Earth Day is April 22nd but will be celebrated Saturday in Omaha. Elizabeth Davis is the coordinator of Omaha’s 25th Earth Day Celebration at Elmwood Park near 60th and Leavenworth Street and says they have a day packed with events for young and old.
Davis says visitors can learn how to make a rain barrel and a compost pile. They will also be a kid’s tent with hands-on events like learning to cast and make a kite out of recycled material.
For those a bit more daring, Davis says, “Nebraska has an award winning swamp oak tree and we are going to put a bunch of slack lines on it and people can actually climb to the top of the tree.”
Those planning on attending the event should also bring along their old electronics for recycling. Davis says they have teamed with Goodwill Industries and there will be a truck in the park where people can drop off those items.
Davis says it wouldn’t be a festival without food and music and they will have a number of other events throughout the day.
The Earth Day Celebration runs from 11 am until 6 pm rain or shine.