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Celebrate Earth Day in Hilliard

Posted April 22, 2021 in Community Events by Anna Subler

It’s Earth Day, and Go Green Hilliard has compiled a list of local events and celebrations to mark the occasion. Whether you want to get out in the community and volunteer or learn more about sustainability from your computer, there’s something for everyone.

Hilliard Earth Week Cleanup: In the famous words of Woodsy Owl, “Lend a Hand – Care for the Land!” Everyone is encouraged to do at least one clean up in the community during Earth Week. Parks and neighborhoods are excellent places to pick up trash and inspire others in the community to do the same. Take a picture and post it in the comments!

Earth Day Tree Bingo: Play a game of Tree Bingo with the City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department. Through April 24, stop by the Hilliard Community Center front desk to pick up a Tree Bingo card and instructions. Head out to your favorite Hilliard park and identify the trees. This activity is free and open to all.

Homestead Metro Park Scavenger Hunt: Bring your pod to Homestead Metro Park for an Earth Week scavenger hunt! Have fun at your convenience finding sixteen in-park items and marking them off your scavenger list, which you can download here.

ODNR Nature Games: This Earth week, enjoy exploring the great outdoors with these three ODNR nature games!

Nature Hunt – Birds of Ohio

Nature Bingo – Pollinator Edition

Nature Hunt – State of Ohio Symbols

Community Backyards Conservation Class and Rebate Program: Register now for the Franklin County the first virtual Community Backyards class of 2021 on Earth Day! Franklin County residents who qualify will receive a $25 or $50 rebate for conservation items in their backyard, such as a rain barrel or native landscaping plant.

ODNR Wild & Scenic Rivers: Check out the ODNR Ohio’s Wild & Scenic Rivers webinar series featuring Division of Natural Areas & Preserves staff!  Scenic Rivers staff share captivating information about our rivers and the creatures who inhabit them. Families.  And don’t forget to use the new Scenic Rivers Kid’s Activity Book to go along with them.