Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, every day is Earth Day! In honor of international Earth Day, the Park Conservancy will celebrate 50 years of this event with a virtual experience for all to enjoy from the comfort of their homes due to the COVID-19 global health emergency. 

Weren't able to make it to the live events? 

Q&A Session

Stephen Bucklin, Naturalist Educator, Part 1: Click Here

Mike (Carya) Cornell, Naturalist Educator, Part 2: Click Here

Discover Simple Treasures In Your Neighborhood

Follow along on Mike (Carya) Cornell's adventure by clicking here. You can also enjoy this scavenger hunt from the comfort of your neighborhood! 

Virtual Story Time

As we celebrate 50 year of Earth Day remotely, Amber Stacey, Parks Conservancy Naturalist Educator, wanted to share a story time hike from her home! Follow along with Amber and enjoy the activity sheet as we learn more about birds together from afar. 
You can buy this book on or on Lisa’s website at, which has bird pages to color and a bird checklist to print out.

50 Years of Earth Day Challenge 

Who's up to the task? Click here to participate in our 50 Year Challenge! We can't wait to see all that you discover as we celebrate Earth Day together from afar!



Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where fathers can play catch with their sons, couples reconnect, family’s picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.

We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?