Upcoming Events

Join us in celebrating Earth Day on Sunday April 21st, from 12 – 2 p.m. with a beach cleanup on Indian Rocks Beach hosted by GreenTown Kids!
Supplies, water, and snacks provided.
Volunteers of all ages welcome, school volunteer hours available.
Park for free in the 17th Ave., County parking lot with a parking pass from the sign-in table at event, or park in any public beach access parking lot for free, or Calvary Episcopal Church lot for a donation.
Sign in at the GreenTown Kids table on 17th Ave. in the county parking lot off Gulf Boulevard.

Past Events

Restore our Earth - Indian Rocks Beach Great American Cleanup

 
Coming up on Saturday April 24th
You Pick your Beach Access
Please let us know if you will be attending through Eventbrite.
 

Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through

The City and GreenTown Kids want to make fall special for our greenies and IRB residents of ALL AGES! Dress in costume and drive your golf carts and cars to our Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through for a FREE pumpkin and treat for the kids.

Pull up to our tent in front of IRB City Hall anytime from 5-7pm, Thursday, October 15th and pop your trunk. We can’t wait to see all our neighbors & members there!

Home pumpkin decorating & carving contest to follow! Join our Facebook group: GreenTown Kids, IRB for details.

Donations made to George C. McGough Nature Park for the Birds of Prey Exhibit

Right over the Walsingham Bridge in Largo George C. McGough Nature Park awaits your visit. While walking the trails you may run into the wonderful volunteers and a beautiful bird enjoying a walk around the park. The variety of birds located at the park are all injured, rescued, and not able to be re-released out into the wild. The park is now their home where they are well cared for on location and help educate park goers about the different species and their local Florida habitat. 

The park also has several amenities such as a nature trail, playground, intercoastal observation deck, playground, a pond with variety of turtles you can feed, the birds of prey program and an educational nature center.
As tourism has been slow the birds of prey exhibit indoor location has decreased GreenTown Kids decided to donate $200 to help feed the birds. So take the time and go enjoy the day outside and checkout the birds, turtle, and wildlife in the park.
George C McGough Nature Park is located at 11901 146th St. Largo, Fl 33774

Buy Farm Food - Support local farmers, get Fresh Produce, and Help local food banks - a Win-Win!

Join GreenTown Kids Monday July 27th at 2:30pm at the Clearwater location
as we donate $200 worth of produce from Buy Farm Food to the local food pantry.

GreenTown Kids is committed to supporting our local businesses and farmers. Evermore so making sure farm-fresh food makes it to our table and to those of families in need. GreenTown Kids will be at the Clearwater location in support of Buy Farm Food this Monday, July 27th at 2:30PM as we donate $200 to the local food pantry, supporting both Jim, the local farmers, and those in need. 

In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic with so many people out of work, GreenTown Kids wanted a way to help out.  We came across a hero, Jim Bardwell, who founded Buy Farm Food in the Spring of 2020 when he had lost his local job due to the pandemic. Jim graciously saw a way to help those in need and support our local farming community.

The Buy Farm Food process is made easy, simply go online to Buy Farm Food, select the type of box you want and/or wish to donate to the local food pantry, (this must be done 2 days in advance), decide your location pick up or donation site, and lastly, on the scheduled day and time drive to the pickup location and the box will be loaded in your trunk for a contactless pickup. 

Jim has created 2 boxes to choose from – for $25 you will receive or donate a family/sharing size and for $15 you will get a Singles/Couples size box of assorted fruits and vegetables.

Locations and pick up times:

  • Mondays between 3 PM AND 6 PM – HIGH POINT NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CENTER 5812 150th Ave N Clearwater, FL 33760  
  • Tuesdays between 3 PM AND 6 PM – FEAST FOOD PANTRY 2255 Nebraska Ave Palm Harbor, FL 34683 
  • Wednesday between 3 PM AND 6PM – PALM LAKE CHRISTIAN CHURCH  5401 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710


Depending on the foods that are in season and readily available from the local farmers, the foods may vary weekly.

The Donated boxes go directly to the food banks in those areas each week.

Buy Farm Food is spread by word of mouth so please, share and follow Buy Farm Food on their Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to everyone that has helped out and participated to keep Buy Farm Food going strong! We’d love to see you at the Clearwater location this Monday.


                 www.GreenTownKids.org

Ocean Friendly Restaurant Info Session
July 23, 2019 6pm - 8pm
1515 Bay Palm Blvd Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Beach Art Center

Join us to learn about going #OceanFriendly!

Restaurant owners, managers, employees, and local residents are welcome to attend this free information session.

Learn about the national Ocean Friendly Restaurant certification program, ask questions about implementation, and network with other professionals.

GreenTown Kids, Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, Kids Saving Oceans, and Broke N Bored Grill are partnered up to challenge every restaurant in IRB to get Ocean Friendly Restaurant certified this summer. Let’s do this!

Beverages & Appetizers provided.

Visit www.greentownkids.org/OFR to learn more.

