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:
Taking the Naturalist’s Challenge at the Dahlem table.
Learning about Geocaching in Jackson.
Barefoot Homesteaders shared their knowledge of backyard homesteading.
Kids got to make their own slushies with the Fitness Council.
Bicycle Roundup – taking donations of bicycles for those in need.
Learning about some of the insects that live in our waterways with the Grand River Watershed Alliance.
Leslie Science and Nature Center shared some of their education birds, like this barred owl.
Cascades Humane Society had some of their adoptable dogs with them.
There were lots of games and activities.
And 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!
From 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!