What is Earth Day?
There's often much confusion about Earth Day.
From wikipedia: Started nearly 40 years ago in the US, the Earth Day celebrated on 22 Apr is not a UN-sanctioned 'Day' or 'Year'. The 'official' Earth Day site is http://www.earthday.org/. In addition, there is a UN-sanctioned Equinox Earth Day which is celebrated around March at the annual equinox. This is managed by the Earth Society Foundation.
Nevertheless, a wide range of activities are conducted under the banner of 'Earth Day' in many countries on 22 April.
Here's some Earth Day activities to be held in Singapore:
20 Apr (Sat): Free Earth Day Pasir Ris Mangrove boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
There are fascinating mangroves at Pasir Ris Park! Easily explored through the boardwalks and it's open even at night! Celebrate Earth Day with the Naked Hermit Crabs, join this evening stroll through an interesting but often overlooked mangrove.
20 Apr (Sat): Earth Day Celebrations at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Join these exciting events at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to celebrate Earth Day.
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9.30am and 9.45am: Guided Tour of the Mangroves
10-11am - Talk on "Mangroves: Web of Love and Hate Relationships"
Throughout the day - Pebble Painting, Nature Origami
While the activities are free, entry charges to the Reserve apply: $1 per adult, 50cents per child/student/senior citizen.
20 Apr (Sat): Earth Day Special - Sara goes Carbon Footprinting
Join Sara, the Botanicosaurus, and her new friend, Rana the Frog in this tour and learn about carbon footprints and the many little but important things that all of us can do to make a difference for our home, Planet Earth! Young participants will also be introduced to some useful and multi-purpose trees! Suitable for children in P3 – P6 levels. $8.50 per child (includes $2.50 “Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting" workbook) and $6 per accompanying adult
20 Apr (Sat): Earth Day Special: Storytime with Sara - Learning about the 3Rs