Make every day Earth Day. Take care of the Earth and yourself! Together, both become stronger.
We are socially distancing, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. There are so many activities throughout our city and the surrounding Bay Area. Being physically active is just as important to your health as reducing, reusing and recycling is to the health of planet Earth. The sunshine you get being outside gardening, walking, hiking and learning about our environment firsthand gives you necessary Vitamin D.
We have curated tons of activities meant to get you and the kids off the couch, away from screens, and into the great outdoors. Discover something new here, then take it outside!
Activities for All
Virtual Tours & Visits
Discover the stories behind our national parks with the National Park Foundation blog. From the Denali National Park & Preserve’s iconic mushing dogs and the flight path through aviation history to the revolutionary battle at Moores Creek and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, there are countless stories our parks preserve and share.
Tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience that lets you listen to the sounds of our parks, captured by the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness.
East Bay Regional Parks
Celebrate Earth Day with the East Bay Regional Parks. Visit our 2021 Virtual Earth Day Celebration webpage for planned activities and opportunities. Or sign up for a self-directed clean-up event with our 2021 Volunteer Earth Month Neighborhood Cleanup. And don’t forget about Crab Cove – our Visitor Center will be open with limited capacity on the weekends.
Kids Make the Difference!
Printable Earth Day Activities for Youth
Adults Get Active
Crafts + Garden
- Try Your Hand at Woodcarving
- Wood Carving for Beginners
- BeaverCraft: Wood Carving for Beginners
- Get the Dirt on Gardening
- How to Grow Food at Home from Food Scraps
Or visit our Earth Day Festival Community Garden!
Talking to Kids about COVID-19
Connecting with Others
- Call or FaceTime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
- Write a letter.
- Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and Skype enable you to organize social meet-ups virtually, using video streams or shared screens to connect everyone in the party.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
Working and Teaching your Kids from Home
Exercise your Brain
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic or politics repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Work on Mindfulness
Connect with Nature and Get Good Vibes!
- See What’s Blooming at Filoli Gardens(Bloom Watch)
- See the blooms in the Sunken Garden, Sundial, and Walled Garden
- Gardening Can Help You Battle the Blues of Staying at Home
- What Happens When You Unplug and Connect With Nature
- Perks of Unplugging and Connecting With Nature
- The Life-Affirming Power of Unplugging in Nature