Fun & Educational Ways to Spend Earth Day 2017 on Long Island

Celebrate mother nature and all of her creatures at an Earth Day event on L.I.!

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Show the environment some love by participating in an Earth Day event!

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Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day and here on Long Island there are many different events going on in celebration of planet earth. From outdoor events featuring hands-on fun, to indoor education movie showings, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy this upcoming Earth Day. 
 
Come celebrate the planet, and help strive to make it a better place, by participating in one of these Earth Day events on Long Island! Which of these events will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!
 
Earth Day at Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
Monday, April 17th - Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
631-852-4600
$10 Per Child Per Class
Explore the farm and enjoy some hands-on fun during the entire week leading up to Earth Day! Some activities include: crafting, singing, and taking a wagon ride over to see the animals!
 
Earth Day Is For The Birds at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Monday, April 17th from 1 PM - 3 PM
631-979-6344
$10 Per Child; $5 Per Adult
Participants of this event will get to meet the resident birds of Sweetbriar, learn how make the lives of bird easier and also take home a bird feeder!
 
A Prelude To Earth Day at Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge
2595 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Friday, April 21st from 10 AM - 12 PM
888-600-5474
$35
Take an educational walk during this outdoor wildlife photography event led by Rangers as they guide you, give you tips and show you the best spots to snap some photos.
 
Movie Screening of Green Fire at Patchogue Plaza Cinema
20 Terry Street #121, Patchogue, NY 11772
Saturday, April 22nd from 10 AM - 12 PM
631-286-0485
$5
Find out the incredible story of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold who throughout his lifetime worked toward connecting people with the land. 
 
National Parks: America’s Best Idea at Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Building
1 Burma Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Saturday, April 22nd from 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event
This Earth Day Celebrate America's National Parks, their history, and the people who protect them.
 
The Great Earth Day Nature Walk at William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Event
Visit and learn about the different habitats, and inhabitants, of the William Floyd Estate during this round-trip three mile walk taking place on Earth Day.
 
Celebrate Earth Day! at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 23rd from 1 PM - 5 PM
631-331-3277
$5 Per Person; Free For Members
Recycle water bottles, grow something green and make a biome with native plant seeds in celebration of Earth Day!
 
Earth Day Nature Walk at Bailey Arboretum
194 Bayville Rd, Lattingtown, NY 11560
Sunday, April 23rd from 11 AM - 12 PM
516-318-4724
$10 Suggested Donation Per Family
Meet some of the animals who live in the forests of the Bailey Arboretum at this day after Earth Day event perfect for families!