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Celebrate the place that we all call home on April 22 for Earth Day. Help make the Earth a better place by participating in a clean-up, interact with endangered species, or get educated on how to help our Earth. It’s more important than ever to become educated on the challenges our Earth faces, with the unprecedented environmental changes we are all currently facing.

Earth Day Events

April 13

Tarzana Earth Day Celebration

Tarzana Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 705-1286

The Tarzana Neighborhood Council and the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce is hosting this free event, including a pancake breakfast, tastings from local restaurants, live music and entertainment, a rock-climbing wall, exotic animals, an Earth Day poster contest, an obstacle course, green living exhibitors and more. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a Zumba kick-off.

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April 13 & 14

Learn about caring for the environment at the various booths that will be located at the aquarium for Earth Day. There will be information available from earth-friendly organizations, eager to help teach visitors. There will be hands-on demonstrations, and visitors can save $7 on admission by bringing any e-waste to the event. The weekend-long celebration will start on April 13 from 9 a.m. Cost of the event is free with paid admission to the aquarium.

(credit: Heal The Bay)

(credit: Heal The Bay)

April 20

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Beach level, beneath the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Join Heal The Bay in cleaning up the beach next to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and as a reward, get free admission to the aquarium. The event will feature games, a photo booth, face painting, craft stations and more. Cleanup is from 10 a.m. till noon. Once you’re done cleaning up the beach, use your free admission to the aquarium to touch live animals and check out more than 100 species of marine life from the Santa Monica Bay. The aquarium will be open for special festival hours — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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April 21

Encourage children to become “green” at this all-day children’s festival. There will be live entertainment, food, games, vendors, and educational activities for children. Over 40,000 people attended last year, so plan to arrive early. The event will be happening on Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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April 21

Learn about the Earth, by exploring environmental exhibits at the Newport Bay Conservancy Center. There will be fun for the whole family with scavenger hunts, craft booths, opportunity drawings, and live music. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the event at their environmentally-friendly facility. The free event will be on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

(credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

(credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

April 22

Staples Center Foundation & Kings Care Foundation Beach Cleanup

Dockweiler State Beach at Imperial Highway

L.A. Live is celebrating the earth all month with celebrations every Friday night prior to Lakers and Kings games with interactive games, giveaways, photo ops, an eco-village and giveaways. You can also join the defending Stanley Cup Champions, your LA Kings, AEG, Staples Center and Heal The Bay for an organized clean up at Dockweiler State Beach. If you’ve got gadgets you don’t use anymore, spent batteries lying around or other e-waste, you can also bring it down to Nokia Plaza on Saturday April 27, where Waste Management will collect it free of charge.

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May 19

Celebrate a love for the environment at this fun, and educational Earth Day event. Featured speakers will be talking at the event to help education the community on how to better care for our Earth. There will be children’s activities, music, environmental non-profits, and more! Pre-sale tickets are available for $7, with tickets at the door will be available for $9. The event will take place on May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Woodley Park.

Shelby is a Mother to three young children, and is passionate about conservation. Her family enjoys participating in beach clean-ups on a regular basis along our Southern California beaches. Shelby writes for various publications around Orange County, and writes daily at Glitterful Felt Stories.