Get Outdoors: Earth Day in North Florida

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Earth Day Celebrations &#169 DEP

Earth Day Celebrations © DEP

Florida Vacation Guide to Earth Day in North Florida

This weekend, Earth Day events are happening throughout Florida, and since the DEP event on April 20th in Tallahassee’s Capitol Courtyard, North Florida is in full swing!  Check out the following events below to learn about conservation, restoration efforts and eco tips at various fairs and exhibits:

Earth Day Pensacola

On April 21st, from 10 am till 5 pm, Ecosystem Restoration DEP staff will be at Bayview Park in Pensacola (2000 E. Lloyd St.) explain about the important aspects of oyster and seagrass restoration.

22nd Annual Earth Day and Ecology Fair

Jacksonville Landing is hosting the an Earth Day fair on the 21st from 10 am till 4 pm where you can learn about recycling, eco cleaning and other green tips. You can also receive an Easy As One conservation kit and Florida State Park passes – worth a stop on your weekend!

Green School Activities

Since Green schools are the theme for this year’s Earth Day theme in Florida, the following events are happening, well into May:

Earth Day at Oak Hill Elementary

On April 27th, from 9 am till 2 pm, students are encouraged to recycle with the lure of a tote bag at this Jacksonville school if they collect over 20 plastic bags, and they receive a Florida State Park pass if they donate one old cell phone or two old cell phone chargers.

Earth Day at Westview K-8

Jacksonville Elementary students at Westview are encouraged to recycle bags, old cell phones and their chargers on May 11th from 9 am till 2 pm. There isn’t a prize or reward, but we hope that helping the planet and Florida conversation efforts is enough!

Tell us…

Do you have old cell phones or chargers that you could donate for Earth Day?