Come celebrate Earth Day 2011 in the great city of Houston, Texas. This year, Houston will be hosting several celebrations and events honoring Earth Day. Find out about the fun-filled celebrations and events that will be taking place for all ages, and plan your visit to these great sites in honor of Earth Day.
Air Alliance Houston Celebrates Third Annual Earth Day Festival
This Earth Day Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. this Saturday at Discovery Green located at 1500 McKinney Drive, in Houston, TX 77002. The event is free and for all ages. Parking will be $5-$10, and the parking garage is located at 1002 Avenida de las Americas, across from the George R. Brown Convention Center.
There will be several activities for kids and environmental awareness. A new zone has been added this year called the Eco Landscape Zone, which includes gardening products safe for the environment. There will also be a Healthy Living Zone which shows you how to diet and exercise (great for adults and children). High Schools will have a contest on who can create the most artistic recycling bin, hosted by Green Team America. There will be an Environmental Education zone, hosted by Green Bank, which includes kids’ activities and educational zones, which include land, water, air, and renewable energy; you will be able to learn about different ways to help our Earth stay green. There will also be an H-E-B Kids Zone, which provides recycled art work, a water feature, and a play-scape where kids can enjoy exercising and having fun. There will also be other forms of entertainment and musical performances. For more information, visit the Earth Day Houston website .
“A Light in the Forest Reading”
Another event that will take place in Houston is “A Light in the Forest Reading”. This event will be held at 7:00 p.m. at 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas, 77024 (Houston Arboretum and Nature Center). Houston students, who are part of the “WITS Environmental Writing Project”, will present their nature writings to celebrate Earth Day. This event is free.
University of Saint Thomas Earth Day Lecture
Come out to this annual lecture event titled, “The Earth – A Human Habitat”, which will be held at the Cullen Hall, located at 4001 Mount Vernon, Houston, Texas. This event is free. The lecture will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on April 27th. You’ll be sure to learn something new; this is an excellent way to learn about our planet and celebrate Earth Day.
This event will have scientist who want to celebrate the earth’s habitats and miracles along with human life, including Robberto Massimo who is a PHD Scientist at a Telescope Institute concerning Space Science, and many more . Other speakers include professionals in geology, biology, astronomy, and forestry. You can also enjoy an exhibit displayed at the University of Saint Thomas, located at 3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77006, which may answer questions you may have when it comes to the earth being called a human habitat. For more information about this event, contact Damien Marie Savino at 713-525-3894.
Nature Discovery Center Celebrates Earth Day
Come out and celebrate Earth Day at The Nature Discovery Center, which is having its ” Annual Spring Fling Community Event “. The event will take place on April 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to be there and help with activities and setting up booths and equipment as well as taking them down; volunteers must be at least 13 years old, ability to be flexible, and people persons. For more information and to sign up call 713-667-6550, and ask for Eric Duran. This is a free family event and will have environmental themed booths and activities for kids and adults.
Bridgeland Nature Fest
Another exciting celebration honoring Earth Day is the Bridgeland Nature Fest, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on April 30th. The Bridgeland Nature Fest is located off of Fry Road and Hwy 290. Volunteers are also needed for this event and must register . This event will be an excellent adventure for the family and kids. There are many activities involving animals including a duck race, armadillo races, camel rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo. There will also be outdoor laser tag, live music, arts and crafts, a rock wall, inflatables, and train rides, and much more. You can also enjoy great tasting treats from the food truck area which has several vendors from the Houston Area.
Well, who knew Earth Day could be so fun and educational at the same time, at least it is here in Houston, Texas. Bring the family out Earth Day 2011 and celebrate with your fellow Houstonians. Houston is a large city, and if we all do our part to learn something this Earth Day, we can make a difference when it comes to making our planet a greener place to live while having fun!
A Light in the Forest Reading Celebrating Earth Day in Houston Apr 20, 2011, http://www.thingstodoinhouston-tx.com
Air Alliance Houston Earth Day Houston 2011, http://www.earthdayhouston.org
Annual Earth Day Lecture: The Earth – A Human Habitat in Houston Apr 27, 2011, http://www.thingstodoinhouston-tx.com
Armand Bayou Nature Center: Earth Day, http://www.cechouston.org
Spring Fling Event Volunteers, http://www.volunteermatch.org