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Here’s a roundup of five family-friendly activities this week!

Monday: Fun LEGO Game Challenge

From designing your own board game to seeing how you can build the tallest tower, here are 10 fun challenges to take on with your family.

Tuesday: Celebrate National Parks Week

Connect digitally with the beauty and wonder of our national parks. Check out these virtual park adventures!

Wednesday: Celebrate Earth Day –  Live Online Festival

Join us our Santa Barbara community for a day of inspiration, community building, and climate action in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Click here for a schedule of performer and speaker events.  

Thursday: LA Arboretum At-Home Nature Adventures

The Arboretum will be sharing two new programs a week that your family can do to stay connected to nature. New programs will be posted on Monday and Thursday.  Learn more here.

Friday: Participate in the City Nature Challenge

The fifth annual City Nature Challenge is set to take place in cities throughout the world from Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27. The global event, co-organized by the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences, calls on people of all ages to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals, and fungi using the free mobile app iNaturalist (note a few cities are using other platforms).

From April 24 to April 27, participants can upload their observations to the app. From Tuesday, April 28 to Sunday, May 3 scientists will sort and identify submissions. Final results will be announced on Monday, May 4.