Omaha Earth Day events

Posted at 4:14 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 05:14:33-04

Omaha is joining in on the enviornmentally friendly action.

Now in its 46th year, Earth day -- celebrated every April 22nd -- is all about challenging and inspiring people to take action. Action -- that benefits our planet.

Here's a few events and drives going on this weekend:

-The Gretna Public Library is having an Earth Day Craft from, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Kids, grades K-5, can join in a special Earth Day craft and celebration.

-Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium hosts its Party for the Planet Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and discover ways you can help save our planet. Visit conservation-themed booths inside the Wild Kingdom Pavilion. Receive gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, while supplies last. Included with regular admission or membership.

-Earth Day at Mulhalls is Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local music group, The Hottman Sisters, will fill the greenhouse with their awesome vocal harmonies. Localmotive food truck will be serving their famous rounders and frites. Learn about raising chickens, backyard gardening, and other aspects of sustainable, nutritious urban farming from City Sprouts. The folks from Gifford Farm and Education Center will be onsite with adorable farms animals. Fun activities going on in the greenhouse at the same time.

-Earth Adventure Scavenger Hunt is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hitchcock Nature Center in  Honey Creek, IA. Visitors can follow clues on an expedition through the Loess Hills. Refreshments included. All ages are welcome to attend. Free will donations will be accepted. Teams, consisting of 2-10 members, will be assigned staggered start times.

-Green Bellevue will host its third Sarpy County Earth Day celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (April 24) at the Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive. The event includes zumba, a 5K, and a trashion show.