River Bend Nature Center Earth Day Events
All happening Friday
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Storytime and Nature Hike (pre-k)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Guided Nature Trail Tour with a Master Naturalist (all ages)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – River Bend Animal Show (all ages)
All-day – Activity stations in Conservatory (This program is included with general admission)
General admission: $6, Children/Seniors/Military/Students: $5, and Children 1 and Under and RBNC members are free. Do you want free admission for all of River Bend’s weekly programs, discounts on birthdays, camps, special events, and in our Nature Gift Shop? You get these perks and more by being a member of River Bend! Click here to become a member today.
Earth Day Trail Clean up Event
Hosted by Trista Eason, Kevin Eason, and organizers with Wee-Chi-Tah Trail, join a clean-up event at the city trail on Saturday from 10-noon. Details here.
A+ Lessons for Earth Day
The Alliance is here to provide some at-home learning for Earth Day. Check out the A+ Lessons linked below. Each of these lessons celebrates nature by either reusing and recycling materials, or utilizing environmentally friendly, biodegradable materials:
- Metamorphosis (reusing aluminum pie pans/catering pans)
- Plastic Bottle Flowers (repurposing plastic bottles and learning about the plastic problem)
- Mobile Sculpture (creating art from natural materials)
- Paper Filigree/Quilling (using scraps/recycled paper to create elegant projects)
- Strength and Structure (reusing scrap cardboard to create relief sculptures)
- Water is Life (natural dye lesson about water pollution and water protectors)
Earth Day at Frank & Joe’s with Free Flowers from Lowe’s!
This Earth Day, stop by and grab a drink or snack and get a package of flower seeds compliments of Lowe’s Wichita Falls while supplies last! Do a craft with the kids, plant them in your yard, or spread them over an area that could use some beautification. ** 1 package of seeds per person. Purchase is necessary. While supplies last.
Earth Day @ The Market
SATURDAY AT 9 AM – 1 PM
Tree huggers unite for our Earth Day Birthday celebration! Featuring local growers, producers, and our businesses who embrace an earth-conscious operation.
- Live Music- Bryson Lawrence- 9-11A
- Face Painting by Katiedid Designz
- Riverbend Nature Center
- Bike WF Seed Bombing Bike Ride
They’ve planned a super fun seed-bombing bike ride to start at 10 am at the Market. Bring your bike, they’ll supply the (seed) bombs. Riders will head to the WeeChiTah Trail Clean up, where they will help beautify the area for approx 30 minutes, and then coast back to the market. All participants are encouraged to bring a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and full leg coverage for the trail clean-up. Market-goers can stop by their booth for a recycle/repurpose DIY t-shirt shopping bag activity!
•Tacos y Tortas el Pelon
•Rodriguez Tortilla Factory
2022 Spring Plant Swap – Park Place Christian Church Parking Lot
Saturday, April 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm
This event is FREE and open to all that are interested in gardening, from total newbies to experienced gardeners! Join us for our Spring “clear out space in our gardens” plant swap! Bring your extra vegetable plants, flowering plants, bulbs, corms, houseplants, cuttings, rooted starts, seedlings, etc to trade. How it works:
Post a list of items you have available as well as items you are looking for here on the Event page. Work out early trades with fellow participants. Bring the pre-swapped items to the swap. Tables will be provided to set your available trades on.
Please label your plants with the plant name and growing habits. Place pre-trades under your table. Plants that are sitting under tables are already claimed and are off-limits. Place unclaimed and available for trade plants on top of the table. Bring boxes to place your newly acquired plants in. Pre-swaps on this event page are encouraged!!
If you are new to gardening and don’t yet have extra plants to trade, you can bring anything related to gardening (gloves, garden tools, garden art, potting soil, pretty pots, etc.) This is a great opportunity to add advice on all things gardening. They always have extra plants to share so please join us; even if you don’t have anything to trade! No selling of plants is allowed.