Park Authority

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Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Make Earth Day a Fun, Hands-on Family Learning Experience

People attending festWe’ve got the experts and the experiences to make your Earth Day celebration so much fun that it will be hard to believe you’ll be learning something new! Join us at Sully Historic Site on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the county’s largest Earth Day celebration.

Since 1970, Earth Day has been worldwide tradition to celebrate the wonderful natural beauty of the world we inhabit and gain a greater understanding of how we can all take greater care of it as environmental stewards. Fairfax County’s Earth Day Festival creates the perfect environment for children and adults of all ages to deepen their awareness about the world around us through games, activities and hands-on exploration. Here’s just a few topics you can expect at this year’s Earth Day Festival:

  • Live farm animals, reptiles and insects
  • Nature exploration
  • Meteorology
  • Gardening and tree care
  • Plant identification – Invasives vs. Native Species
  • Water cycle laboratory
  • Soils and composting
  • Recycling
  • Local natural history and archaeology

With live music, outdoor ice skating, the popular touch-a-truck exhibit and more, this is a learning experience you don’t want to miss. Admission to the event is free, but there is a parking fee of $10 per vehicle.

Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly. For more information about the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Earth Day Festival, visit the Earth Day website.

The 2024 Earth Day Festival is made possible in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3), supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships. Visit the Park Foundation website for more information or call 703-324-8582.

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