When: Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Earth Day Network president Kathleen Rogers estimates that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in this day of civic participation focused on protecting the planet. Quechee-area residents join in by attending the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s Earth Day Celebration. In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which protects certain species from being captured, transported and sold without a permit, this two-day fest features a special focus on birds. Folks can explore local animal habitats, meet resident raptors and delve into the diets of songbirds — and learn to care for the planet and its winged wonders. Visit vinsweb.org for the full schedule.
Price: Regular admission, $13.50-15.50; free for members and kids 3 and under.