If you want to celebrate the Earth this month—either by spending time outdoors or by taking action to protect the environment—there are plenty of options in North Carolina. Here are just a few of the events happening around the Triangle and beyond.

Around the Triangle

April 15-19: Volunteer to pick up roadside litter with the NC Department of Transportation.

April 21: Enjoy live music, games, and Earth Day activities at Dix Park in Raleigh, 5-10 p.m.

April 21: Volunteer to work in a community garden at 1625 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

April 22: Walk, run, or bike to support William B. Umstead State Park. Gates open at 8 a.m., bike ride starts at 9:30 a.m., walk/run starts at 9:45 a.m. There are also family-friendly activities, a silent auction, and opportunity to see live owls.

April 22: Attend the Triangle SciTech Expo at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Leaders in SciTech fields will showcase innovations and research while engaging visitors in interactive programs that actively spark their interest in STEM fields,” per the news release.

April 22: Attend the NC Indigenous Arts Festival at the Museum of Art in Raleigh, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

April 22: Learn about astronomy, the night sky, and animals at night with an after-dark event at the Three Bears Nature Preserve in Creedmoor, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. There will be educational activities, a night hike, and guided telescope demonstrations.

April 22: Volunteer to help clean up Hanging Rock State Park in Westfield, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

April 22: Walk or run to protect the Haw River at a 5k in Graham, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

April 22: Celebrate Earth Day at Falls Lake with family-friendly activities, guided walks and tours, and tree climbing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 30: Enjoy an Earth Day festival with live music, local artists, and family-friendly activities at Clouds Brewery and Taproom in Raleigh, 2-7 p.m.

Through June 25: Volunteer to pick up litter with the Great American Cleanup.

Across North Carolina

April 15: Learn about the natural resources and wildlife at Bentonville Battlefield through outdoor education presentations and guided trail walks. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, Four Oaks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 15: Take a guided nature walk and do a family-friendly craft at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in Sedalia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

April 15-16: Take a guided hike with a park ranger and learn more about natural history at Lake James State Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 19: Learn about environmental research, air and water quality, and the function of “purple air sensors” at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, 12-1 p.m.

April 22: Help save the Earth’s gorillas by participating in a global recycling project at the NC Zoo in Asheboro. Donate $5 or bring old cell phones, tablets, iPods, or MP3 players to recycle. Kids can also learn about nature at the zoo’s playground (with a bee-focused program), through a “Zoo Trekker” activity book, and through pop-up programs and keeper talks throughout the zoo.

April 22: Participate in Earth Day activities, crafts, and animal-focused programs at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 23: Run in a 5k or 1-mile race through the maritime forest around the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach. The race starts at 8 a.m., with a virtual race from April 24-30 to raise money for the aquarium’s green initiatives.

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