Earth Day at Home! 

April 22, 2020

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day - and even though we are all socila distancing, at Wye Marsh we believe that is a milestone worth celebrating! Below are some activities you can do to celebrate Earth Day with your family, getting outdoors to learn about our incredible planet!

For more at home nature-based projects and resources, please visit:

  • Wye Marsh Virtual Tour - Earth Day 2020 - Let's Explore the Trails!

Annual Earth Day Celebration

Look forward to Earth Day 2021!

Enjoy a day in support of responsible living on our beautiful Earth!

We have a host of activities designed for families to learn about stewardship in a hands-on way, such as an invasive species pull, BlioBlitz, and live animal demonstrations. There will also be visiting environmental groups, and a surprise giveway for the first 50 families to plant at home!

Entry to our Earth Day Celebration is by donation - there is no admission charge.

Activities


BioBlitz: Plants with Bob Bowles - 10:00am   
Head out in a group lead by an expert in Botany to search for and identify as many plants as you can in an hour!

Paddling Puppeteers - 11:00am
Clap, sing, and groove along with the Paddling Pupeteers Interactive Puppet & Music Show to a nature theme!

  • BioBlitz: Amphibans & Dipnetting for Invertebrates with Jeremy Campbell - 12:00pm
    Head out in a group to the boardwalk lead by an expert in Entomology or Herptiles (weather depenedent) to search for and identify as many species as you can in an hour!

  • Wet n' Scaly Demonstration - 12:00pm
    Meet some of Wye Marsh's Educational Animal Ambassadors like Sonic the Snapping Turtle, or Ginger the Corn Snake, and learn about their habitats and species!
     
  • Paddling Puppeteers - 1:00pm
    Clap, sing, and groove along with the Paddling Pupeteers Interactive Puppet & Music Show to a nature theme!
     
  • BioBlitz: Birds with Makenzie Soden - 1:00pm
     Head out in a group lead by an expert in Ornathology to search for and identify as many birds species as you can in an hour!


Wet n' Scaly Demonstration - 2:00pm
Meet some of Wye Marsh's Educational Animal Ambassadors like Sonic the Snapping Turtle, or Ginger the Corn Snake, and learn about their habitats and species!

 

  • Invasive Species Pull for Glossy Buckthorn - 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Glossy Buckthorn is a non-native species of shrub that was introduced in Ontario for landscaping - however this invasive species shades out and affects the growth of other plant life around it. Join staff and volunteers to help remove Glossy Buckthorn from Wye Marsh and learn about the importance of fighting against invasive species!
     
  • Sunflower Seed Craft - 11:00am - 3:00pm 
    Make a DIY sunflower seed pod to plant in your own garden at home!

Visiting Environmental Groups/ Vendors

Lady D's Honey (formerly Bonnie Bee Honey)
Discover the important world of the honey bee and the people who keep them!

Paddling Puppeteers
The Paddling Puppeteers have been performing their musical puppet shows across Ontario and eastern Canada since 1999. A variety of colourful puppets bring to life many stories having to do with the environment.

Fresh Air Gadgets
Fresh Air Gadgets started with both the environment and our customers in mind. Our mission is to provide a range of eco-friendly products that can provide you with the opportunity to benefit the environment and your day to day life. 

Procyon Wildlife
Learn about wildlife rescue & rehabilitation. Each year, Procyon Wildlife looks after hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals. Animals are cared for by our specially-trained staff of dedicated volunteers. The animals are released into their original natural habitats as soon as they are healthy and able to fend for themselves.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors 2020