Every day is Earth Day, a chance to teach our kids to care for the planet and help them see the interconnectedness we share. Even if you’re not headed out to an Earth Day celebration this month, we’ve rounded up some cool places to visit any day of the year. Click through the slideshow to check out our favorite spots to learn the importance of caring for the earth.

Take the Water Conservation Challenge

At the Children's Discovery Museum in Escondido the Discovery Garden is a bright, cheery place for hands-on exploration that teaches kids about gardening, complete with vegetable and pollinator gardens, composting and worms, and a chicken coop. In the Be Water Wise exhibit little ones meander outdoors and check out an aquaponics garden with fish, a watershed landscape made with Legos that they can manipulate to see the effects on the flow of water. With lots of hands-on discovery, kiddos are sure to remember to turn off the tap while brushing teeth.   

The month, the museum is excited to invite families to take its new Be Water Wise Challenge. Families take a water use survey and then receive resources to create their plan to save water. Participants are eligible to win an annual family membership to the museum!

Don't Miss: KPBS will host a water wise workshop and puppet show with the Lorax on April 11 from 10 a.m. - 12p.m.

320 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Online: sdcdm.org

Photo Courtesy of Children's Discovery Museum

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— Cherie Gough