Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In DFW

April 20, 2015 7:00 AM

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The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex knows how to have fun. Earth Day celebrations are planned throughout the state and the Big D knows how to celebrate in style. Here is a list of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day in DFW.
Earth Day Texas
Fair Park
1121 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 426-3400
www.earthdaytx.org
Dates: April 24 through 26, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With an estimated 70,000 people to attend Earth Day Texas, Dallas’ event is the largest in the state. Earth Day Texas is a free family-friendly, three-day festival that celebrates the planet. The 2015 Earth Day Texas event at Fair Park will showcase over 800 exhibits. One can learn how to create a sustainable garden, the benefits of having a rain barrel, and learn about efficient energy sources. There are many indoor and outdoor exhibits providing plenty of hands-on experiences. This is a great learning opportunity for children and adults. Earth Day Texas will have two 60-inch OmniGlobes with 180 animations providing a 3D look at the planet’s history. There are workshops for school aged children as well as college students, plus an outdoor tree-climbing experience and other family activities.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful
Residential Convenience Center
330 W. Jones St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
(972) 538-5949
www.keeplewisvillebeautiful.org
Date: April 25, 2015, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You can be one of the 700 volunteers to help in the 29th Annual Spring Clean Up as part of Keep Lewisville Beautiful. The event is not just about participating in a city wide clean up effort. You can visit the educational booths and learn more about how you can help the environment. All volunteers will receive a free lunch, goodie bag and a t-shirt while supplies last. You can register as an individual, a family, or a group.


Cedar Hill Earth Day

Government Center
285 Uptown Blvd.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 291-5100
www.cedarhilltx.com
Date: Apr. 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Come after school and work to the Cedar Hill Earth and Arbor Day Celebration. You can learn how to live the “Green Life” through environmentally conscious vendors and conservation workshops. A special farmer’s market will be set up so you can purchase fresh produce from the area’s local farmers. Ever see a drum set made out of five-gallon water bottles? Vocal Trash’s instruments are recycled items. Vocal Trash’s performances provides “edutainment” by singing and dancing while bring awareness to our actions to get us to think prior to throwing something away.Related: Best Art Walks In North Texas

Prairie Fest
Tandy Hills Nature Area
3400 View St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76103
(817) 731-2787
www.tandyhills.org
Date: April 25, 2015, 11 a.m. to sunset

This grass roots Earth fest includes nature hikes and wildflower tours set in 160-acre native prairie land. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Prairie Fest. Live, local music performed on two solar-powered stages by End of the World Parade and Brave Combo plus, local arts, crafts and green living exhibitors will make this a memorable experience. Live interactive art installations, an educational area for kids with fun activities like storytelling and discovery hikes rounds out this free, family-friendly the event.

Being Green In McKinney
John & Judy Gay Library
6861 W. Eldorado
McKinney, TX 75070
(972) 547-7335
www.mckinneytexas.org
Date: Apr. 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The City of McKinney is hosting a variety of events throughout the year on “greening” your life as part of the city’s environmental education program. From one-day seminars on building a rain barrel to learning how to discard your old junk is covered at various locations throughout the city. April’s “Green Seminar” topic is Irrigation 101. You will learn how to conserve water with your current sprinkler system, learn about advancements in irrigation technology, which include converting to drip, and how to improve your overall sprinkler efficiency.Related: Best Dog Runs In DFW

Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 

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