The Town and community partners have organized a full month of activities to celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary. Below find virtual events and fun ideas that were selected to get you outside, engaged, and safely celebrating our planet. Click here for our Earth Month Flier (PDF).
Rhubarb is up. Make a pie or crumble! Or listen to Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair “The Rhubarb Route”
Spring peepers chorus. Learn and listen with National Geographic
|April 17||Ever heard of SciFri? Find out more about Science Friday and get engaged|
|April 18||Raccoon are nesting with their young. Visit Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to learn more about them|
|April 19||Through Maine Audubon's "connections," stay connected with nature|
|April 20||Patriots Day. Plant peas|
|April 21||Join a nature group or donate to one!|
Earth Day's 50th Anniversary!
Learn about the history of Earth Day and more about The Earth Day Network and tune in for Earth Day Live!
Check out the Earth Day Film Festival!
Interested in electric vehicles? Check out the Greater Portland Council of Government's Clean Communities Coalition and tune into their webinar on electric buses at 11:30am and/or
RSVP for the Drive Electric Earth Day Tribute at 2:00pm
|April 23||Red maple trees flower. Read more about Red Maples with this fact sheet from UMaine|
|April 24||Discover more about solar energy through The Department of Energy|
|April 25||Tree swallows are returning. Find out more through the Audubon's field guide|
|April 26||Kayak Clapboard Island and learn more about The Falmouth Land Trust|
|April 27||Reduce your carbon footprint with Meatlesss Monday. Find recipes here!|
|April 28||Free online art classes with MollysMaps|
|April 29||Learn more and help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Friends of Casco Bay|
|April 30||Trout lilies bloom. Find out more here!|
|May 1||Compost food waste. Read about Falmouth's food waste program or simply drop your food waste off at Community Park|
|May 2||Put up a hummingbird feeder. Hummingbird Feeding FAQs|
|May 3||With the Audubon, go birding on-line|
|May 4||Spring warblers and orioles are now returning. Here are some fun activity sheets!|
|May 5||With tips from UMaine, design your landscape for Maine|
|May 6||What's your carbon footprint? Use EPA's carbon footprint calculator to find out|
|May 7||Full moon. Learn about moon phases with NASA|
See how your trash is processed and how recycling is sorted with ecomaine's virtual tours!
Wondering if something can be recycled? Download ecomaine's RECYCLOPEDIA to know for sure.
|May 9||Learn more and Celebrate Migratory Bird Day|
|May 10||Mother's Day. Plant carrots outside|
|May 11||Ride a bike! Learn more about the Bicycle Coalition of Maine|
|May 12||Black flies wicked. Read Henry D. Thoreau’s "The Maine Woods"|
|May 13||Average last frost. Listen to a poem "April Then May".|
|May 14||Air is cleaner—breathe deep. Read more from: NASA Satellite Data Shows 30 Percent Drop In Air Pollution Over Northeast U.S.|
Learn more about Endangered Species Day
Alewives are running. Watch THE COMEBACK: see how millions of alewives are returning to Maine's rivers .
|May 17||Maine Arbor Week! Be inspired to plant, nurture and celebrate trees with The Arbor Day Foundation|
|May 18||Learn more about Falmouth’s Forestry Operations with Paul Larrivee (details to come)|
|May 19||Mend or fix something. Reduce, reuse, recycle!|
|May 20||Limit or eliminate your use of pesticides and learn more through the Living Lawns Educational Campaign|
Let your lawn grow three inches or higher or, better yet, reduce the size of your lawn.
Learn more with tips from The National Wildlife Federation
|May 22||Discover more and Celebrate World Turtle Day|
|May 23||Lupines bloom. Read this piece from Novelist Richard Grant|
Plant tomatoes outside and learn everything you need to know with The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Additional materials to learn about while celebrating Earth Day! And, music playlists, too!
- Keep American Beautiful has launched DoBeautifulThings a website designed to showcase acts of kindness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- The Natural Resources Council of Maine has Earth Week 2020 Daily Resources as well as 50 Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day
- The Sierra Club’s Earth Day Materials
- The Maine Climate Table provides opportunities for anyone to learn, to participate, and to act locally on climate issues
- Earth Day Playlist on Spotify and Earth Day Playlist on YouTube
Earth Month is presented by
The Earth Day Planning Group is a partnership between the following organizations: