Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Our Nature at Home project is extra special this week: we’re celebrating Earth Day.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, so we had planned a year-long series of 50 nature events in collaboration with other conservation groups in southeast Indiana. Those are on hold for now (we hope to reschedule these events!). This week, we’re sharing fun projects you can do at home to celebrate the Earth.

To see the Earth Day projects you can do at home:

Show Your Support this Earth Day

Nature gives us so much – and Earth Day gives us the chance to do something tangible for nature. We can’t gather for a hike at an Oak Heritage preserve, but we can do something together: we can encourage conservation in southeast Indiana.

Join Us – and Grab Our New T-shirt

We want to welcome 50 new members to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And almost 300 families have joined Oak Heritage over the years. If you’ve been one of those supporters, thank you. We’re inviting you to renew your membership today.

Click here to join, renew your membership, or buy an EcoSmart Oak Heritage T-shirt.

Earth Day Every Day Events

Update: These in-person events are on hold for now…but we hope to reschedule them for later this year!

Feb 12 – Screening of “The Guardians” with Big Oaks and the Hanover College Environmental Stewardship Committee. The film highlights the indigenous people protecting monarch butterflies’ winter habitat in Mexico.

Feb 25 – Six-Legged Wonders: Beyond Pollinators and Pests with the Jefferson County Public Library. 6pm at the Madison branch.

March 6 – April 4 – Jefferson County Park Hop with Oak Heritage Conservancy and a whole host of friends! This county-wide scavenger hunt gets you and your kids outside visiting new parks and exploring the natural world.

March 8 – Buzzin’ Bees with Clifty Falls State Park. Discover some of our native bees and what you can do to help them. Then make a fun buzzin’ bee craft with the naturalist. This 30 minute program will be held at the Nature Center. Meet at 2pm.

March 10 – Conservation Happenings with Oak Heritage, Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, Franklin College, and Big Oaks Conservation Society. A chance for conservation-minded people to gather, learn, hear updates on research and education efforts, and network. RSVP required.

March 14 – Wetland Day at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

March 21 – Sights and Sounds of Spring with Clifty Falls State Park. Meet at Clifty Shelter, at 10am for this 45 minute ADA accessible walk!

March 26 – Cancelled – World-renown oceanographer and Fulbright Scholar Lars Henrik Smedsrud will explore forces contributing to Arctic ice loss during an address on the Hanover College campus. He will present “Arctic Sea Ice and Atlantic Water: Variability and Mechanism” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in Science Center, room 137.

April 18 – Postponed – Pollinator Day at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

April 25 – Postponed – Earth Day Celebration at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area

May 9 – Wings Over Muscatatuck at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

June 13 – Outdoor Women at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Our Partners

Want to help make Earth Day every day in 2020? Let us know if you would like to volunteer, or contact us if your organization would like to join in the fun!