Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day is April 22, officially.  When that falls on a weekend, it is great, but when it doesn’t, we make do with the next best thing, and this year that was April 26.

Every year Dahlem joins other Jackson outdoor organizations for an afternoon at Cascades Park to celebrate the wonders of our home:  planet Earth.

Here are some highlights from this year’s event:

DSC_0475Taking the Naturalist’s Challenge at the Dahlem table.

DSC_0476Learning about Geocaching in Jackson.

DSC_0477Barefoot Homesteaders shared their knowledge of backyard homesteading.

DSC_0478Kids got to make their own slushies with the Fitness Council.

DSC_0479 Bicycle Roundup – taking donations of bicycles for those in need.

DSC_0480Learning about some of the insects that live in our waterways with the Grand River Watershed Alliance.

DSC_0483Leslie Science and Nature Center shared some of their education birds, like this barred owl.

DSC_0484Cascades Humane Society had some of their adoptable dogs with them.

DSC_0487There were lots of games and activities.

DSC_0486 DSC_0493 DSC_0494And people could try paddling canoes and kayaks, thanks to the Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT).  Even this little dog wanted to give it a try!

DSC_0495 DSC_0500From recycling to how to raise chickens, there was something for everyone!

Did you miss it this year?  Be sure to look for it again next Earth Day!  And follow Earth Day Jackson on Facebook!

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About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.
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