2017 Earth Day Events in Hampton Roads!


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There are so many events planned to celebrate Earth Day in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Here is our BIG LIST!

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2pm
Description: DIY Upcycled Craft Day with Stations of “Stuff!” Choose one or do all! Come in for some great ideas on how to use some of our most fun arts and crafts supplies. Stations include origami, fingerprint artwork, picture frame decorating, upcycled and “found” artwork, and process arts and crafts. Make beautiful creations while saving the earth by finding ways to reuse someone else’s junk to create a new treasure!
Location: Morgan Memorial Library 443 West Washington Street Suffolk VA

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4-5:45pm
Description: Experience an art class with instructors from the Suffolk Art League. Participants will use recycled materials to create a piece of art in honor of Earth Day. Grades 2-7.
Location: North Suffolk Library 2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road Suffolk VA

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10am  
Description: Earth Day Every Day! Join Norfolk’s friendly Park Rangers for a free toddler program exploring the great outdoors! A specially selected story, nature craft, and adventure awaits! Space is limited. Adults must remain with their children. Call (757) 441-5813 to register.
Location: Lakewood Athletic Office, 1612 Willow Wood Drive, Norfolk VA

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2pm
Description: DIY Upcycled Craft Day with Stations of “Stuff!” Choose one or do all! Come in for some great ideas on how to use some of our most fun arts and crafts supplies. Stations include origami, fingerprint artwork, picture frame decorating, upcycled and “found” artwork, and process arts and crafts. Make beautiful creations while saving the earth by finding ways to reuse someone else’s junk to create a new treasure!
Location: North Suffolk Library 2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road Suffolk VA

Save the Earth! Storytime at Little Creek Library (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: Come hear stories, sing songs, make crafts and learn something along the way! This week's theme is Earth Day. (Preschool & School Age)
Cost: Free
Location: Little Creek Library, 7853 Tarpon Place, Norfolk, Virginia 
Earth Day Everyday at Pretlow Library (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10:30-11:30am
Description: Come celebrate Earth Day and learn about the wonderful world of recycling through an interactive activity with a local Park Ranger! (Ages 2-6)
Cost: Free
Location: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch 111 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, Virginia 23503

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 3-5pm
Description: Plant your own flowers and vegetables. Learn about nature and how to keep the Earth (Family)
Cost: Free 
Location: Jordan-Newby Branch, Norfolk Public Library 961 Park Avenue Norfolk Virginia 23504

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30pm
Description: Come plant some flowers and herbs you can bring home and continue to grow for Earth Day! (Family)
Cost: Free
Location: Barron F. Black Branch, Norfolk Public Library 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive Norfolk VA

Earth Day at VLM (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 all day
Description: Virginia Living Museum celebrates Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests. Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. Learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Several environmental organizations will have displays and information about conservation measures. Earth-friendly vendors will show and sell green wares. There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways, thousands of native plants for sale and earth-friendly animal shows. Plus, bring your batteries, cell phones and old sneakers for recycling. You don’t want to miss the Peninsula Youth Orchestra performance at noon.
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-12pm 
Description: Join us for our Earth Day event at Indian River Park. We plan to have a guided tour of our native plant garden followed by a hike along the nature trail. There will be a service event from 11 to 12 to do some trash pickup and weeding. There are also plans for information tables from groups such as the Friends of Indian River, the Chesapeake Master Gardeners, the Cape Henry Audubon, and the Virginia Native Plant Society. 
Cost: Free
Location: Indian River Park, 1709 Rokeby Ave, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Earth Day Cleanup at False Cape (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-1pm
Description: Join False Cape's Friends Group, staff and volunteers in helping keep our beaches pristine by picking up shoreline debris. For more information and to make a reservation please contact the park office. Trash bags, gloves and water provided. Dress accordingly based on the weather, bring a lunch and support False Cape's attempt in making this natural resource a better place. Reservations are required. No charge.
Cost: Free
Location: False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-1pm
Description: The Sixth Annual First Landing Tree Army is assembling to move out on their mission to battle unauthorized trails. While past Tree Armies have given a terrific effort, there are still sensitive habitat areas in danger from use of other unauthorized trails. This year we will be planting in these areas with small trees, so again we are calling on the caring citizens of Virginia to sponsor trees and to come out to plant trees.
Cost: $3 will sponsor one tree, $5 will sponsor two trees, and $10 will sponsor five trees. Volunteers are needed to plant trees. Call 757-412-1010 to volunteer.
Location: First Landing State Park Picnic Area, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-5pm
Description: Come celebrate Earth Day down on the farm. Wagon rides around the farm & orchard, strawberry picking, petting zoo, food and fun! It's a Spring version of our Fall Festival weekends, and you know how much you enjoy those! Tell your friends, bring the family, it will be a great time for all!
Cost: Free admission
Location: Mount Pleasant Farm 2201 Mount Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake VA

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm
Description: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in 10 am til noon. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Cost: $2 per child
Location: participating Michael's locations 
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-2pm. 
Description: Throughout the day, we will highlight the amazing work going on here in Virginia and across the ocean to learn about and protect our planet. Visit with scientists from Virginia Sea Grant, and learn about their cutting-edge marine science research. Talk to conservationists working with Newport News Shipyard to restore Virginia’s longleaf pine tree population. And check in with the Polynesian Voyaging Society as the Hokule’a sails across the Pacific Ocean in the style of ancient Polynesian navigators. Earth Day programming will take place in the Museum’s main lobby, and is free with admission.
Location: The Mariners' Museum 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA
Party for the Planet at Norfolk Zoo (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-3pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus. Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals or stop by a conservation talk featuring some of the Zoo’s projects taking place around the world. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event and regional environmental experts providing information about living more sustainably within our community, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages. This year’s Party for the Planet will also include Pokémon hunting! Enjoy free lures around the Zoo from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and catch the newest Pokémon creatures!
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-4pm
Description: We will have live music, the Master Gardener's plant sale, artists & makers selling their products, and non-profits committed to educating people on the best practices to protect our environment.
Cost: Free
Location: Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church 3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434

Earth Day Storytime and Craft at Kempsville Library (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:30am-12pm
Description: Learn about Earth Day! Come to the library for storytime and crafts made out of recyclables! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. 
Cost: Free. Online registration is required and begins on March 1st.
Location: Kempsville Area Library, 832 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11am-12pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day as we learn about the importance of bees and the crucial role they play in environmental wellness. All ages.
Location: Larchmont Branch 6525 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA

Earth Day at Mt Trashmore (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11am-4pm
Description: Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle.
Cost: Free. Rain date is Sunday, April 23th.
Location: Mt Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA23462

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12-4pm
Description: Join us on Earth Day where we will turn trash into treasure and Upcycle!
Cost: Free
Location: Slover Library-290 235 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA

Feed Your Wild Side - Spring Foraging Tour
 at Hoffler Creek (Portsmouth)
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1-3pm
Description: Tag along with author, naturalist, and survival expert, Vickie Shufer, for a taste of the spring's wild food offerings!
Cost: Registration is discounted for members of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation at $10/person. Non-member admission is $18. Advanced registration is suggested due to limited space. 
Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge, 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth VA
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