Celebrating Earth Day in Tulsa

When it comes to Earth Day fun, Tulsa does not disappoint! Check out some of the fun events happening throughout the Tulsa metro area.


Discovery Lab Citizen Science Project

  • Six weeks, starting April 18
  • Your backyard!

Discovery Lab is teaming up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a Citizen Science project to track Extreme Precipitation in the Tulsa area.

STEP 1

Build your own backyard rain gauge using the activity sheet or videos below.

STEP 2

Report your weekly rain data for 6 weeks starting April 18th. (Be sure to empty your rain gauge after submitting your weekly total.) Citizen Scientists that report their data all 6 weeks will be put in a drawing for some Discovery Lab swag.

STEP 3

Send questions then watch the virtual forum at 1:30 p.m. on June 23rd to hear meteorologists, engineers, and city planners talk about the results from our Citizen Scientists around the city, compare them to years of intense flooding in our area, and answer your questions about extreme precipitation.

Below you will find the resources that will allow you to participate in this community project.


Little Garden Explorers

  • April 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd. 

Spark wonder at Little Garden Explorers an easygoing play invitation designed for children under 5. Drop in anytime on Wednesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to play–and let us take care of the mess! Advance, timed entry required.


Online Aqua-Tots Story Time: Earth Day

  • April 22, 9:30-9:45 a.m.
  • Oklahoma Aquarium’s Facebook Page, @okaquarium

Tune in to Facebook Live as the Oklahoma Aquarium hosts a special Online Aqua Tots Story Time for Earth Day! Education Specialist Alyssa Rodriguez will be joined by loggerhead sea turtle, Seamore, to read “Little Turtle and the Changing Sea: A Story of Survival in Our Polluted Oceans” by Becky Davies.


Earth Day at Gathering Place

  • April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Celebrate Earth Day at Gathering Place this Thursday, April 22! Come out to The Patio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about sustainability initiatives in the Park and enjoy Earth Day-themed crafts and activities the whole family will love. Don’t forget to bring gently used children’s books to the Guest Services desk in Williams Lodge, every day in April, to be donated and recycle by our friends at Reading Partners!

-The Reading Tree Recycles: Gathering Place is collecting gently used children’s books starting April 19- April 30 to be donated to Reading Partners at Guest Services desk in Williams Lodge. Accepting lightly used PreK-3rd grade books. Please no religious, heavily used, or “baby board” books.


Earth Day Community Clean-Up

  • April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.
Let’s take care of our Park and our Earth!
Trash bags and gloves are available in the Chandler Park Community Center.
Once collected, participants can take a picture of their trash arranged artistically and submit it to our Facebook event page to receive a Chandler Park patch. The Avery Drive Band will also perform at 10 a.m.

Plogging in the Park

  • April 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • LaFortune Park, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.
Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter. This year we are taking Earth Day to the next level. Let’s get active and clean our Park!
Trash bags and gloves will be provided from the LaFortune Community Center.
Participants are welcome to come and go as they wish.

Tulsa Earth Day Virtual Celebration

  • April 22
  • Virtual

From OKEarthCoalition.org: “Oklahoma’s biggest virtual Earth Day Celebration features prominent activists, chefs, Indigenous leaders, poets and musicians. We will be releasing exclusive weekly videos throughout the entire month of April surrounding Earth Day, which takes place globally each year on April 22. With Earth Day Celebration videos by:

MICHAEL FRANTI – stay human music (drops April 15)
ANI DiFRANCO – earth day set (drops on Earth Day, April 22)
SOFIA JANNOK – Indigenous Swedish musician/activist
ORDINARY ELEPHANT – recent International Folk Artist of the Year
BLACK FOX BLUES – revisiting activists & musicians who defeated OK’s Black Fox Nuclear Plant
Earth Day trailer by U.S. Poet Laureate JOY HARJO & friends
Sustainable food chefs CARLA MENESES (Que Gusto) and NICO ALBERT (Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods)

and much more…”


Earth Day Nature Printing

  • April 22-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, 416 E. Main St., Locust Grove
Join ROMP in celebrating Earth Day by making a Nature Print to take home and enjoy or to give as a gift. You will make your print on special paper that you decorate with natural items and then expose to light. Fun for all ages. FREE.
This activity can be done anytime Thur-Sat, 10-5 and Sun, 11-3, from 4/22-4/25.

BANDS & BLOOMS: DAVID HERNANDEZ AND FRIENDS

  • April 22, 6-8 p.m.
  • Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr. 

Unwind with an evening in the Garden! Experience the vibrant colors of spring flowers and the music of David Hernandez and Friends in the Garden. MASA Food Truck will have tasty dinner options. Cash bar with beer and wine will be available at 5:30pm. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. during daylight saving time.  Admission is FREE for Garden members. $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.  Advance tickets wtih timed entry are currently required.

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