Our Earth is one to be celebrated all year long, but we like to give it a little extra attention during the month of April (also known as Earth Month). There are several celebrations right here in Hamilton County that commemorate both Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24). They all put the focus on giving back to the planet to keep it healthy for generations to come!
Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00 AM
Location: ASA Bales Park Shelter #1, 2728 E 171ST Street, Westfield
We will have 5 different varieties to choose from that you can bring home and plant in your yard to help promote the mission of Arbor Day. The seedlings this year are- Norway Spruce, Black Tupelo, River Birch, Silver Maple, and Shagbark Hickory.
Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Location: Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., Fishers
Head into spring with this colorful program! Children ages 2-10 are invited to this pottery program. Parents, your participation is required as you help your child paint a flower vase. Vases make beautiful decorations around the house, or may be the perfect gift for your mom or mother figure this Mother’s Day! After the group has completed their painting, our staff will read Mommies are for Counting Stars. All paints and supplies will be provided during this program, and no prior experience is needed. Pieces will be kiln fired after the program concludes and available for pickup at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the program ends.
Date: Sunday, April 23rd , 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000-1 East 151st Street, Carmel
Join the Cool Creek Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day by learning all about monarchs and the importance of native plants to butterfly pollinators. Learn how to grow milkweed and take home your own milkweed plants so you can jump-start your garden and provide needed habitat for monarchs. Celebrate monarchs with fun activities and crafts. Staff will also be offering woodland wildflower hikes. Come and enjoy the early signs of spring!
Just outside Hamilton County:
Date: Sunday, April 23rd,2:00- 5:00 PM
Location: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
Z’GreenFest is the town’s earth day/arbor day celebration. The “Growing Greener” theme will provide educational information and activities that celebrate backyard gardening, native plants, and pollinators as well as encourage community members to more fully experience nature and engage in sustainable living practices. Z’GreenFest will feature over 20 educational and interactive exhibitors for adults and children, live music, and free giveaways. Free and Open to the Public.