Asbury Woods Celebrates Earth Day with Month-Long Programming to Inspire Action
Asbury Woods dedicates the month of April to celebrate Earth Day. Public programs include lectures, family-friendly activities and volunteer opportunities scheduled throughout the month of April.
On April 22, people across the globe will celebrate the 49th annual Earth Day. Recognized as the start of the modern environmental movement, the first Earth Day was organized in 1970 by then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He was spurred to action in creating a national day to focus on the environment after witnessing the damage caused by an oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA in 1969. An estimated 20 million Americans took part in Earth Day rallies across the nation on April 22, 1970, bringing together various groups who shared
Today Earth Day is a global day of celebration and action observed by more than a billion people around the world. It’s a day of action that changes human behavior to positively benefit the environment.
“At Asbury Woods, environmental education, awareness
To learn more about the programs offered during the month of April visit: http://www.asburywoods.org/news/earthday
ABOUT ASBURY WOODS
The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability
Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages. In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails
The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom
Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 71,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate in education and community outreach programs.