Words: Caroline Chu
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. Here are a few events you may want to attend.
Plant a tree!
The Howard County Conservancy, a local non-profit educational center and land trust, will be holding a tree planting event in Mount Pleasant from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service hour certification is available upon request.
An annual event in Old Ellicott City, this festival includes live music, crafts, and shopping. Attend from 12:00-7:30 p.m.
Run a 5K!
The Run For Nature Earth Day 5K will take place in Annapolis at the Quiet Waters Park. The event starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $20, and all proceeds will benefit the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Center campaign.
Visit the zoo!
Earth Optimism Day is an event organized by the Smithsonian National Zoo in D.C, and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help decorate bee hotels, learn about coral reef conservation, or participate in a conservation-focused scavenger hunt.
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