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Earth Month!

Join us in April for Earth Month 2014

Earth Day? We have too much earth-celebrating enthusiasm for one day. So, we’re declaring April to be Earth Month! Each of our branches have a special Earth Month themed programs (see below for dates and times). You can:

  • Float on, wade in and learn about Water at Riverside Park
  • Learn about and eat great Food at Washington Park
  • Get moving with Menomonee Valley's Healthy Living classes.

Earth Month culminates with a city-wide, all-hands Earth Day of Service on April 26th!

Help us celebrate the earth — not for just a day, but for a whole month and beyond! Want to know why we chose to expand Earth Day to a whole month and how we chose our themes? Read this post by our Senior Director of Education and Strategic Planning Beth Heller. 

Earth Day of Service, April 26th, 9am-1:30pm, at all three branches, click here for more!

Come celebrate the Earth by giving back! Join us from 9am - noon for a morning of volunteer activities
in our park, followed by a community lunch from noon - 1:30pm.

Earth Month Programs at Riverside Park

Reduce Your Use (And Your Water Bill) - Sat., Apr. 5
Naturalist Skills: Basic Hydrology - Sun., Apr. 6
Tour of Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant - Sat., Apr. 12
River Clean-up by Canoe Co-sponsored by Milwaukee Riverkeeper - Sat., Apr. 26

River Explorers at Hubbard Park - Sun., Apr. 27

Blog Posts:
Andrew's Experience -- Shower Power Part 1
Patricia's Experience -- Shower Power Part 2

Earth Month Programs at Washington Park

Food Fridays - Every Fri.
Pancake Breakfast - Sat., Apr. 5
Build a Self Watering Planter - Sat., Apr. 12
Toddling Into Nature: Fun With Food - Sat., Apr. 19

Earth Month Programs at Menonmonee Valley

Dig it, Plant it, Grow it - Every Mon.
Martial Arts with Above the Clouds - Every Wed.
Menomonee Valley Walking Tour - Wed. Apr. 2
 The Zumba Experience! - Wed. Apr. 23

Thank you to our Earth Month Sponsors North Shore Bank, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Hayat Pharmacy and our media sponsor 88nine!

Upcoming Events

Event Listings

Early Morning Bird Walks (Riverside Park)

Thursday, January 29th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Dig it, Plant it, Grow it

Menomonee Valley

Thursday, January 29th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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