It’s one of the more popular sayings around Berks Nature: Live every day like it’s Earth Day.
As a conservation non-profit organization, we look forward to the extra excitement and attention around the environment and our natural resources that Earth Day stirs up. But this appreciation for the planet – its beauty, the life-sustaining ecosystems services it provides, and the allyship required from its human residents – is an awareness and responsibility that should live in our hearts every day, 365 days a year.
So this year, we challenge our neighbors in Berks County to live every day like it’s Earth Day by getting outside this spring and exploring the variety of Berks Nature-owned preserves scattered across the county.
Start by picking up a Preserve Passport at The Nature Place in Reading or print your own using THIS LINK!
Travel with your Passport to each nature preserve and find the Earth Day Challenge rubbing post. Take a rubbing in your Passport as proof of your adventure!
While you’re exploring these preserves, breathe deeply of the fresh air, keep an eye out for wildlife, and be sure to leave the land better than when you found it – use this time to reflect and share your gratitude for these incredible natural spaces.
Then, on Earth Day (April 22, 2023), get your Passport validated for prizes! Visit at least three preserves to earn a prize and if you fill your Passport with rubbings from all six preserves, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a gift card!
The Challenge begins on March 1, 2023 and runs through Earth Day, April 22, 2023.
Passport Validation Locations:
Visit either of the below locations on April 22, 2023 to validate your passport and earn prizes!
The Nature Place (575 St. Bernardine Street, Reading): 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The City of Reading’s Earth Day Celebration (City Park, Reading): 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Passport Printing Instructions:
Print your own Preserve Challenge Passport using THIS LINK!
When printing your Passport at home, be sure to print double-sided (print on both sides of the paper), and select “Flip On Short Edge”. You should end up with three, double-sided sheets of paper. Fold each page in half and fit them together (each page is numbered to help you place them in order) to make a 6-page booklet. Staple the booklet together along the fold and you’re ready to hit the trails!