Earth Day - Kenosha Information

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kenosha Campus - 3520 30th Ave., Kenosha

Celebrate Earth Day on the Kenosha Campus with environmentally focused exhibitor and vendor booths located in the Pike Creek Horticulture Center, the Center for Sustainable Living and HARIBO Hall; hands-on children’s activities (including the popular kids’ tree climb!); electronics recycling; an opportunity to participate in a clean-up of Pike Creek and more! Each family will have an opportunity to enter to win a door prize.

On The Grounds

Pike Creek Restoration - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center before heading to the Pike Creek to plant a variety of natives on the creek bed. This will help promote greater biodiversity in the area and stabilize the bed to help prevent erosion. The restoration will benefit local wildlife and help preserve Pike Creek for years to come. Digging and planting help from volunteers is crucial for success. Some soil augers will also be in use to help expedite the hole digging process. Sign up for this volunteer opportunity here.

Electronics Recycling -- Madrigrano Conference Center Parking Lot (Lot B). Gateway’s IT Project Management class will host electronics recycling as a service learning project. They will have tools available to wipe or destroy computer hard drives upon request. View a list of accepted items here. (TVs and CRT monitors are NOT accepted)

Electric Vehicle Display by the Wisconsin Electric Vehicle Association - Drive Electric Earth Day. Enjoy an electric vehicle car show with displays of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plugin Hybrid (PHEV) Vehicles. Lots of information from actual EV drivers that are showing off the cars of the future.

Pike Creek Horticulture Center

Visit the Pike Creek Horticulture Center to purchase house plants and early season flowers, explore booths from local environmental experts, enjoy hands-on activities for kids and more! 

Explore booths from exhibitors, including:

Children’s Activities

  • Hands-on projects in the Pike Creek Horticulture Center 
  • Kids’ tree climb with Gateway’s Arboriculture and Urban Forestry program, located up the hill towards the Center for Sustainable Living.
  • Fun, educational activities in the Center for Sustainable Living’s Bee Barn.
  • Games, crafts and more with the Mahone Middle School Eco Club.

Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Activities

Located up the hill toward the Center for Sustainable Living.

A Children's Tree Climb (weather permitting) - Guided by Gateway’s Arboriculture and Urban Forestry experts and hosted by the Wisconsin Arborist Association, children will be harnessed into professional tree climbing safety gear and hoisted into the more than 200 year old oak tree on the west side of campus, up the hill towards the Center for Sustainable Living.

Center For Sustainable Living

Visit the eco-friendly Center for Sustainable Living house, environmental Nature Discovery trail and fabulous kids' activities in the Bee Barn. Come see the center’s sustainable energy systems, enjoy bird walks throughout the day, and learn about the importance of bats and butterflies by viewing the Bat House and Butterfly Gazebo!

Special Thanks!

Special thanks to Snap-on Incorporated for their continued support of Celebrate Earth Day. Snap-on is a founding sponsor of Celebrate Earth Day and has supported the event since its creation.

Thank you to the Whyte family and Mahone Middle School for providing crafts and volunteers for the children’s activities.

Thank you to the Wisconsin Arborist Association for sponsoring the kid’s tree climb activity.