Children and families gathered at Cope Environmental Center for the Family Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Centerville.

Between nature education, displays, exhibits, activities, presentations, tree and shrub giveaways and hikes, there was plenty to keep curious minds busy and learning.

Family Earth Day has been conducted locally for more than 20 years. The first Earth Day was in 1970, held as a nationwide teach-in about environmental issues. It has since evolved into a global campaign encouraging awareness and action around protecting and preserving planetary health.

Joshua Smith captured these photos of the day for the Western Wayne News.

Photos by Joshua Smith

Share this:

A version of this article appeared in the April 24 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.