8 ways to celebrate Earth Day locally

This year, Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22nd, offering families the perfect opportunity to get outside and celebrate together. Though you probably don't need an official study to tell you this, research shows that spending time in nature is essential for kids (and adults!).

It has been shown to reduce stress, ease anxiety, improve concentration, boost the immune system, increase creativity, and even decrease kids' chances of becoming near-sighted.

And of course, it's just fun!