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Cleveland Metroparks celebrates 50 years of Earth Day

Guests are encouraged to participate from home in multiple virtual and online learning experiences throughout the day today.

CLEVELAND — Wednesday marks 50 years of celebrating Earth Day. The Cleveland Metroparks is inviting guests to celebrate with them by joining in the conversation.

In a press release, the Metroparks announced they will be hosting virtual classrooms on Earth Day topics, tips for a greener planet and dozens of ways to celebrate at home.

The celebration kicked off in the morning with Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman at 10a.m. who hosted a virtual update of the Bonnie Park Restoration Project via the Metroparks' Facebook page. You can watch that video below. 

Celebrate Earth Day with Cleveland Metroparks! We're live at Bonnie Park in Mill Stream Run Reservation! Join Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman for a virtual update of the Bonnie Park Restoration Project.

Posted by Cleveland Metroparks on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

"At 1 p.m., tune in Cleveland Metroparks Facebook Page to join a virtual tree planting. Engage with Cleveland Metroparks experts live as they walk you through the planting process and learn more about caring for a seed and a native tree species," the press release stated. You can watch that video below. 

Today’s Virtual Classroom brought to you by Raising Cane’s will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a tree planting demonstration. Learn what you need to know to plant your own tree in celebration of Earth Day.

Posted by Cleveland Metroparks on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Guests are also encouraged to visit Cleveland Metroparks Virtual Classroom website to access additional Earth Day resources, including 50 ways to celebrate from home, learn about invasive plant species, starting a home compost and more. A link to the website can be found here.

Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosted a Virtual Classroom via their Facebook page showcasing the zoo's seal and sea lion training, which is a crowd favorite from the annual Party for the Planet celebration.

Celebrate Earth Day with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! Join us to watch the Zoo’s seal and sea lion training, a popular program from the annual Party for the Planet celebration.

Posted by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

"Connecting with nature and our planet has proven to be more important now than ever before," Zimmerman said. "We hope families will join us for these virtual experiences and I assure you our team is hard at work preparing more nature and conservation-based programming and events once we are able to gather again as a community."

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