Celebrate Earth Month this April!
Follow along throughout April as we explore the magic of our planet.
Check back each week for a roundup of activities, tips, and events to help you celebrate Earth Month at home. Each week in April, there will be ways for you to explore a different theme with the whole family. Catch a sneak peek below at what’s ahead.
The Earth Month festivities will culminate on Earth Day with a special screening of There Is No Planet B!
Thursday, April 22
12:00 – 1:30pm Pacific Time
Join us for a virtual screening of this powerful short film that highlights how young people in Seattle have taken action against the threat of climate change and have implemented practical solutions to this crisis. (Spoiler alert- EarthCorps is featured in the film!). Following the film, guests will have an intimate conversation with filmmaker Stephen Stanley and Lylianna Allala, Climate Justice Director for the City of Seattle. The panel will be moderated by EarthCorps alum Michael Rockwell.
Week 1: Exploring Trails
This week is all about exploring our favorite trails. Read on for inspiration for your next outdoor adventure!
Did you know that EarthCorps has worked on over 110 trails since 1993?! See the full list of trails here.
Check out our latest blog post for the full list of trails. Then, lace up your boots and explore them all!
Looking for local trail recommendations? The EarthCorps experts share their favorites!
EarthCorps’ resident trail experts are here to share some of their favorite hikes around Western Washington!
Wellness Tips for Outdoor Adventures from Experience Momentum
It’s been a long winter (more like year?!) for many of us. Our friends at Experience Momentum have tips to help you prepare your body for adventures and stay healthy while on the trails!
In this comprehensive video Experience Momentum’s founder and Doctor of Physical Therapy (and EarthCorps board member), Shanon Tysland, walks us through pre and post hike exercises, followed by tips from Registered Dietitian Nicole Thelan on fueling, hydrating and reducing waste on the trail.
Gear up with advice from the REI Co-op Journal
Our friends at REI are our go-to source for outdoor gear and advice. Here’s some of our favorite articles from their REI Co-op Journal. Enjoy!
- Recreate Responsibly: An Activity-Specific Guide
- 50 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Gear in Shape
- How to Find Less Crowded Trails
- DIY: How to Make an Adventure Notebook
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Week 2: Trees, Plants, and Restoration Oh My!
This week is all about healthy habitats and the benefits of trees.
Ever Wonder What "Restoration" Actually Is?
Ecological restoration helps to heal the land and our relationship with it. Check out our new website as we break down restoration!
Learn How To Plant a Tree!
Follow along as EarthCorps Crew Member, Megan, takes you through a short step by step tutorial on how to plant a tree!
Want to learn more about trees?
Trees have so many benefits! We’ve created an infographic to show just how important trees really are!
Restoration Activity Book for Kids
Learning about the environment should be fun for the whole family! Download our activity book and share the magic of trees, plants, and the outdoors with your kiddos.
Week 3: Youth Voices and Climate Action
Stop by on Monday, April 19 for all things climate action!
Earth Day Children's Book Reading
In this video, EarthCorps staff member Jaidacyn is reading her new children’s book Why Is Earth Sick?, for kids to watch and learn about how to help protect our earth this Earth Day!
We Can't All Be Corps Members, So Here Are Some Tips Go Green!
Check out our latest blog about ways to be more sustainable in your daily life! This blog is filled with interesting facts, helpful suggestions, and resources!
Meet this years Shero, Mariah Thomson!
The EarthCorps/HerRay! Foundation Shero Ambassador Program uplifts and supports the leadership of young women. As a Shero, Mariah serves as an ambassador to other young women in the environmental field. Through this program, Mariah wants to push herself to bring an anti-racist lens to all aspects of her work and help the ecological restoration field be more equitable. Learn more about Mariah and the Sheroes program here
Week 4: The Wonders of Water!
Stop by on Monday, April 26 for all things related to healthy waterways!