Teaching kids about how to save the Earth is even more important now than ever. Especially with the eminent closing of Murfreesboro's landfill. Celebrate Earth Day with your family during Murfreesboro’s 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families are invited out to this free event held on the historic public square in downtown Murfreesboro. This year’s theme is “S.O.S. SAVE OUR SPECIES: PROTECT, DON’T NEGLECT TN WILDLIFE.” The idea behind this theme is to help families understand the local animals on the endangered species list: the Nashville Crayfish, the Leafy Prairie-Clover and the Gray Bat.

Earth Day Fun

Along with learning about Earth Day, recycling and endangered species, families can mingling with environmental and educational booths. You'll also find kid-centric booths and activities like inflatables, a local Fire Engine, a spin the wheel game for prizes and more. Booths include Discovery Center at Murfree Spring with a variety of hands-on Earth science experiments; Dogwood Farms will educate the public about rock formations, geology and geodes; Juice Plus Tower Garden will be showing one of their tower garden displays and how hydroponic and aeroponic gardens use much less water than typical gardening; and more!

Learn more at facebook.com/MurfreesboroEarthDay.