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary Member Meeting
July 24, 2019 6pm - 7pm
1507 Bay Palm Blvd Indian Rocks Beach

For our July Member Meeting, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is coming to us! Our meeting will be held at the IRB City Hall. We’ll get to meet & learn about the seabirds from the sanctuary.

Bring the whole family for a fun presentation and hands-on activity! We’ll have snacks. Please bring your reusable water bottles. Members are welcome to invite a friend!

Water Conservation Meeting
June 26, 2019 6pm - 7pm
10th Ave Park Indian Rocks Beach

Our June Member Meeting is all about water conservation! Come learn how we can do our part. Bring a friend!

Bring your reusable water bottles. We’ll have snacks, patches, curriculum, and a fun activity for the greenies.

World Oceans Day Beach Pop-Up
June 8, 2019 10am - 1pm
20th Ave Indian Rocks Beach

Come honor the ocean and enjoy the beach with the whole family on World Oceans Day! Swim, picnic, play, and relax with GTK members & friends. Bring beach gear, tents/umbrellas, food, drinks, reusable water bottles & sunscreen.

Parking is free on most beach accesses, or pay a small fee at the county park on 17th-18th Ave (where restrooms are located).

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Bee Member Meeting
May 22, 2019 6pm- 7pm
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Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

Our May Member Meeting is all about bees!! Join us in the Nature Preserve to learn about our buzzing friends. Local beekeeper, Becky from A Bees Place will give a presentation to the kids, bring an observatory bee hive, a beekeeper suit, and honey samples for all! Plus, she’ll have her local honey for sale at the event.

We’ll have snacks, patches, and curriculum for the greenies. Please bring your reusable water bottles. We will be drawing a winner for our Why do we need bees book. To be entered to win, plant a tree before May 22nd and send us a picture of your kids helping!

*If it’s rainy, we will meet in the City Hall Auditorium.

Scavenger Hunt & Picnic
May 11, 2019 11am - 1pm
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The Florida Botanical Gardens

Our May Pop-up for all our GTK Members! Meet in the Palm Garden (just over the boardwalk at entrance). We’ll be searching for flowers, trees, animals, and pollinators! Bring a picnic lunch for the whole family and enjoy after our scavenger hunt, back in the Palm garden. Come ready to explore and have fun with old and new friends!

Eco Village at Beachfest

Saturday, April 27 11am-4pm

18th – 20th Ave on the beach in Indian Rocks Beach

Free Kids Activites

50/50 Raffle

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Earth Day Celebration

Monday April 22 at 6pm

10th Ave Park

Indian Rocks Beach, FL  33785

 

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Greenfest Pop-up

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us at Greenfest 2019 in Indian Rocks Beach



Great American Cleanup Community Event

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Everyone in the community, our members, and friends are all welcome to come out and help us clean our beach during the Great American Cleanup with the City of IRB and Keep Pinellas Beautiful!

We will be providing kid-sized buckets and biodegradable trash bags, and trash pickers for our young helpers! Please bring your reusable water bottles and sunscreen. KPB will have kid-sized gloves.

Oh, and did we mention, we’ll have DONUTS for all our awesome volunteers that RSVP here!?

If you’d like to donate supplies for this cleanup and our future cleanups, you can do so through our Amazon Charity Wishlist!
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GreenTown Kids Community Garden Member Meeting

 

 Wednesday Feb 27th 5:30pm – 6:30pm

 

 
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
901 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
We came ready to garden in the rain, but the skies cleared for us and we planted our Spring crop of corn and cantaloupe, and will add an avocado tree 2 of our greenies grew from a seed. We had fun learning about why gardening is good for the environment, planting sunflower seeds to take home, and snacking on sugar peas we grew and lots of cantaloupe, of course! Thank you to Susan at the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau & Florida Master Gardener Program for a fun presentation!
 
 

 

Family Movie Night In Nature – The Lorax

 
Feb 8th 6pm to 9pm
 
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve
901 Gulf Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach, FL  33785
 
 

Bring the whole family out for a fun Movie Night in Nature! GreenTown Kids will be screening Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax on an outdoor movie screen, for the whole community, to kick-off our Sustainable Spring Initiative! Enjoy a FREE movie night with popcorn and hot chocolate. Donations to GreenTown Kids, a kid-centered environmental nonprofit, are greatly appreciated! This event is sponsored by The City of Indian Rocks Beach and the IRB Home Owners Association.

Please bring blankets, beach chairs, and reusable water bottles and/or mugs to fill, and help make this a low waste event. Families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

 

 Jan 30th
 
Greentown Kids Recycling Meeting. The kids learned more about recycling with a fun hands-on presentation form Pinellas County Solid Waste Recycling expert, Sarah Herzig and our recycling activity afterwards was having our greenies built a “green town” out of recyclables and received there Recycling Patch.
Parents also received a Recycling right handout to take home and our the kids got our new “Greenies Get It” simple curriculum!
 
 

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