April 22 is Earth Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the planet and all it has to offer. Spend the day with family learning about how to help at an Earth Day fair, or by being green and joining others in actual works to improve our lives and that of the planet around us. No one is too young or too old to make a difference. Celebrate Earth Day this year by getting outdoors and appreciating your surroundings.Related: America’s Best Gardens And Parks

Marando Farms

1401 S.W. 1st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 294-2331

Date: April 21, 2013

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than at a farmers’ market that promotes not using chemicals and pesticides. There will be special Earth Day activities at the farm for both kids and adults, like face painting, a bounce house, educational workshops and tours of the farm. Don’t miss speaker Trish Sheldon from Millions Against Monsanto, and enjoy a day filled with music and food while the proceeds go to building more parks.

The Barnacle Historic State Park

3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 442-6866

Date: April 21, 2013

Bring a picnic, or you can buy a lunch there, and enjoy a day filled with environmental activities for the kids, games and fun for the whole family. The Earth Day celebration includes environmental displays by local and government environmental groups and green businesses. Enjoy the Florida sunshine on Earth Day 2013. Music will be provided by Grant Livingston.

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Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)

401 S.W. 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 467-6637

Date: April 20-21, 2013

Join the folks at MODS to learn how to make our world better by becoming eco-friendly. Learn what’s new in environmental developments, like bio-foam peanuts and how they can change our future waste, see how pollution can affect the foods we eat and find out about grouping animals based on our ecosystem. While you’re there, see an IMAX movie and check out nature on the big screen.

Everglades National Park

40001 State Highway 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
(305) 242-7700

Everglades National Park offers a variety of activities perfect for celebrating Earth Day. Start your adventure with an airboat ride or a boating tour, go biking or bird watching, hike around the park on one of the many trails (brochures available at the main entrance or downloadable), canoe or kayak through the natural beauty of the marshes, take a tram tour of the park with a naturalist guide that will take you through the Shark River Slough or camp out at one of the two drive-in campgrounds.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

1200 S. Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5811

Head to the Keys for a day at the historic Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, with a lighthouse built in 1825 (reconstructed in 1846) that is the oldest standing building in Miami-Dade County. Spend Earth Day swimming and picnicking on more than a mile of sandy white beaches. You can bike, kayak, fish, take a guided tour of the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s cottage or enjoy a meal at one of the two restaurants, Lighthouse Café and Boater’s Grill.

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Transplanted from Denver, Colorado to Orlando, Florida, Larraine Stacey spends much of her time traveling all over Florida and cruising the East Coast. A certified International tour guide and former travel agent, Larraine loves researching travel destinations and sharing travel tips with others. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.