Celebrate Earth Day in Prospect Park
April 13, 2022
Join the celebration! This Earth Day season, join Prospect Park Alliance for nature exploration activities, open-air learning, volunteer activities, virtual learning resources, and stewardship to give back to our park and our planet.
- Prospect Park Alliance’s spring volunteer season is underway and there are many opportunities to lend a hand in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Work on essential park projects with Re:New Volunteer Corps on Tuesdays, help pick up litter with Green + Go Kits, and more! Register to be a Prospect Park Volunteer and see all of our upcoming opportunities at prospectpark.org/volunteer.
- Nature Activities + In-Park Events
- Join Prospect Park Alliance on Saturday April 23 for nature activities, education opportunities and more! Head to B’Earthday Bash to celebrate Earth Day, the Prospect Park Audubon Center’s 20th Anniversary, and the birthday of two legends: naturalist John James Audubon, and landscape architect and Prospect Park’s creator, Frederick Law Olmsted. Participate in interactive activities for all ages, nature walks and a special exhibit on the 200th Anniversary of Olmsted’s birth. Learn about the environment in a special one-day session of University Open Air, with sustainability-focused free courses and workshops under the trees in Prospect Park.
- Park Stewardship
- Prospect Park is 585 acres of rolling meadows, waterways and woodlands in the heart of New York’s most populous borough. It is home to Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest, and is an important wildlife habitat that supports more than 250 species of birds and other fauna. Help protect Brooklyn’s natural areas by disposing of litter in designated receptacles, staying on paths in our woodland areas to protect nesting areas for wildlife, keep dogs leashed at all times in the woodlands, and remember not to pick flowers or climb trees.
- Virtual Learning
- Want to celebrate our Earth from home? Check out Prospect Park Alliance’s collection of virtual and at-home activities to learn about our planet and the importance of protecting it. Try your hand at making native seed balls to help sustain natural areas, play backyard bird bingo to identify feathered friends, learn to make your own paper for some eco-friendly crafting, learn how a window decal can help save a bird, and much more.