Postponed: Earth Day 50

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:00am Save to Calendar

Join us on the 50th celebration of planet Earth. Presented day and night by the Wells Reserve and the Planeteers of Southern Maine.


Not Required


  • General Admission: Free


Laudholm Campus

This event is handicap accessible

Will the Earth Day celebration still happen?

March 13, 2020: We are monitoring federal, state, and local guidance regarding responses to COVID-19. No decision has yet been made about our Earth Day event. We will update this entry, and use email and social media outlets, to share further information as it becomes available.

March 17, 2020: We note that the Earth Day Network is postponing its live 50th anniversary Earth Day event and moving toward a global digital mobilization.

March 23, 2020: This event is postponed indefinitely.

For the Future

The Wells Reserve and the Planeteers of Southern Maine had these activities planned for Earth Day 50. That celebration had to be postponed. We hold hope that we can mark the occasion later in the year. We'll let you know.

Daytime Activities

8am: Bird walk with York County Audubon

9am: Cleanup on Laudholm Beach

10am: Earth Jams concert with Matt Loosigian

11:30am: Guided nature walk with the Maine Entomological Society

10am-1pm: More than 20 organizations, naturalists, scientists, and students join us for a celebration emphasizing kids and family. Build a bird house or a mason bee motel to take home, dance to some good music, sing to trees, discover tidepool creatures, learn about bats and bugs, do some mad science, take some rad walks! Plan to meet some teens who are working to turn the tide on ocean pollution, discourage invasive species, and keep drinking water safe. Make your mark by pledging to do your part to bring about a healthier Earth.

An Earth Day's Night — 6 to 9 pm

Listen to extraordinary lightning talks by area eco-agents and green-collar workers, some profoundly beautiful poetry by Jacqueline Moore, and whale songs and bat calls recorded by local area scientists. Mingle with your community and query the dozen exhibitors who will present interactive displays and demonstrations.

Food Vendors

The daytime event features an assortment of excellent food served by Farm To Coast Mobile Kitchen, Karimah's Kitchen, and Talula's Bake Shop. They will be joined in the evening by The Cheesy Baguette and Hidden Cove Brewing Company.

Know Before You Go

  • All activities are free. Food vendors will set their own prices.
  • We promote zero waste.
  • The Wells Reserve is a smoke-free facility.
  • No pets are allowed.

Invite Your Friends

Click image to download a PDF of our Earth Day flyer.

Who to Expect

Biobased Maine

Biodiversity Research Institute 

Brick Store Museum

By-Catch Project

Center for Wildlife

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Coast Encounters

Earth Walkers

Ecology School 

Environmental Health Strategy Center/Prevent Harm 

Frinklepod Farm

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Green Thinking

Kennebunk Land Trust

Kennebunk Free Library — Mad Science

Kennebunk Kennebunkport Wells Water District

Maine Entomological Society

Maine Green Power

Maine Sea Grant: Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

NOAA Marine Debris

Planeteers of Southern Maine

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge & Friends of Rachel Carson NWR

ReVision Energy

Saco Middle School 

The School Around Us

Sidewalk Buttlers

UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of York County

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Wild Seed Project


York County Beekeepers

York County Audubon

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