With Arkansas being the natural state, we have plenty of resources, and reasons, to celebrate. If a big event is you're idea of a good time, go for a nature hike in a state park, or watch the bird feeder in your back yard. Most of all, Earth Day is a day to reflect on the bounties of Mother Nature and what you can give back to the planet that sustains us all, and, at least here in Arkansas, keeps us entertained too.
Earth Day is actually April 22, but most events around the state take place on the closest weekend.
The largest celebration is on the campus of Heifer International headquarters (1 World Ave) in downtown Little Rock from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn fun ways to contribute to our environment’s continued health, and can enjoy music and activities celebrating the Earth we inhabit. Lots of booths and demos.
The Little Rock Zoo is doing a smaller Earth Day event than in previous years. It's scheduled for Saturday, April 23. The animals will be getting special enrichment for the event. The celebration is included in general admission, which is $10 for adults and $8 for children. If you're a member, you get in for free.
Pinnacle Mountain Earth Day - April 23
Every weekend is a green weekend at Pinnacle, but this weekend, the park interpreters will have a host of fun, green events to teach you about the importance of protecting the environment.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library is hosting an Earth Day Celebration on the 22. They have great grounds to play in, and will have tree planting, seed swapping and more. It starts at 3:30 p.m.