The time has come! Earth Day 2023 is THIS Saturday, April 22nd. This day we get to rally together to remind one another of the beauty and knowledge that surrounds us. This is a chance to celebrate how much we’ve done together- as well as a chance to gain new ideas to grow the future of possibilities in outdoor and environmental learning now and into the future.
EENM reached out this year to see what celebrations are happening across the state! We compiled a list of opportunities for you- no matter where you are- to get outside! To help you find opportunities near you, we compiled an attached PDF of all the celebrations so click and download that and please SHARE OUT with others!! Below is a list of all celebrations and directions on HOW to view them in greater detail in the Outdoor Learning Toolkit- so keep reading!!
- (Albuquerque) Seed Festival–Learn all about the nature of seeds! 4/22 10-2 pm; ABQ Botanic Garden 2601 Central NW ABQ 87104
- (Albuquerque) Food Waste Reduction- Present a clean plate and earn a reward! 4/11-4/28; Mark Armijo Elementary 6800 Gonzales Rd SW ABQ 87121
- (Albuquerque) Nature Festival and Block Party-Festival de la Naturaleza y Fiesta en la Calle– Facepainting, music, storytelling, games, and more! 4/22 10-1 pm; Tower Pond Park 601 86th St SW ABQ 87121
- (Albuquerque) Environmental Justice Earth Day Celebration–Workshops, music, hikes, and more! 4/22 11-2 pm; Valle de Oro NWR 7851 2nd St SW ABQ 87105
- (Albuquerque) Earth Day Hikes- Rinconada hike at 9 am, Boca Negra hike at 1 pm, (4/22) Mesa Prieta hike at 1 pm (4/23) Rinonada Canyon Trail, Boca Negra Canyon Trail, and Mesa Prieta Southpoint Trailhead
- (Belen) Earth Day Fiesta–Hikes, activities, presentations, and more! 4/21-11-3pm 4/22 11-4 pm; Whitfield WCA 2424 HWY 47 Belen 87002
- (Espanola) Painting Celebration- Bring a lunch, observe a local artist, and paint yourself! 4/22 11-2 pm; New Mexico Wildlife Center 19 Wheat Street Espanola 87532
- (Las Cruces) Trail Restoration- Come out and help restore nature with us! 4/22 8-11 am; Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park 56501 N Jornada Rd Las Cruces 88012
- (Las Vegas) Earth Day 2023- Music, presentations, activities, and more! 4/22 10-2:30 pm; New Mexico Highlands University 1005 Diamond St Las Vegas 87701
- (Los Alamos) Earth Day Festival- Activities, entertainment, food, and more! 4/22 10-2 pm; Los Alamos Nature Center 2600 Canyon Rd Los Alamos 87544
- (Los Lunas) Hike and Clean Up– Hike and help clean up for Earth Day! 4/22 9 am; Los Lunas Hill at Huning Ranch
- (Tijeras Picnic Grounds) SOL Open House– Learn about and have fun with the SOL Forest School! 4/22 10-12:30 pm; visit forestschool.com to learn more and register
- (Eastern Navajo Nation) Tree Planting– Learn about and plant riparian trees! 4/22 10-4 pm; Location found via this web link: 35° 57′ 33.7″ N 107° 14′ 41.5″ W https://goo.gl/maps/Z6aeLcNEUUtApcnRA
- (Santa Fe) Celebrating the Railyard Park- Activities, music, and more! 4/22 10-2:30 pm; Railyard Park 740 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe 87505
- (Santa Fe) Walk n’ Roll to Pinon Elementary School- Hike with students, families, and staff to Pinon Elementary School! 4/21 7:30 am; Pueblos Del Sol Park Gov. Miles Rd Santa Fe 87507
ALL celebrations are NOW in the Outdoor Learning Toolbox! See more details of each celebration by visiting https://www.outdoorlearningnm.org/document-library/ and then update the category to: Earth Day Celebrations around New Mexico 2023 or update the tag to Earth Day Celebrations
Special thanks to the community partners that sent us your celebrations! We thank you for celebrating Earth Day and allowing us to send others your opportunities!
New Mexico Highlands University
Petroglyph National Monument
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Talking Talons Youth Leadership
Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
Nature Ninos New Mexico
Railyard Park Conservancy
River Source Inc
New Mexico Wildlife Center
City of Albuquerque Open Space
Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District
Asombro Institute for Science Education
Pinon Elementary School
Mark Armijo Elementary School
SOL Forest School
Parajito Environmental Education Center
…and many many more partners!!
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-From the Leadership Team at EENM