Earth Day

Earth Day

Welcome!

Our Earth Day event is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our natural, local environment. This annual spring event includes engaging, environmental educational activities for the whole family and provides free trees for citizens to plant at home and increase our urban canopy.

We are grateful for the support and sponsorships from community organizations, which truly make this event possible.

Welcome!

Our Earth Day event is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our natural, local environment. This annual spring event includes engaging, environmental educational activities for the whole family and provides free trees for citizens to plant at home and increase our urban canopy.

We are grateful for the support and sponsorships from community organizations, which truly make this event possible.

Details for our 2021 event are coming soon!

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Details for our 2021 Earth Day event are here!

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Earth Day

Trivia Nights

Try out your Earth Day/environmental knowledge in our virtual trivia nights! Each trivia night will cover different environmental topics. You can participate in one night or all 3 (though each team can only win a prize once).

Register at: https://signup.com/go/HjnbLTL

Registration is limited to 3 teams (each team can have up to 5 members, but can also be only 1 person). The winning team will get a free tree package (a set of sapling trees from our tree giveaway). Limited to one prize per team (the prize contains multiple saplings).

April 6, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 1

April 13, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 2

April 20, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 3

If your preferred trivia night is completely full, please email EECmail@coei.org to be placed on our waitlist. If there is enough interest, we may open up additional games.

Seed Ball

Making Workshop

Join us at Studebaker Park Pavilion to learn how to make your own wildflower seed ball–and take one home with you! The family-friendly activity is a little messy, but it’s a great way to spread native seeds!

This program is free and open to the public. All materials will be provided.

Masks, social distancing, and registration required. Register at https://signup.com/go/svZXtAa

April 14, 4 PM – 5 PM

April 14, 6 PM – 7 PM

Park Cleanups

Join us as we walk the walk for Earth Day! We’ll be picking up trash and tidying the park. Supplies provided.

Saturday, April 10, 10 AM – 12 PM – Sterling/Maple Heart Trail (details will be provided)

Thursday, April 15, 11 AM – 1 PM – Riverwalk in Downtown Elkhart, starting behind McDonald’s

Wednesday, April 21, 4 PM – 6 PM – Elkhart Environmental Center

 

Register  at https://signup.com/go/CvPqGkh

Live Fish & Stormwater Presentation

Check out a live fish presentation by the City’s Aquatic Biologist, along with an interactive demonstration by our Stormwater Utility Manager ! Learn about some of the aquatic wildlife from our Elkhart River, AND how to help take care of our waterways.

Each presentation will last about 45 minutes. Groups will switch presentations after 45 minutes.

Masks, social distancing, and registration required.

Register at https://signup.com/go/vGfxUgT

Saturday, April 17, 11 AM – 1 PM

Tree Planting

April 23, 4 PM – 6 PM

 

Help us pot trees ahead of our free tree giveaway! We have 250 seedlings to plant. Join us on Friday, April 16 from 4 PM – 6 PM–we may end earlier if we have extra help!

Social distancing and masks are required. Please register ahead of time so we know how many people to expect: https://signup.com/go/Oahxtri

Free Trees &

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

FREE TREES! 10 AM – 12 PM

April 24

Each year, the EEC gives out free trees to the public and visitors work with our City’s GIS team to map where they will plant them–you can see an updated map from past Arbor/Earth Day events HERE.
* While supplies last

10 AM – Pick up the perfect tree for your yard! Trees are 6 – 24 in. tall and potted. Trees will be given out at the EEC via a drive-through system. Registration is encouraged, as the trees go quickly! Register at https://signup.com/go/xhSQGBY. Limited to 1 tree per household while supplies last. Leftover trees will be planted at the EEC as part of our site management/restoration plan.

We’ll also be giving away free wildflower seed packets to those who want them. Stay tuned to our Facebook on Sunday for a How-To video on making your own seed paper!

This year’s species selection includes:

To find the best tree for you/learn more about each species, click on the tree names above.

Earth Day

Trivia Nights

Try out your Earth Day/environmental knowledge in our virtual trivia nights! Each trivia night will cover different environmental topics. You can participate in one night or all 3 (though each team can only win a prize once).

Register at: https://signup.com/go/HjnbLTL

Registration is limited to 3 teams (each team can have up to 5 members, but can also be only 1 person). The winning team will get a free tree package (a set of sapling trees from our tree giveaway). Limited to one prize per team (the prize contains multiple saplings).

April 6, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 1

April 13, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 2

April 20, 6 PM – 7 PM – Trivia Night 3

If your preferred trivia night is completely full, please email EECmail@coei.org to be placed on our waitlist. If there is enough interest, we may open up additional games.

