Earth Day is more than a celebration of our planet in Louisiana. Activities abound for young and old to learn, to have fun and to give back. One of the largest environmental festivals in the country takes place Sunday, April 17 in downtown Baton Rouge, LA from noon-8:30pm.
“This Land is Your Land” is an interactive venue of exhibits, entertainment and information-based presentations with a focus on environmental education. There are unique events including a 9-mile bike ride to Baton Rouge area sustainable gardens and special displays like painted rolling recycled carts. Volunteers are the backbone of the festival. Visit www.laearthday.org for a complete schedule of events and information on how you can help. Admission is free.
Louisiana Earth Day Inc.
P.O. Box 4036
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4036
KEEP BOSSIER BEAUTIFUL harnesses the power of the young providing presentations and lessons on the three R’s: reducing, reusing and recycling. Fifth grade students attending Bossier City, LA schools will observe Earth Day April 19-21. Environmental education events include demonstrations, tree plantings, and visits from local experts from the LSU Ag Center. Keep Bossier Beautiful President, Mary Ann Van Osdell is encouraged by volunteer participation. Volunteers enhance the educational experience and increase outreach opportunities to more classrooms in Bossier City.
Keep Bossier Beautiful
707 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade hosts the New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Green Expo on Sunday, April 17 from 8:30a.m. – 6p.m. at Bayou St. John. Cyril Neville headlines the free event offering something for everyone: music, food, crafts, kid’s activities and hundreds of exhibits and displays. Volunteers are actively involved in logistics, promotions and outreach, vendor coordination and event day staffing. Learn how you can volunteer and get a complete schedule at http://nolaearthdayfest.wordpress.com/category/2011-earth-day/
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
4226 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
A lesson plan on how everyone plays a part in managing earth’s resources is at the heart of Earth Day activities for Oil City Elementary Magnet School in Oil City, LA. But then again, the school’s continuing success is woven into the Caddo Parish School’s environmentally based curriculum. Caddo Lake will be the Earth Day backdrop on April 21. Look for the day’s events to challenge students in all subject areas from mathematics to geography. Environmental Science Teacher Cindy Kilpatrick uses games, activities and unique projects to get students invested in learning about and discovering news ways to practice sustainability. .
Oil City Elementary Magnet School
407 Kerley Ave.
Oil City, LA 71061