The world celebrated Earth Day 2019 through different activities, events, workshops, and more. Earth Day is also a time for outdoor enthusiasts to gather and share their insights about protecting the environment to those interested to also go explore the wildlife. Campers all across the United States were treated to various activities hosted on April 22nd.
National parks offer free entry
A few days ago, the National Parks Service offered free entry to all parks in the U.S. to follow themes that include Earth Day, National Park Week, Military and Veterans Recognition Day, and more, Inhabitat reported.
Acadia, the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, and Yosemite are just among the national parks the opened their gates for free in order to visitors to take pleasure from the surroundings on these special occasions.
In particular, the Yosemite National Park celebrated Earth Day through fun activities for the entire family which include music, games, and interactive booths. Plus, park visitors also met with park rangers who discussed how Yosemite works to protect the natural resources within the vicinity, according to a report on MyMotherLode.com.
Meanwhile, the Air and Navy forces launched a series of events throughout April to also celebrate and support the Earth Month. Partnering with government agencies and local groups in Hawaii, these community events included ancient Hawaiian land preservation, educational learning about native plants and birds, bike path cleanups, camping in the park, reef walking, and more.
Around 50 volunteers took part in the cleanup effort that happened on April 12th. Furthermore, Hickam Harbor also hosted a two-part Earth Day celebration which was participated by more than 500 people, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service added.
Various pop artists also collaborated to produce a blend of a real-life and animated music video to share the importance of protecting the outdoors, the Earth, and the environment, titled “Earth.” Sung by Lil Dicky featuring performances from Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, and Miley Cyrus, among others. The song was launched on April 19th.
There were also different Earth Day activities that kicked off across state parks, particularly in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sharon Bluffs State Park was chosen as the venue for an Earth Day gathering hosted by Appanoose Ecovision that started last Saturday. It involved free camping nights and tents all around the park.
At Lackawanna State Park in Pennsylvania, park visitors were treated to activities that included boating, camping, fishing, and hiking. Earth Day was first celebrated here during the 1970s.