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Come out and Play at Earth Day – Sunday, April 26 from 10 am to 6 pm at Idlewild Park

Come outside and play at Reno's Annual Earth Day Celebration, Sunday, April 26  from 10 am to 6 pm. Image Courtesy of Reno Earth Day.
Come outside and play at Reno’s Annual Earth Day Celebration, Sunday, April 26 from 10 am to 6 pm. Image Courtesy of Reno Earth Day.

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

This week we observed Earth Day and the celebrations continue with several recycling and conservation events around town, but one of the largest is the annual Reno Earth Day party at Idlewild Park. Come outside and join the fun from 10 to 6 pm on Sunday, April 26.

This family-friendly event is a great way to teach kids, and adults, about all the different ways we can take care of the Earth and specifically our community here in Washoe Valley.

Have you checked out the event schedule for the day? There is a ton of stuff to do! You can learn about gardening, explore ways to be water wise, take a guided nature walk, do some yoga, check out solar options for house, listen to one of the bands and maybe even adopt a tortoise.

This year there are three stages , so bring a blanket, a hat, some sunscreen and get ready to dance. Plus there are several theme areas.

Come check out the Animals and more, with seven different themed areas, there is something for everyone. Image courtesy of Reno Earth Day.
Come check out the Animals and more, with seven different themed areas, there is something for everyone. Image courtesy of Reno Earth Day.

Animalia Kingdom – Besides the Adoption Showcase, check out the reptile Show and Pet Fashion Show

The Artists’ Grove – Exhibits by local artists, art activities, roaming art galleries throughout the park, new art installations and art contests.

Earth Innovations – Check out the K-12 Student Science Fair and then vote for your favorite project!

The Garden – A local Farmer’s Market highlights the spring harvest, local chefs and food trucks are there to tempt you with a bite and the Culinary Competition is sure to be delicious!

The Great Outdoors – Get the family moving with a number of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Or work out on the Rock Climbing Wall

Future of Transportation – Want to know what we will be driving or pedaling in the future? You can get a glimpse at the Clean/Green Vehicle Show with alternative vehicles that just might make your commute a little cleaner!

Many Spokes for Many Folks – Bicycle Clinics will help you get tuned up for a Summer of pedaling.

Now, go outside and play!

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About Shelle Murach

Shelle Murach
Shelle Murach has been an Aunt since 1985. She specializes in saying things like, “Should that child be doing that to her brother?” “Where did that juice box go?” "Can Aunt Shelle have some of your Cheez-its?” She is an expert at attending dance recitals, soccer games and ice skating competitions all while clapping or cheering at the appropriate moments.While she is very good at passing out cake at birthday parties, due to an unfortunate incident with a stick, her husband has made her promise to never again help with piñatas. Something about lawsuits and personal injury nonsense. She precariously balances being a full-time Aunt with a career in PR and has found that many of her client management skills can also be used on her various nieces and nephews. She is very excited to be part of Reno Mom’s Blog where she will focus on the Reno food and events scene, booster seats and face paint are optional. You can check out her blog at Care & Feeding in Reno, where she desperately needs to post some new stories and recipes. Trust me, she knows, it is on the list.

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