Earth Day at Howell Wetlands

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

Join the Wesselman Woods team at Howell Wetlands!

Howell Wetlands
1400 South Tekoppel Avenue

Each year, Wesselman Woods celebrates the planet with a community event. In 2022, we are taking the part to Howell Wetlands on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

This free event will include educational activities like macro-invertebrate fishing, guided hikes, animal encounters, and special community guests including:

  • Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) – How to mange invasive plants in the local ecosystem
  • Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (Friday-only) – Library card sign-ups & AirBeam2 air quality sensors
  • Girl Scouts – Importance of Trees: Air pollution and erosion activities & Planting station
  • International Crane Foundation
  • Purdue Extension – Nature of Teaching
  • Seton Harvest – Lifecycle of a Seed: Everyone will plant seeds to take home (while supplies last)
  • Sixth and Zero (Friday-Only)
  • Southwestern Indiana Master Gardner Association (SWIMGA) – Planting/Pollinator Station
  • Urban Seeds
  • A bug hunt with local photographer and arthropod enthusiast Kevin Weiner
  • Storm Water and the Water Cycle with Amber Elkins, University of Evansville Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety (Friday-only)
  • Storytime with Susan Fowler (Friday-only)

Local Food trucks will also be in attendance, including:

  • Chino Taco (Friday-only)
  • Kona Ice (Friday-only)
  • Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee (Friday-only)
  • Twist Truck Ice Cream (Saturday-only)
  • Cinia’s Salvadorian Kitchen (Saturday-only)

Howell Wetlands is the largest urban wetlands in Indiana, one of only five urban wetlands parks in the State. The park features 35 acres of marshlands, bald cypress slough, oxbow lake, lowland hardwood forest, and upland meadow. This wide variety of habitats makes Howell Wetlands and excellent location for a variety of wildlife. You’re invited to explore over 2 miles of hiking trails, wooden walkways, and bridges with us during Earth Day.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact our Director of Environmental Education, Kailene Goldsberry, at 812-479-0771 or via email,