Join Prospect Park Alliance for a fun and festive day in the park—we’ve got a lot to celebrate! It’s Earth Day, the Prospect Park Audubon Center’s 20th Anniversary, and the birthday of two legends: naturalist John James Audubon, and… the 200th anniversary of the birth of landscape architect and Prospect Park’s creator, Frederick Law Olmsted!
Learn more about Olmsted’s important work by viewing select panels from Frederick Law Olmsted: Landscapes for the Public Good, an exhibit that focuses on his life story, major landscape commissions and their relevance to contemporary society. This exhibit, which will be up through Labor Day, was created as part of a partnership with the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Olmsted 200 campaign, and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Take a virtual tour of the entire exhibit.
Celebrate with activities for all ages that celebrate the historic and environmental importance of Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s slice of nature and home to a thriving ecosystem of hundreds of species of plants and animals, 30,000 trees, Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest.
1 – 4 pm
– Make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant a native plant seed to take home!
– Earth day pledge button
– Learn how to use binoculars
– Visit Prospect Park Audubon Center’s animal collection
– Engage with fun interactive exhibits and and nature activities
1 – 2 pm
– Owl pellet dissection
– Lakeshore clean-up
2 – 3pm
– Make your own nature puzzle
– Family friendly nature walk
3 – 4 pm
– Remarks, discussion of a historical connection to Frederick Law Olmsted, and more fun!