Earth Day Celebration

2020 Earth Day Celebration Canceled

Effective March 10, 2020:
Kent State University’s coronavirus (COVID-19) preventative and proactive actions call for the cancellation of all campus events for the remainder of the spring semester. We are following recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing to slow transmission of the virus. We take these steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests and to be proactive in an effort to prevent illness.


Kent State University at Stark welcomes you to campus for our 12th annual Earth Day Celebration.

Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - EVENT CANCELED
1 - 4 p.m.
Kent State University at Stark
Campus Center and Pond & Wetlands Research Area


Enjoy a free, family friendly afternoon filled with environmental educational activities, nature walks, games, crafts, mock fossil digs, entertainment, giveaways and much more!

Reservations are not required.


Coloring Contest

  • 2020 Earth Day Celebration Coloring Contest pdf - available in April

Past Earth Day Celebration Participants

  • AEP Ohio Efficient Products Program (CLEAResult)
  • Akron Canton Regional Foodbank
  • Akron Zoo Chapter of FrogWatch USA
  • Akron ZooMobile
  • Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
  • Brewer-Garrett Company
  • Cain Toyota, Inc.
  • Canal Fulton Canoe Livery & Campground
  • Canton Audubon Society
  • Canton Country Day School
  • Canton Museum of Art
  • Canton Parks and Recreation
  • Canton Quilt Guild
  • Canton Recycle Center
  • Cookery Food Truck
  • Dominion Energy Project Plant It
  • doTERRA 
  • Earth Fair
  • Environmental Education Council of Ohio
  • Ernie's Bike Shop
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
  • GAINS - Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast ohio
  • GlenOak High School 9th Grade Agriculture Community
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio
  • Hal Walker - Children's Folk Musician
  • HelloFresh
  • Jackson Township Fire Department
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kent Fabrics
  • Kent State Stark Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Kent State Stark Student Groups
  • LeafFilter
  • Lees Bees Boutique & Honey
  • Magic Show by Curt Tinlin
  • Marshall's Antique Warehouse
  • Massillon Museum
  • Midwest ComTel
  • Oceans Ohio
  • ODNR Division of Forestry, Canton City Tree Commission, Ohio Chapter ISA
  • Ohio Cavers and Climbers
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ohio Farm Bureau - Stark
  • Ohio Ocean Foundation
  • Ohio Wetlands Association
  • Petitti's Garden Centers
  • Shaklee
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Stark County Beekeepers Association
  • Stark County District Library
  • Stark County Health Department
  • Stark Parks
  • Stark Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District
  • StarkFresh
  • The Ohio State University Extension
  • TomTod Ideas
  • Tree Campus USA
  • Wildlife Habitat Conservancy

Low-Waste Event

From pre-event activities and promotion, to encouraging exhibitors to make changes to post-event clean up and waste removal, we will be mindful and intentional in the amount of waste generated.

Low-waste efforts include:

  • Eliminating the promotional postcard. We have increased social media promotion in place of the postcard.
  • Encouraging exhibitors to print double-sided if they will be utilizing handouts.
  • Encouraging exhibitors to use recyclable materials for their displays and activities.
  • Creating signage on recycled pallets to communicate the event agenda, directional signage and sponsor information.