The 2016 Earth Day celebration

This fun, free, family event will promote grassroots community action in protecting the environment through cleanup efforts at Garden of the Gods Park.  This event also focuses on inspiring and educating youth and the community to take care of our natural treasures, living green and protecting our environment through green thinking and living.

Participants should park at Rock Ledge Ranch and take the free shuttle to the Visitor Center for the day’s festivities. The shuttle will run every fifteen minutes from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Registration for cleanup volunteers begins at 8:30 am at the Visitor Center. All volunteers receive a free lunch.

Click Here for our 2016 Earth Day schedule.

Some highlights of the event include:

  • Brand New Interactive Exhibits at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center - Highlighting the Geology, Flora, Fauna, and History of Garden of the Gods Park
  • Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and their celebration events
  • Air Force Academy Falconer’s (Live Falcons)
  • Chemical Magic Show
  • American Indian Dancers
  • Live animals and presentations from Nature’s Educators
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Touch the Earth
  • Rocky Mountain Wildlife
  • Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department Smoke House Education
  • Front Range Climbing CO educational demonstrations
  • Adventures Out West Segway      demonstrations
  • Nature walks, wildlife touch tables, arts and crafts and educational exhibits by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreational and Cultural Services, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bestway Recycling, Catamount Institute, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, School in the Woods, National Forest Service, Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance, National Natural Landmarks, Friends of Garden of the Gods, and the Garden of the Gods Foundation.

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