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Earth Day Activities in Montgomery County, MarylandEarth Day is this Sunday April 22, 2018 and there are plenty of Earth Day activities in Montgomery County, Maryland. Here are activities you can participate in with family and friends. Enjoy!

Earth Day Festival at Brook Side Gardens, Wheaton Maryland


Sunday, April 22, 2018
Parking available at 1500 Glenallen and 1800 Glenallen

Festival Schedule:

  • 9:00am – 11:30am: Volunteer Planting Project
  • 12:00pm: Earth Day Festival Activities Begin
  • 1:00pm: Interactive Drumming Circle
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Live music
  • 2:00pm: Interactive Drumming Circle
  • 3:00pm: Interactive Drumming Circle
  • 4:00pm: Festival ends

Earth Day Activities 

Plant Sale / Visitors Center South Terrace

  • Purchase locally grown Native plants, annuals, perennials, ferns , trees and shrubs. Not all the plants are native but all will beautify your garden, reduce carbon dioxide and clean the air!

Green Craft and Educational Vendor Fair / Gude Garden

  • Join us for a green craft fair this Earth Day! Browse craft tables featuring local vendors selling items made from reused, recycled, up-cycled, responsibly harvested, organic, plant related or sustainable products.
  • Our green vendors will demonstrate products or services that help the earth.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic 12:00 – 4:00; Gude Garden

Food Trucks – Located in front of Visitors Center

Activities for Children & Families

Location: Gardens behind the Visitors Center and near the Conservatories

  • Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden – Pot up your own lettuce plant to take home and make a delicious salad with. Learn how to start your own vegetable garden and the importance of local produce.
  • Pollinator Seed Ball – Have fun learning about the importance of native plants while you create a seed ball to take home and start your own pollinator garden.
  • Community Sidewalk Art Project – A fun and creative outlet for children to engage in and help create a beautiful mural.
  • Face Painting
  • Drum For Joy!: Enjoy learning basic hand drum techniques and how to make your drum sing!  All ages are welcome to experience the magic of music making and the joy of drumming in a group! Times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm (each session lasts 30 min).

Rockville Science Day


Sunday, April 22, 2018
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland

Come and join us at Montgomery College for the 29th annual Rockville Science Day, featuring a variety of science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos. Activities and exhibits include rocket-building (and launching), telescope viewing, a travelling planetarium, all kinds of robots, backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, oyster farming, botball, stream science, a pigeon release, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action (flames, explosions & other reactions), electric vehicle demos, quadcopters, archeaology mini-digs, 3D printing, and brain games.

Forest Friends Festival at Brookside Nature Center


Sunday, April 22, 2018
1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland

In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating the special habitat that distinguishes Wheaton Regional Park and covers much of Maryland – the forest habitat. Through our celebration of trees and forests, visitors will meet some resident critters, learn about trees and tree products, take guided hikes and more. Join us in acclaiming, appreciating, and admiring the largest plants in the world and the worlds they create! No registration required!

Intended for ages 1&up


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