New York celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday of April.
The Arbor Day Foundation promotes the planting, nurturing, and the celebrating of trees.
Ways to celebrate and educate your little ones are visiting our local Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, and Nature Preserves. Or doing some fun crafts and educating our kids about the importance of trees.
Take a walk through nature and get some beautiful pictures. Your kids will love looking at the flowers, looking for birds and other animals and of course spending the day outside on beautiful Long Island.
Visit Local Arboretums such as:
Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Great River
Bailey Arboretum – Lattingtown
Visit Local Nature Preserves such as:
Sweetbriar Nature Center – Smithtown
Connetquot River State Park Preserve – Oakdale
David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve – Riverhead
Sands Point Preserve – Port Washington
Visit Local Botanical Gardens such as:
Old Westbury Gardens – Old Westbury
Bridge Gardens – Bridgehampton
Crafts you can do with your little ones that go along with Arbor Day:
Paint a Tree with a Bottle —-> CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
Make binoculars to explore with ——> click here for instructions
Make some Springtime Pom Pom Bugs ——-> click here for instructions
One of my favorite books is the Lorax by Dr. Seuss you can read this book with your kids and throw your own Lorax party. Here are my ideas for a great Lorax Party—–> click here
The Lorax- “I speak for the trees.”
Enjoy your Arbor Day! : )