Seed Ball

Making Workshop

Join us at Studebaker Park Pavilion to learn how to make your own wildflower seed ball–and take one home with you! The family-friendly activity is a little messy, but it’s a great way to spread native seeds!

This program is free and open to the public. All materials will be provided.

Masks, social distancing, and registration required. Register at https://signup.com/go/svZXtAa

April 14, 4 PM – 5 PM

April 14, 6 PM – 7 PM

Park Cleanups

Join us as we walk the walk for Earth Day! We’ll be picking up trash and tidying the park. Supplies provided.

Saturday, April 10, 10 AM – 12 PM – Sterling/Maple Heart Trail (details will be provided)

Thursday, April 15, 11 AM – 1 PM – Riverwalk in Downtown Elkhart, starting behind McDonald’s

Wednesday, April 21, 4 PM – 6 PM – Elkhart Environmental Center

 

Register  at https://signup.com/go/CvPqGkh

Live Fish & Stormwater Presentation

Check out a live fish presentation by the City’s Aquatic Biologist, along with an interactive demonstration by our Stormwater Utility Manager ! Learn about some of the aquatic wildlife from our Elkhart River, AND how to help take care of our waterways.

Each presentation will last about 45 minutes. Groups will switch presentations after 45 minutes.

Masks, social distancing, and registration required.

Register at https://signup.com/go/vGfxUgT

Saturday, April 17, 11 AM – 1 PM

Tree Transplanting

April 23, 4 PM – 6 PM

 

Help us pot trees ahead of our free tree giveaway! We have 250 seedlings to plant. Join us on Friday, April 16 from 4 PM – 6 PM–we may end earlier if we have extra help!

Social distancing and masks are required. Please register ahead of time so we know how many people to expect: https://signup.com/go/Oahxtri

Volunteer
for Earth Day

Help us give away free trees! We’ll be giving away over 200 trees free to the public to plant around town and help grow our urban forest. Trees will be given away via drive through. Volunteers will help load trees in to cars or help keep trees organized during the giveaway. Social distancing, masks, and registration are required. If you’d like to help out, please register at: https://signup.com/go/fAWpgyK

For questions or more information, please email EECmail@coei.org or call (574) 293-5070.

Volunteer
for Earth Day

Volunteer Opportunities are available for this event, and will continue to be updated in the coming months. Please click the link below to be redirected to our online volunteer sign-up on SignUp.com.

For questions or more information, please email EECmail@coei.org or call

(574) 293-5070.

Free Trees &

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

FREE TREES! 10 AM – 12 PM

April 24

Each year, the EEC gives out free trees to the public and visitors work with our City’s GIS team to map where they will plant them–you can see an updated map from past Arbor/Earth Day events HERE.
* While supplies last

10 AM – Pick up the perfect tree for your yard! Trees are 6 – 24 in. tall and potted. Trees will be given out at the EEC via a drive-through system. Registration is encouraged, as the trees go quickly! Register at https://signup.com/go/xhSQGBY. Limited to 1 tree per household while supplies last. Leftover trees will be planted at the EEC as part of our site management/restoration plan.

We’ll also be giving away free wildflower seed packets to those who want them. Stay tuned to our Facebook on Sunday for a How-To video on making your own seed paper!

This year’s species selection includes:

To find the best tree for you/learn more about each species, click on the tree names above.

Earth Day
Sponsors

Thank you to our generous community sponsors! With them, we are able to give away hundreds of free trees every year!

The Elkhart Environmental Center’s Earth Day event is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our natural, local environment. Our Earth Day event includes engaging, environmental educational activities for the whole family and provides free trees for citizens to plant at home and increase our urban canopy. Support and sponsorships from community organizations truly make this event possible.

Interested in sponsoring a popular community event? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Partner with the Elkhart Environmental Center for our 2021 Earth Day! Together, we can make Elkhart a greener, healthier city for all citizens. Please consider making a donation in support of Earth Day and the Elkhart community!

Please call (574) 293-5070 or email EECmail@coei.org for details about our 2020 sponsorship opportunities.

Earth Day

Earth Day
Sponsors

Thank you to our generous community sponsors! With them, we are able to give away hundreds of free trees every year! 

The Elkhart Environmental Center’s Earth Day event is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our natural, local environment. Our Earth Day event includes engaging, environmental educational activities for the whole family and provides free trees for citizens to plant at home and increase our urban canopy. Support and sponsorships from community organizations truly make this event possible.

Interested in sponsoring a popular community event? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Partner with the Elkhart Environmental Center for our 2020 Earth Day! Together, we can make Elkhart a greener, healthier city for all citizens. Please consider making a donation in support of Earth Day and the Elkhart community!

Please call (574) 293-5070 or email EECmail@coei.org for details about our 2020 sponsorship opportunities.

Earth Day
Earth Day