The 2016 Earth Day celebration – This fun, free, family event will promote grassroots community action in protecting the environment through cleanup efforts at Garden of the Gods Park. Participants should park at Rock Ledge Ranch and take the free shuttle to the Visitor Center for the day’s festivities. The shuttle will run every fifteen minutes from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Registration for cleanup volunteers begins at 8:30 am at the Visitor Center. All volunteers receive a free lunch.
Some highlights of the event include:
Brand New Interactive Exhibits at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center - Highlighting the Geology, Flora, Fauna, and History of Garden of the Gods Park
Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and their celebration events.
Air Force Academy Falconer’s (Live Falcons)
Chemical Magic Show
American Indian Dancers
Live animals and presentations from Nature’s Educators, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Touch the Earth, and Rocky Mountain Wildlife
Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department Smoke House Education
Front Range Climbing CO educational demonstrations
Adventures Out West Segway demonstrations
Nature walks, wildlife touch tables, arts and crafts and educational exhibits by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreational and Cultural Services, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bestway Recycling, Catamount Institute, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, School in the Woods, National Forest Service, Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance, National Natural Landmarks, Friends of Garden of the Gods, and the Garden of the Gods Foundation.
This fun, free, family event focuses on inspiring and educating youth and the community to take care of our natural treasures, living green and protecting our environment through green thinking and living.