April 11, 2017
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Earth Day is a great way for the world to unite around the importance of environmental service, and there is no better place to celebrate than your national park.
Join in the Earth Day fun, and discover how to become better stewards of our shared environment. There will be an Arts & Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork, and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of Earth Day topics! There will be park greenhouse tours offering a great way to see young plants springing to life. A map with directions to the greenhouse will be available at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
This event is also in conjunction with National Park Week and Rocky’s National Junior Ranger Day celebration! Be sure to wear your badges, or ask about earning a Rocky Mountain National Park Junior Ranger Badge at the event. There is family fun for everyone!
The schedule of events follows:
10 - 2 p.m. Discovery Days Kids Activities
10 - 2 p.m. Park Greenhouse Tours
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Volunteer Trash Pick-up
(Meet at the Visitor Center, dress for the weather, equipment is provided)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Earth Day Activity Table
1 p.m. Ranger Guided Nature Walk
April 15 through April 23 is National Park Week. Admission to the park will be free during the weekends of April 15 and16, and April 22 and 23 in celebration of the National Park Service’s 101st Anniversary.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.