Saturday, April 17, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day OC Style

Earth Day is officially Thursday, April 22nd but the celebrations are well underway in the OC. Some of the events for the next two weeks of celebrations and festivals kicking off this great day of awareness are listed below.

Saturday, April 17th @ UCI 10am - 6pm
Aldrich Park hosts carnival style games, multicultural foods, a car show and multiple stages featuring student performances.

Saturday, April 17th @ Huntington Beach Wetlands 10am - 4pm

This educational and exciting family event will feature interactive booths and a touch tank. The goal is to educate families on how our local wetlands affect our everyday lives. A highlight for this day will feature a release of rehabilitated Pelicans.

Saturday, April 17th & Sunday, April 18th @ San Clemente Park 1:00- 8:30pm
Featuring family fun and educational booths, this affordable carnival and expo will be host to several live performances. Enjoy the day and on into the evening with this fun-filled event.

Earth Day Thursday, April 22nd
Visit the official Earth Day website to find events in your local area to participate in. You can search for events that will be in your city or search by zip code. The website is also filled with ways to reuse, recycle and reduce for greener living.

Sunday, April 25th @ Peter & Mary Muth Upper Newport Interpretive Center
This family friendly day will include the Sharkmobile touch tank, science discovery booths, event scavenger hunt, and arts and crafts. It is a fabulous way to discover the natural resources and beauty of our great planet.

For more information on FREE and Low Cost activities in Orange County visit OC Fun Guide.

Be sure to sign up for our monthly OC Activities and Events Calendar so you won't miss another great OC event and hear about it later.

Happy Earth Day!


  1. visiting from SITS! I dont live in the OC, but this reminds me to figure out what is happening this week in NYC, Im sure there are free events going on for earth day!

  2. Oh, to be in Cali! I also don't live near the OC, but my Aunt and Uncle do. I'll have to tell them about your blog.

    Stopping by from SITS!

  3. I WISH I were near OC!! All those fun things to do! Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

  4. Sounds like there's loads going on there!

    Visiting to welcome you to SITS :)

  5. April 22: Kids Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
    Kids’ Virtual Field Trip Web Site Observes
    with a Field Trip ,Interviews and Activities

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April xx, 2010) – April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. Meet Me At The Corner (, a kids’ virtual field trip Web site, is celebrating with a pod cast about hiking and bird watching in Colorado Springs’ Aiken Canyon Preserve. The episode also includes a variety of activities and interviews intended to promote environmental interest among kids all year long. combines the content that educators and parents trust with the delivery method that today’s kids embrace.

    Led by XX-year-old reporter Benjy, the on-line video “field trip” introduces children to the 100+ species that inhabit the preserve, its unique ecosystem, and the history of ornithologist Charles Aiken. Rounding out the episode is an interview with Phil Kendal, the past chairman of the Nature Conservancy in Colorado, who shares how kids can get involved in hiking.

    To help localize the content,’s “Learning Corner” provides parents and teachers a variety of episode-specific resources, activities and guided questions that meet national- and state-based educational standards.

    Meet Me At The Corner also suggests the following five ways kids can actively participate in Earth Day...on April 22 and all year long:

    1. Use less water. Take showers instead of baths and turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
    2. No-pollute commute. Walk or bike to school to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs.
    3. Save electricity. Turn off all lights and appliances when not in use.
    4. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Buy/eat fresh snacks that use less packaging. Take a reusable bag on shopping trips.
    5. E-Cycle. Keep old computers and electronics out of the landfill by taking them to a recycling center.

    “We hope that the Aiken Canyon Preserve pod cast inspires kids to get out and explore the natural treasures in their community...on Earth Day and throughout the year,” says Donna Guthrie, award-winning children’s author and founder of Meet Me At The Corner.

  6. I'm so excited about Earth Day this year. I plan on mapping out a list of events and taking my children to them. It's never too early to learn how to help and treat our Mother Earth better.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  7. I love Earth Day and everything that goes along with it! Thanks for sharing!

    Just stopping by to say Welcome to SITS!

  8. Hi there. I am from Northern California but I have family down there, and I'll pass this info on to them. Sure looks like fun.
    I'm stopping by from SITS.

  9. I'm stopping by from SITS. We're happy to have you.

  10. I live in OC, so this blog is a great resource for me! Looking forward to finding out more great OC tips from you.

    Welcome to SITS!


  11. Happy Earth Day:-)

    I am here to welcome you to SITs! I hope you are enjoying the party:-)