Tucson Earth Day Festival at Children's Museum
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Happy Earth Day—a special day when all of us should focus on the importance of our planet and what we can do to improve its health. 

Earth Day was created in 1970 in hopes of bringing about environmental reform in America. It began in the United States with schools celebrating—20 million students, teachers and parents! Today more than a billion people from 192 countries are expected to celebrate Earth Day in some way!

Facts about Earth Day

The Big Day: April 22

Founder: Sen. Gaylord Nelson & Harvard student Denis Hayes

First Earth Day: April 22, 1970, 20 million participants

Earth Day Today: Over a billion participants in more than 192 countries

Bear Essential News is one of the founding sponsors of the Tucson Earth Day Festival, which happens Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Children’s Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.

This fabulously fun and free happening is for all ages, with earth-friendly activities for kids and teens at just about every booth!

Learn about ways you and your family can live more sustainably; if you bike to the Earth Day Festival, there’s free bike valet parking to keep your ride safe; enjoy the toe-tapping, hand-clapping live entertainment; nab your environment-helping freebies; buy tasty food and treats at the food truck round-up, and there’s free admission to the Children’s Museum—adults must be with children to get into the museum.

There are so many great ideas, important concepts and hands-on ways to “give that big blue marble a hug and discover all the ways to help make your world a healthier, greener place to live.” Learn about recycling and composting, ways to save water, the joy of gardening and the fun of getting out and enjoying nature. Or learn how to bring nature to your own backyard—plant giveaways and know what to grow to attract beautiful birds, bees, bats and butterflies. See several exhibits from local wildlife groups, too!

Bring your friends and family—the more, the merrier our planet will be. Bear will be there to test how many desert critters you know. Visit TucsonEarthDay.org for details.

April 2019