Earth Month takes place during April every year and is a time to raise environmental awareness and create consciousness around the issues that affect mother nature. To celebrate, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta has a host of activities for children to enjoy.

Families can learn tips on how to better reduce, reuse and recycle with a story-time reading of 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World, by environmental author/illustrator Melanie Walsh. The readings take place throughout the month at 10 a.m. and noon.

Each day at the museum’s science bar, children will learn about recycling through a compost, recycle and trash matching game. Sessions are 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. daily.

The innovation station at the museum will let children explore how to make seed paper and learn more about the plant life cycle. These sessions run daily at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. 

In the art studio, children will be encouraged to design their own book highlighting the city and country they are from. Sessions are 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. each day.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what the museum has planned for the month, as it will also celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by highlighting the work of scientists Isabella Aiona Abbott, Jean Shin and Fazlur Rahman Khan; and celebrate Eid al-Fitr which commemorates the end of the fasting of Ramadan on April 22.

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Photo: The Children’s Museum of Atlanta plans events for Earth Month.