For those who may have missed Earth Day celebrations over the weekend, numerous activities and events are scheduled across Arkansas this week. Tuesday is Earth Day. The Day was first celebrated in 1970 to promote environmental awareness.
“For the State Parks everyday is Earth Day...There are programs going on in all the Parks about it that are about being out and taking care of the earth and all that,” he says.
Events at State Parks, the Little Rock Zoo and the Clinton School of Public Service will fill the day with environmental-minded activities. Joe Jacobs is a spokesman with the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department. He says Arkansas’s State Parks will continue to host regular educational events this week at places like Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
Jacobs says as spring reaches its height, places like Pinnacle Mountain State Park tend to get crowded, but he says park interpreters can usually adjust to accommodate the increased numbers.
“Awareness comes and goes, depending on the year. This year because I think Earth Day is not falling on a weekend it’s not getting quite the prominence it does sometimes. With places like Pinnacle, if the weather’s nice, the place is going to be full of people.”
You can find scheduled events at the State Parks Website.