This year, with COVID still at the forefront of our planning, we are shifting from large clean-ups and major projects to encouraging community members to play, relax and explore our parks. We are inviting individuals, families, pods and bubbles to accept a series of challenges to explore different parks or participate in a new activity in an old favorite at their convenience.
Your 2021 Earth Day Committee has compiled so many fun ways to get out and celebrate our green spaces into a Bingo Game!
Complete an Earth Day Bingo, send it in and win prizes like Roger Williams Zoo passes, seeds for your garden and more!
Bingo rules – SO EASY TO PLAY AND WIN!
- Complete 4 Earth Day ‘calls to action’ (Bingo Squares) in a row the week of 4/22 – 4/30.
- Many of the Bingo spaces are hyperlinked for info on how to complete them, click away!
- Send a pic of your completed Bingo to Christy Clausen with your address by May 3rd to receive your prize via mail!
- Free Space – use this space for your own ideas, how do you celebrate Earth Day?
- If you are participating in an organized clean-up/event, make sure to register as crowd size and all recommended safety precautions are being adhered to.
- Click some links listed below! We have included many educational opportunities for you, sign up for an energy audit or learn about storm water filtration works.
Activities that require registration & informational links:
- Sign up for an energy audit
- Join a Park Friend/Member Group
- Providence Libraries
- Attend Fairy Garden Days
- Visit the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park
- Plan a trip to a new Park with the Park Finder
- What reusable bags are acceptable now?
- Take the Pesticide Free Pledge
- Find a wildlife critter along the river! Use this guide
- Visit one of our 13 parks with adult fitness equipment for your next workout!
- Recycle your clothes with Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI
- Storm Water Education and Resources
- Self Guided Tour to see Art in Roger Williams Park
- Walk, bike, or skate instead of driving from place to place in a car
- Participate in Arbor Day Tree Planting
- Compost! Bring Food Scraps to Groundwork RI locations
Thank you to the 2021 Earth Day Committee:
Allie Barry – Partnership for Providence Parks
April Alix – Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership
Ben Smith – City of Providence, Director of Communications
Christy Clausen – Providence Parks, Programming Supervisor
Doug Still – Providence Parks, Director of Forestry
Emily Koo – City of Providence, Office of Sustainability
Helene Miller – Partnership for Providence Parks
Joseph Wojtanowski – Providence Parks, Director of Neighborhood Park Services
Leah Bamberger – City of Providence, Office of Sustainability
Lisa Aurecchia – Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
SJ Chin – Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Wendy Nilsson – Providence Parks, Superintendent of Parks
Special shout out to the Partnership for Providence Parks’ Teen Clean & Green Team for their work on the Bingo Card design!