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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:20 pm

Earth Day Tour at Superstition Farm

Learn in the classroom, take a guided hay-ride to see over 1,000 cows, hand feed animals including a horse, donkey, goats, sheep, and calves, pet a bunny, and hold a chicken. Reservations strongly suggested, tour expected to sell out. $7.50 per adults, $5.50 per child age 1 and over. 11 a.m. April 22. Superstition Farm, 3440 South Hawes Road, Mesa.

Earth Day celebration at the Environmental Education Center in Chandler

The event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.  Fun and activities for all ages including: arts and crafts for kids, photos with Smokey the Bear, live animal presentation, and make-your-own green cleaning products to take home. 3 to 7 p.m. April 22 at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, just east of Lindsay Road.

Earth Day party at Phoenix Zoo

Head to the zoo for special Earth Day events like sustainable living info at Harmony Farm and more around the zoo. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway.

Easter egg hunt

Check out the Audubon Center's Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. April 23. Explore the habitat as you scout out prize-filled eggs, learn all about nests and eggs, and make your own "nest helper" to help birds create nests for their chicks. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. with activities taking place until 11 a.m. 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Picnic for the Planet

Promoted by The Nature Conservancy, organized by your community, celebrating great people and great food. Meet at the McClung Home, 1605 W. Seventh Place in Mesa and get a tour of their Garden Pool. 11 a.m. April 23.

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