DCR Earth Day

Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day!

Here at the Department of Conservation & Recreation, we like to say that “Every Day is Earth Day” and we look forward to celebrating Earth Day with you each year on April 22. To support Earth Day 2022, we’ve compiled activities, resources and stories to help kids, families, and teachers learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this Earth Day 2022 and every day.

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Go outside


One simple way to observe Earth Day is to take a walk outside, but remember social distancing best practices no matter where you are. Nature walks are a fun and easy way to connect with nature. A walk in your backyard, down the sidewalk, or at a local park are all great opportunities to look at and listen to the signs of nature. Just remember to stick close to home when going out and avoid crowded areas. When checking out your local state park, consider walking or biking there to avoid crowded parking lots and please respect all parking signs. Just remember that all state park bathrooms are closed as a precaution and please carry out anything you carry in as all trash cans have been removed.

Spring into action for the Earth!

For kids and kids at heart, draw and post your Earth Day message on DCR Instagram (@MassDCR). Tag your post with #MAEarthWeek.

Share your support for Earth Day 2022!

Download, print, color and post DCR Earth Day coloring page. Post it on social media or prominently on your window or front door to show your love of the earth!

DCR Earth Day Coloring Page

Want help making every day Earth Day?

Download DCR’s Earth Day action cards and pledge. Print, color, cut and post these action cards at helpful reminder spots in your home.

DCR Earth Day Action Cards

DCR Earth Day Pledge

What does the Earth’s future hold?

Download the Earth Day “fortune teller” template and discover more about the great outdoors.

DCR Earth Day Fortune Teller Template

Looking for more Earth Day ideas?

park interpreter with kids

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