Every day should be Earth Day, but since that's not the case, we'll embrace April 22 each year as a reminder to take better care of our planet. Below are our picks for celebrating the only home we have. 

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EARTH DAY FAMILY TREE WALK

When: Thursday, April 22, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Morton Park, 52 Morton Ave., Newport

Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Newport Tree Conservancy for an educational tree walk through historic Morton Park. Participants will learn about the notable trees found here and the historical context of this landscape.

Registration is required for this socially distanced event. Masks are required. Recommended for families with accompanied children.

 

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MORTON PARK EARTH DAY VOLUNTEER EVENT

When: Thursday, April 22, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Morton Park, 52 Morton Ave., Newport

Celebrate Earth Day by helping the Newport Tree Conservancy mulch young city trees in Morton Park! This vital activity will ensure that recently planted trees thrive during the upcoming summer season. Experience is not necessary.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Registration is required to ensure proper social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times. Participants will gather at 12:45 pm near the playground in Morton Park.

 

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WETLAND EXPLORATION

When: Thursday, April 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium

Take a walk down to the freshwater wetland and discover animals that live there. Who might be awake this time of year? Who might still be sleeping? 

 

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PAINT A GARDEN ROCK

When: Thursday, April 22, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: 1 York Street Newport

Aquidneck Community Table, Aquidneck Land Trust, and FabNewport are partnering for Aquidneck Island Earth Week to host a "Paint a Garden Rock" workshop. Children will be provided a rock, paint, and a paintbrush* if those materials are not readily available to them. Join us for a zoom call on April 22nd from 4 pm - 5 pm where we'll talk a little about what makes pollinator gardens so important, and we'll use the rest of the time to paint together. You'll then have the option to drop your stones off at FabNewport (1 York St., Newport) and we'll include your art in one of our gardens that you can visit whenever you want.

 

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