We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than at our favorite spot for respite among the urban sprawl of Birmingham – The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
On Sunday, April 25th from 1-5 pm, head out to the 13th annual “Earth Day at the Gardens” celebration. “Earth Day at The Gardens is a celebration of the diversity of Alabama’s biological life—Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in biodiversity—as well as the diversity of cultures of the people from across the globe who now call Birmingham home. More than one billion people across the globe are expected to honor the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this April.”
With many activities to take part in, the event will be a wonderful way to celebrate nature’s bounty – even a chance to recycle some used electronics! “Earth Day at The Gardens offers an afternoon of hands-on learning activities to help educate the public about modern environmental issues. Dozens of local environmental organizations will set up interactive activities designed for people of all ages, including children, adults and families. The Roaming Dome, a traveling planetarium from Huntsville’s Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, will be open all afternoon. The inflatable mini-auditorium features digital presentations and movies, such as Earth’s Wild Ride, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes, Force 5, The Night Sky and Saturn and the Ring World.
Other highlights include presentations from Zulu Dancers of the Umdabu Dance Company, a Children’s Drum Circle from Rhythm Synergy in Atlanta, an Australian Didgeridoo performed by Neal Ross. Technical Knock Out (TKO) will be collecting used and unwanted electronics (except TVs) in the parking lot at The Gardens; more information is available at www.technicalko.net.”
For more information, please visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens website.