Center will host an all-day Earth Day Celebration with a potluck, a plant and seed exchange, the annual Cake Walk/Bake Off and a dance party. The Fourth Annual Cake Walk/Bake Off at 11 a.m. will raise funds for the community kitchen, which provides a space for local chefs and bakers to give cooking classes for kids and adults as well as for community meal prep and food for events. The Community Trash-Free Potluck will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. From 2 - 4 p.m., the Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange will be held, followed by the Go GRIIIN Dance Party with Brothers GRIIN!

Science Museum Oklahoma Earth Day Celebration

April 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK

The Science Museum Oklahoma will hold several events throughout the day, including a special butterfly release and other activities related to sustainability in the SMO Gardens.

If you're looking for an active, adventurous Earth Day, spend the day outdoors hiking the many trails of Oklahoma. The popular Wichita Mountains have plenty of trails for all ages. Take time to learn about prairie animals such as buffalo and prairie dogs or stop and look at the different plant species this terrain has to offer.

However you celebrate Earth Day this year, any and all of these healthy events and activities are sure to get you and your family outdoors and learning about sustainable living within your community. We only have one Earth, so let’s take care of it together.

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