Do you celebrate Earth Day March 20 or April 22? Did you even know that Earth Day is actually recognized twice each year?
The April 22 Earth Day first occurred in 1970. It launched a political movement that eventually motivated Congress to pass the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
March 20 is the original (and our favorite) Earth Day because it's a celebration of the vernal equinox which marks our first day of Spring! This Earth Day was first conceived in 1969 to remind us to be stewards of the environment. The United Nations got around to proclaiming the day of the vernal equinox as International Earth Day in 1971.
Broadway at the Beach invites you to celebrate Earth Day on March 20 when it arrives with Spring!
Throughout the winter months, we've been sprucing up in anticipation of more guests arriving at Broadway at the Beach as the weather warms. We've also been thinking about ways to put you in a Springtime mood.
Of course, it's easy to get in touch with the beauty of our environment just by stopping by Broadway. Stroll around our 23-acre Lake Broadway enjoying the gentle breeze off the water. Stop to watch the fish in the lake eagerly await the food you drop. Lunch on a sunny deck overlooking the lake as colorful ducks skim along the surface of the water, enjoying the Spring weather.
Then head over to Ripley's Aquarium where you will discover exotic and beautiful sea creatures that inhabit our earth. Gliding along a 330 foot moving path through a clear tunnel, you'll be just an arm's length from the different kinds of sharks and exotic fish swimming overhead. Be amazed by the display of bright colors sported by the underwater sea life in the Indo-Reef. Marvel at the sight of the Pacific Giant Octopus, living corals and jellies. Reach out and touch the rays in Friendship Flats.
Educational and fun, Broadway and Ripley's are great destinations for getting in touch with the creatures of our coastal area and beyond.
When Spring officially arrives this Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m., we'll be waiting for you!