This is now a virtual event!
Welcome to the Springfield Museums’ 30th annual Earth Day Festival. Below you will find many resources and activities that demonstrate ways to enjoy the outdoors, learn about the beautiful natural world that surrounds us, and promote conservation through everyday actions. On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let us all strive to become better environmental stewards!
More: Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper Level 2 (Grades 2-3), Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper Level 3 (Grades 4-5), Wildlife Drawing Sheet, Endangered Species Word Search, Fresh Water Mussel Maze, Fresh Water Mussel Word Search, Wildlife Sightings List
Provided by US Department of Agriculture, National Association of Conservation Districts, Hampden Hampshire Conservation District, MENSA, and Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
Join the Smithsonian online for an Earth Optimism digital event that will showcase stories of both small and large-scale actions that frame the conversation and demonstrate that success is possible. Presentations can be viewed live on the Earth Optimism website, as well as on Facebook Live and Twitter.
Smithsonian affiliation made possible through the generous support of the MassMutual Foundation.
ReGreen Springfield, the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, the Greening the Gateway Cities Program and the US Forest Service have created environmentally based scavenger hunts in the city, for folks of all ages. The idea is to go out, explore the great outdoors, and learn a bit about the natural world at the same time.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of The Essence of Nature: Paintings by Marlene T. Yu, which opened at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in February 2020. Inspired by the natural world, Yu creates monumental canvases using energetic brushstrokes and vibrant colors, synthesizing Eastern and Western traditions to create immersive abstractions that evoke the power and beauty of nature.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has a regional office in Hadley, wants to help you feel more at home in nature. Your backyard or neighborhood green space offers an extension of “homeroom,” a living lab for stay-at-home science. It’s also a free walk-in clinic — or walk-out clinic, as it were — providing an endless supply of proven physical and psychological health benefits that we need now more than ever.
- Concerned Citizens for Springfield
- Connecticut River Conservancy
- ECOS (Environmental Center for Our Schools)
- Gardening the Community
- Greening the Gateway Cities Springfield
- Hampden County Bee Keepers Association
- Hampden Hampshire Conservation District
- Interfaith Council of Greater Springfield
- International Dark Sky Association
- Keep Springfield Beautiful (Great American Cleanup)
- Live Well Springfield Climate Justice Initiative
- Mass Wildlife Angler Education Program
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
- Regreen Springfield
- Springfield Department of Public Works
- Springfield Forestry Division
- Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
- Suez Water
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service
- Western MA Master Gardeners Association
- Western Massachusetts Council Boy Scouts of America