21 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Albuquerque

Published on April 8, 2019 at 11:30am

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, check out our roundup of celebrations in and around Albuquerque all month long.


Saturday, April 13th

NeighborWoods Tree Planting – West Mesa Neighborhood
454 Yucca Dr NW
9:30am – 1:30pm
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Join in the effort to plant 100 trees in the West Mesa neighborhood. This neighborhood has less than the city average tree canopy.


Indian School Trailhead Clean-up
Embudo Trailhead
8:30am – 12:30pm
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There are projects for all ages and abilities including trash pick-up, trail construction and rehabilitation, revegetation, and graffiti removal. Don’t forget about prizes after the clean-up, including for the weirdest trash contest! Arrive early to register and enjoy donated snacks.


Thursday, April 18th

Earth Day Collage Art for Kids
Juan Tabo Library
3:30pm
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Earth Day is almost here and Juan Tabo Library has got the perfect craft to celebrate! Use recycled materials to create a beautiful collage of the earth. For ages 6 and up.


11th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo
UNM Cornell Mall
10:30am – 2:30pm
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Local farmers and food trucks, live music by Santa Fe folk artist, Eryn Bent, plant starts, eco-lifehacks, a clothing swap and clothes recycling and a wide variety of opportunities to learn about sustainable practices, connect with community partners, and take action.


Friday, April 19th

Petroglyph National Monument Guided Hike
Petroglyph National Monument
9 – 11 am

Celebrate National Parks Week with a ranger guided hike into the Piedras Marcadas Canyon. The trail is 1.5 miles round trip and is an easy to moderate hike. This is a free event.


Menaul Picnic Area Clean-up
Menaul Trailhead
8:30am – 12:30pm
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There are projects for all ages and abilities including trash pick-up, trail construction and rehabilitation, revegetation, and graffiti removal. Don’t forget about prizes after the clean-up, including for the weirdest trash contest! Arrive early to register and enjoy donated snacks.


Family Nature Walk
Open Space Visitor Center
10am – noon
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This nature walk is an excellent opportunity for families to connect with nature. Learn how to use binoculars, loupes, and field guides.


National Parks Week
April 19 – 27
New Mexico National Parks and Monuments

Entry fees will be suspended during Earth week to New Mexican National Parks: the El Malpais, Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, and the Petroglyphs National Monument.


Saturday, April 20th

Jemez State Monument Guided Hike
Jemez State Monument
10am

The Jemez State Monument will offer a hike up Oak Canyon (a.k.a. Church Canyon). The strenuous 1.5 mile hike is free for New Mexico residents and led by Jemez Rangers. Bring water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a bagged lunch. For info call (505) 829-3530.


Easy Earth Day Hike
John A. Milne & Gutierrez Canyon Open Space
9am
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Join the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter for a 2 hour, 2.5 mile hike with a 250 foot elevation gain in the canyon near cedar crest. Meet at 9 a.m. at Hobby Lobby on Juan Tabo to carpool. This hike is open to all with children over 12 and a maximum of 2 dogs. A liability waiver is required.


Earth Day Celebration and Childrens Seed Festival
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
10am – 2pm
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Join us for the Children’s Seed Festival to celebrate Earth Day. Activities are: What is a Seed, Roots and Shoots, Flower Power, Seeds on the Go, Mystery Seed, Seed Balls, Seed Trivia and creating Seed Art.


Earth Day Activities at Explora
Explora
noon to 4pm
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Visitors to Explora are invited to join in activities that celebrate Earth Day! More info will be revealed closer to the 20th.


EarthFest
La Montanita Co-op
11am – 5pm
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Every year the co-op brings together local farmers, artists and non-profit organizations to celebrate the Earth, our community, and the interconnectedness between them.


Monday, April 22nd

Earth Day E-Cycling
123 Central NW, in Big Byte parking lot
9am – 2pm

Most tech products gets outdated quickly and goes unused, taking up space. Big Byte will be accepting computer towers, monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, medical equipment, testing equipment, cell phones and pagers, batteries and more to e-cycle.


The Unruly Mystic: John Muir
The Guild Cinema
3:30, 5:45 & 8pm
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An inspirational new documentary that explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. Come see a special Earth Day showing of this documentary by conservationist John Muir.


Saturday, April 27th

Party for the Planet
ABQ BioPark
10am – 2pm
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Many wild animals are endangered by snare traps, which can hurt and kill them. Catching Hope is a non-profit that takes these snares out of the wild and sends them to zoos. At Party for the Planet, we will support this cause by making keychains out of the wire from snares taken out of the wild. There will also be discovery stations around the zoo with animals that may be caught in these snares.


Piedra Lisa Clean-up
Piedra Lisa Trailhead
8:30am – 12:30pm
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There are projects for all ages and abilities including trash pick-up, trail construction and rehabilitation, revegetation, and graffiti removal. Don’t forget about prizes after the clean-up, including for the weirdest trash contest! Arrive early to register and enjoy donated snacks.


Water Planet Day
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
10am – noon
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Celebrate the wet side of Earth Day in the Learning Garden with hands-on demonstrations from water organizations around the state.


Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair
10am – 3pm
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A one-day art fair showcasing the cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley. A portion of proceeds from art sales will benefit the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Hubbell-House Alliance.


Plant Sale & Local Garden Fest
The Desert Oasis Teaching Garden
10am – noon
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Want plants? Have gardening questions? The Desert Oasis Teaching Garden is teaming up with local experts and community programs to offer a one-stop-shop for all your summer prep needs. In addition to hundreds of different potted plants to take home, you’ll find produce, syrups, dry goods, body products, jewelry, art and more from local vendors.


NeighborWoods Tree Planting – South San Pedro Neighborhood
137 Charleston St SE
9:30am – 1:30pm
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Join in the effort to plant 100 trees in the West Mesa neighborhood. This neighborhood has less than the city average tree canopy.


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