Earth Day

50 Years, 50 Events

We’re teaming up with folks all around southeast Indiana – and 750,000 other organizations around world – to celebrate this planet we call home.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s time to enact the fun and commitment of Earth Day every day. We hope you’ll join us for events where we can have fun, learn, and leave inspired to help protect the natural world.

Upcoming Events – Updated 3/25/2020

Note: All Events are either cancelled or postponed, due to Covid-19 and Indiana’s Stay at Home Order. We hope to reschedule many of these events.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for alternative ways to celebrate Earth Day Every Day – and for neat, nature-based activities you can do at home (for kids of all ages!).

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!