You don’t have to go anywhere to "Go Green" this year.
Published: April 20, 2020
By: Shannon Pease-Severance
Here are local efforts you can join remotely to benefit our local community and our world.
Acts of Green from your Screen
Miami-Dade County suggests filling your screen with green by posting photos or videos of your daily activities connecting with nature. Join the community by posting images on #ActsOfGreen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Virtual Earth Day
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with virtual experiences and animal ambassadors hosted by the Museum of Discovery and Science. Free activities begin on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, live on Zoom. Topics include gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, sea turtles, river otters, coral reefs and more. To register, visit mods.org/earthday2020.
Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: Little Steps to Make Big Changes
In honor of Earth Day, the LIVE@Frost Science speaker series, every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at facebook.com/FrostScience, addresses three of the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet, and what you can do from home to make a positive change. Learn more about citizen science projects that are making local and global changes. You can enjoy a full schedule of Earth Day events with Frost Science at https://bit.ly/2XNACTL.
Dive into the deep blue sea with manatees and other marine mammals as South Florida PBS presents a screening of Changing Seas on OVEE beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a live chat discussion. RSVP at ovee.itvs.org/screenings/8w5l7.
Participate in a Trash to Treasure arts and crafts project and other hands-on lessons through Zoo Miami’s online Zoocademy. The zoo will also be posting a special 50 Years of Earth Day video. Visit zoomiami.org/zoocademy.
Plant a Seed, Bird Watching and more
Palmetto Bay celebrates Earth Week with a lineup of at-home activities for all, including Family Movie Night, Plant a Seed, Bird Watching, Litter Cleanup and more. Palmetto Bay residents, with identification, can receive a free tree at a drive-thru giveaway Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. at Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay. Visit palmettobay-fl.gov.