In celebration of Earth Day: redwoods - and reading! (WIN) - 510 Families

In celebration of Earth Day: redwoods — and reading! (WIN)

Big, tall, giant thanks to Save the Redwoods League for sponsoring today’s post and fun contest for grade schoolers.

Sequoia Park & Zoo, Eureka, CA. Photo by Don Leonard

Earth Day is a perfect occasion to plan a field trip out to Redwood Regional Park, Tilden, or up to Muir Woods. If you can’t get to the tall trees each weekend, reading about nature is a way to help kids stay connected to our natural resources so that the generations ahead will continue to protect them. has partnered with Save The Redwoods to promote a really cool contest through which kids can win prizes.

Families need to complete five activities to be entered into the drawings.

  1. Read books about nature
  2. Listen to stories
  3. Create your own photos or artwork
  4. Observe the redwood forest with a live webcam
  5. Explore the redwoods nearest you

This contest is called Reading the Redwoods and some prizes have already been awarded!


Meet Viraaj, the prize winner for Week 3. His mom was proud and said, “Kudos to you and your team for the tremendous work you all are doing to save these silent witnesses of the ancient geographical passage of time. My son is an ardent environmentalist and extremely passionate about planet conservation and everything around it.”

Weekly prize packs provided by REI include backpacks, books, and snacks!


There’s still time to enter, and the big prizes are fantastic:

First Prize is a kids bike from Specialized


Grand Prize is a 3-day, 2-night stay in the redwood country of Northern California!

Click over to Reading the Redwoods and sign your child up.

Thanks again to Save the Redwoods League for sponsoring today’s post and getting our children out into nature for generations to come.

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