Inspiration for the Next Generation at Berkeley Earth Days Events

20130405kids Kids these days: they’re likely to be more environmentally active and savvy than their grandparents or even parents. They’re also in on a little secret. Getting outside, exploring creeks and shorelines, or riding bikes is really fun. This Earth Day, share some fun with a young person. Read on for some great events to choose from that will bring you down to the bay, up a creek, on a bike, or to scavenger hunt in downtown.

Saturday, 4/13/13: Berkeley Bay Festival
Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, eating tasty food, and exploring the Berkeley Marina. Pick up a Passport to the Bay and get it stamped as you move from activity to activity in each booth. Education, entertainment, and fun for all ages.

Sunday, 4/14/13: Creek Exploration Field Trip
Join KIDS for the BAY for a Creek Exploration Field Trip at Strawberry Creek! This fun family program is a great way for children and adults to investigate and connect with the fascinating creek habitat while experiencing nature in a close-up, hands-on way!

Saturday, 4/20/13: Bikes in Berkeley Earth Day Festival
The day will begin with a Family Cycling Clinic, participants will be entered to win an Xtracycle Free Radical (the Minivan of bikes!). Donate your old outgrown bikes to the Youth Bike Swap. The festival follows the clinic at 12pm with activities and events the whole family can enjoy: a unicycle exhibition basketball game, scraper bike station, helmet safety and fitting, bike pARTS, maps and way-finding, bike blended smoothies, free bike repairs and much more!

Saturday, 4/20/13: Downtown Berkeley Scavenger Hunt
Join Livable Berkeley for an Earth Days photo scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes and learn about the past, present, and future of Downtown Berkeley. After the hunt, all participants are invited to meet up at a downtown restaurant where we will show off the best photos of the day and award some great prizes.

As conveners of the 2013 Berkeley Earth Days celebration, we chose the theme “Educate • Inspire • Act.” This theme draws on the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, when 20 million Americans participated in a nationwide day of learning and actions. This year, Berkeley Earth Days will be accessible to a wide range of people by having different events on different days and locations across the city. We are excited by the range and depth of events offered, including events highlighted here that focus on kid-friendly and youth oriented events. For the full lineup of events, go to www.berkeleyearthdays.org


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