Get Outdoors: Earth Day in Central Florida
Florida Travel Guide to Earth Day in Central Florida
Throughout Florida, from free National Park Admission to Earth Day events, the health of the environment and natural resources is front and center. Here’s what’s happening in Central Florida:
Free National Park Admission
It just so happens that April 21 to 20 is also National Park Week, so entrance to all Florida parks are free (and all 397 national parks, if you’re venturing further afield!). There will be many activities in the parks, so make sure you strap on your hiking boots and go for a walk. In central Florida, check out the Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville – talk a walk, plunge into the ocean or walk along the pristine sandy shore on this barrier island.
Get a free pass from Disney Reservation Center’s Environmental Expo
From 11 am till 4 pm, on April 18th, staff at the Disney Reservation Center will be collecting old cell phones. Donaters will get free park passes.
Exchange Plastic Bags for a park pass
Bring plastic bags to Dale Mabry Campus at Hillsborough Community College on April 19th from 10 am till 2 pm and you’ll get free park passes during the collection event. It’s that simple!
Paper Recycling Competition
On April 20th, the winning school in Pinellas County will be announced for the Southwest District’s Paper Recycling Competition. State park passes will be awarded.
Continuing right into next month, a DEP booth focusing on macroinvertebrates and how students and their teachers might be able to make changes to water quality, will be held at the Lawton Chiles Middle School in Oviedo on May 4th from 9:15 am till 3:50 pm. Students who participate in a Q&A session will receive free park passes.
What are you doing to make a difference for the environment on Earth Day?