Alachua County Earth Day Events 2023

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.” To celebrate Earth Day 2023, Alachua County, The City of Gainesville, UF, Santa Fe College, and other organizations have planned a wide variety of events for citizens to enjoy. Here is a list of some of the activities taking place between April 13 and April 20:

Santa Fe College Event

Party for the Planet – April 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo (3000 N.W. 83 St Building Z, Gainesville). Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children three and under. This family-friendly event will allow participants to explore the zoo and participate in games, crafts, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more. Attendees learn to build like a beach mouse, save a sea turtle, make a backyard habitat, and spring into action to save species. Explore the kids’ sensory play space, join a special presentation, listen to live music, or grab some grub from a food truck. 

Miscellaneous Events

Gardening and Crafts to celebrate our planet – Alachua County Library District, Headquarters Library (401 E. University Ave, Gainesville), April 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants make crafts and plant seeds to celebrate Earth Day and National Gardening Month. They will make Earth keepsakes to celebrate Earth Day on April 20. No registration is required, but supplies are limited. This activity is for kids ages 5 to 11 years old.

The State of Water Juried Art Exhibit – April 13 through April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention (811 S. Main St, Gainesville). Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 17. Admission is free for children four and under. The art show benefits local environmental non-profits and showcases works of art by local artists. This exhibition explores our intrinsic ties to water in its various states. It celebrates the water surrounding us in the Florida landscape, flowing under our feet in the aquifer, as well as the water which nourishes, connects, and inspires us.