Earth Day Events Around Southeast Texas

I hear a lot of people say that there’s nothing to do here unless you like to do “outdoor things.”  I’m assuming they mean true Southern outdoorsmen staples such as hunting, fishing, and the like, but Southeast Texas truly has so much to offer!  From farm visits and berry picking to boat rides to spending a leisurely afternoon at an outdoor market, some of our best ‘good times’ have been outdoors.  

Whether you’re steeped in conservation, just beginning to dip your toes in, or just merely looking for something to keep the kids busy for a few hours, ask yourself what you can do to make a difference this Earth Day.  Ask your kids and come up with a plan together to reduce your impact, then head out to one of these Earth Day events to celebrate this amazing place we live on this weird, wild, and wonderful planet. 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.


—Margaret Mead

Earth Day Events in Beaumont and Southeast Texas

Thursday, April 21

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Cattail Marsh Van Tours

This FREE 30-45 minute tour is arguably one of the best ways to experience Cattail Marsh in its entirety, especially in the heat of our Southeast Texas summers. You’ll be chauffeured around in an air-conditioned van while knowledgeable tour guides take you throughout the marsh, giving you all the facts and pointing out the abundant wildlife along the way. If you can’t make this one, don’t sweat – free van tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Friday, April 22

Jasper Master Gardeners Earth Day Celebration

9 am – 1 pm
Join the Jasper Master Gardeners for workshops, door prizes, garden tours, and refreshments!
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Earth Day – Planting for Pollinators at Cattail Marsh

2 pm – 5 pm
Head out to Cattail Marsh and help us plant our pollinator garden at the Education Center!
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Saturday, April 23

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Earth Day Mindfulness Walk at Sea Rim State Park

7 am – 8 am
Are you feeling stressed? Want to just get outside for a bit? This Earth Day weekend, take some time to relax and reconnect with nature. Engage all five of your senses with guided meditation and a short meandering walk along the beach led by Ranger Martin. Accessible parking nearby, terrain solid but uneven. Entrance fee $3 per person 13 and older, bring cash or check to utilize self pay as headquarters will not be open by the start of the event.
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City of Port Arthur “Earth Day Every Day” Event

8 am – 12 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Port Arthur and other local organizations by participating in a community-wide clean-up!
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Volunteer & Vinyasa at Mid-County Victory Garden

8 am – 10 am
In celebration of Earth Day, we’ll spend the morning in the garden getting our hands dirty and filling our heart as we work in the community garden. After that, Shaunna Hill of Flow and Grow with Shaunna will lead us in a beginner friendly flow to honor our Mother Earth from 10am-11am. Don’t forget to bring your own mat or towel. This is a donation based class.
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Earth Day Celebration with McFaddin Ward House & the Beaumont Heritage Society

10 am – 2 pm
Join the Beaumont historical mavens in celebrating Earth Day with this FREE family-friendly event! The event, located in the McFaddin-Ward Gardens, will include hands-on activities, take-home kits, a garden scavenger hunt, lawn games, science experiences, light refreshments.
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Earth Day Open House at the Giving Field on Liberty St.

10 am – 2 pm
Come out and enjoy the beauty of nature at The Giving Field’s Open House Earth Day celebration. Admission is free!! Visit with fellow gardeners, plant flower seeds, shop local vendors, and enjoy celebrating the garden and the earth! Local vendors include: The Art Studio, The Avenue Coffee, Donna’s Farm (famous for their fresh cut flowers), The Giving Field (hosting a plant sale), Mango’s Handcrafted Goods, Mid County Farm & Feed, 7 Oaks Event Garden, Recylce Ops, and many more!
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Adult Workshop Series: Let’s Talk Terrariums at Shangri La Botanical Gardens

10 am – 12 pm
Join Shangri-La Botanical Gardens for a hands-on experience to discover all about a famous miniature garden: the terrarium! We will turn back time to explore the history of this popular indoor garden as we investigate how terrariums were invented, as well as how they evolved in to the modern enclosed ecosystem we know and love today. Production Greenhouse Manager, Cheryl Farmer, along with Lead Horticulturist, Deb Wiles, will share their knowledge of terrariums. Then, taking inspiration from the team, participants will have the opportunity to create their own terrariums to take home. Care instructions will be provided to help each new terrarium thrive! Containers, soil, plants, and supplies are all included with the workshop fee.
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2022 Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release at Shangri La Botanical Gardens

10 am – 3:30 pm
Join us to celebrate Earth day with an Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release! Family-friendly activities and games will take place with multiple inspirational Butterfly Releases at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Local and regional organizations and businesses will be on-site hosting booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities. Games, activities, engaging presentations, and live music provide entertainment for the whole family. Join us to revel in the beauty of the garden and celebrate mother earth! Activities and admission are FREE! 
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Junior Ranger Day at Big Thicket National Preserve

10 am – 3 pm
Join us for a fun day of FREE activities for kids and families! Meet firefighters, park rangers, and scientists. Try a scavenger hunt. Take a tour of the new greenhouse. See ranger vehicles up close. And more! All ages and abilities are welcome.
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Save the Monarchs with Beaumont Botanical Gardens

12 pm – 4 pm
Come enjoy the beautiful flowers in bloom and get free milkweed seeds at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens!
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BONUS – Saturday, April 30

Junior Farmer Tour at Chosen Weeds Farm

10 am – 12 pm
The next Junior Farmer classes will begin on Saturday, April 30! The theme this month is learning homesteading and how to milk goats. As always, the kids will be learning about animal care with a full farm tour and doing a farm related craft and scavenger hunt. Don’t worry, you may not be a kid, but there’s something special for you too! Kids will be planting herbs, candling eggs, collecting eggs, learning to milk a goat, and more! The cost is $20/person.  The class is designed for kids 5 and older, younger siblings welcome at no extra cost. Payment is required to reserve your spot.  No refunds. If you have a large family and/or a group of 8 or more, please contact Stephanie at 409-749-0184 for group rates.
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