Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2016


Take a hike.  A NIGHT HIKE in Broward county this month.

Explore the differrent South Florida eco-systems during the night and see what creatures you stumble upon.  Best for older children but is open to all ages. Fees: $5/person per hike. Space is limited and preregistration is required for most of these hikes.

Fri., 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Night Hike by the Seashore 
3601 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
Call Anne Kolb Nature Center, 954-357-5161

Wed., 20 - 8 p.m. - Pineland at Night Hike 

Miramar Pineland

3600 S. University Dr., Miramar, FL 33025

Call the park office, 954-357-8776

Fri., 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Night Hike 
2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312
Call the park office, 954-357-8884
Fri., 22 - 8 p.m. - Earth Day Full-Moon Hike 
3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie, FL 33330
Call the park office, 954-357-8797

Do Your Part.

Show the kids how to pitch in to keep the environment around us clean for all to enjoy.  Join in on a Waterway cleanup or Beach cleanup near you or clean the neighborhood around you!  Teach the kids about recycling or find some cute ideas for ways to reuse packaging for crafts with the kids. Check out some of these neat ones on Pinterest.

Attend an Earth Day Event.


Great American Clean Up in Delray Beach

Party for the Planet at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Daggerwing Earth Day in Boca Raton

Earth Day Lake Worth


Earth Day at Tradewinds Park

Earth Fest in Coral Springs

Spring Fest in Deerfield Beach


Baynanza in Miami

Annual Miami River Day

Celebrate Earth Eco Fair in Doral

Party for the Planet at Zoo Miami

Earth Day Festival at Pinecrest Gardens in Miami


Explore South Florida Nature on your own.

For a low key observance of Earth Day, grab some water and your walking shoes and take a hike through SFL scrub areas so kids can see what Florida looked like before it was developed.  Curious about native plants?  Be sure to make a trip to the stunning (and FREE) Mounts Botanical Gardens a true hidden gem in West Palm Beach.  Visit a nature center to interact with exhibits about animals, plants and eco systems of this area.  Check out our article about some of the BEST Trails to do with Children.


The River Center in Jupiter

Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton

Okeeheelee Nature Center in Wellington area

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno

Green Cay Wetlands in Delray Beach

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Rescue in Boynton Beach

Sandoway Nature Center in Delray Beach


Bill Sadowski Nature Center in Miami

Castellow Hammock Nature Center in Miami


Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood

Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach


Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center 

Crane Point Museum and Nature Center
 in Marathon (FL Keys)

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy in Key West

Long Key Nature Center in the FL Keys

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier