Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Earth Day in Connecticut

April 22 is Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day in Connecticut with some of these events!n What's your One Thing Green?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Earth Day 2008
Take the “One Thing” pledge and design your own flying disc and kickball. Learn how to use everyday materials to make special projects and make a birdbath for your back yard. Visit the SciDome to see special views of our planet from space and use telescopes in our courtyard to see the stars. Check out the Department of Environmental Protection booth to see what animals you’re helping by caring for the environment. Special animal guests from the Forest Park Zoo will be visiting. Also enjoy face painting, button making, box turtle art, free raffles and maybe you will even have some time left over to relax by the bonfire. Pre-registration required.
Saturday Night April 19th, 2008 from 6 - 9 pm
Members $10, Non-members $12
Phone: 860 231-2830, ext. 44 or
Email: events@thechildrensmusuemct.org
The Children's Museum, 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford

14th Annual Earth Day in Woodbury
The Earth Day celebration is a cooperative effort with community groups and others who educate, entertain, and expand the awareness of our integral part in the larger Earth community.
For more information e-mail: dougonwpkn@yahoo.com
Middle Quarter Mall parking Lot
738 Main Street South, Woodbury
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration
Enjoy a "signs of spring" family nature walk, environmental children's games, musical entertainment, Earth day crafts, Earth care demonstrations and exhibits, an environmental speaker, a professional falconer, a live bat keeper and much more. Wholesome snacks will be available.
Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT

Trees of the World Walk
In celebration of Earth Day, take a walk among the trees of the world. The Bartlett's diverse collection of trees includes species from each of the continents (except Antarctica!). For more information contact James Kaechele 203-322-6971 ext. 17 or education@bartlettarboretum.org
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford (Off exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway)
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 10:00 am - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday April 20, 2008

Earthstock 2008
A fun filled day for the whole family. There will be a large variety of eco-minded exhibitors, vendors, seminars, and artisans. Also become a part of the many family oriented activities including a scavenger hunt, a critter parade, a solar oven contest, face painting, drumming circles, and live entertainment on a stage powered by the sun!
Norton Park, South Washington Street, Plainville
Sunday April 20, 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1st Annual Madison Earth Day Celebration
Sunday April 20, 2008, 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
12:30 pm - Clean Energy Parade on Wall Street -
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Hybrid Vehicle Show in front of Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Road
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Educational Lectures at the Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road
  • "3 flavors of solar"
  • "11 steps to dramatically shrink your home energy bill"
  • "Spotlight on home lighting alternatives"
4:30 pm - Free Movie at the Madison Art Cinemas - "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
Madison Town Center, Boston Post Road (Route 1), Madison

The event will feature MDC exhibits highlighting water treatment and testing, wastewater treatment, household hazardous waste collection and the MDC’s Clean Water Project, which will upgrade the region’s wastewater collection system over the next 15 years. The Eight Mile River Band will entertain with purely acoustic, “unplugged” bluegrass music. The band, comprised of some Connecticut’s finest and most experienced bluegrass musicians, has been entertaining audiences of all ages for decades. Also, the original production, “Living the Green Dream,” one family’s solution to living more lightly on the planet, will be performed on the reservoir grounds. The play offers easy, practical advice for families trying to be more environmentally conscious.
Sunday, April 20, 2008, noon - 4:00 pm
The event is free and open to public.
MDC’s West Hartford Reservoir, 1420 Farmington Ave, WEst Hartford, CT

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wesleyan University Earth Day
Earth Day keynote address to students, faculty and the general public. For more information call (860) 685-3733
Wesleyan University, Middletown
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Private Life of Plants
Ascreening of The Private Life of Plants by David Attenborough followed by a discussion about how the Bartlett helps protect global biodiversity. Free, but you must preregister. For more information contact James Kaechele 203-322-6971 ext. 17 or education@bartlettarboretum.org
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford (Off exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wetland Cleanup, Mercy’s Earth "Work" Day
Like many wetlands, our wetland was used as a dumpsite in the 50’s and 60’s and has never been cleaned up of the trash and litter – until now! We need help cleaning up litter and debris in our freshwater inland wetland. Our wetland provides the last filtration before directly entering Long Island Sound – help us protect the Sound and clean up this beautiful wetland in Madison. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own gloves and appropriate footwear for wet conditions.
For more information contact:
Sherill Baldwin, Ecology Director
Phone: 203.245.0401
E-mail: sherill@mercybythesea.org
Mercy Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9 am - 4 pm

Early Spring Tree ID Walk
Unravel the clues and discover the identities of our native flora. Spring buds and new leaves help with our tree identification. For more information contact James Kaechele 203-322-6971 ext. 17 or education@bartlettarboretum.org
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford (Off exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway)

Second Annual Walk to Wintonbury
The Second Annual Walk to Wintonbury will be one of several events taking place throughout the Bloomfield community to honor Earth Day. Bloomfield residents and members of the Wintonbury Hills Men's Association will walk down Terry Plains Road and other streets in the area, picking up trash and ending at the famed Pete Dye designed Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Individuals are encouraged to carpool to the event. Bloomfield residents who participate will receive a $20 off coupon towards one round of golf during the following week, April 27- May 3, 2008. If you are interested in participating, send an email to adamn@buildingctgreen.com
31 Terry Plains Road, Bloomfield
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:00 am

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration
Learn about: state of the art, clean and renewable alternative energy choices, conservation, and the environment.
Recycle: Electronics, old sneakers, batteries, eyeglasses, cell phones, wire hangers, cleaners’ plastic and socks.
Enjoy: Family entertainment, music, free samples, decorating a canoe, face painting, and arts & crafts.
Hear: Michel Nischan speak about the benefits of growing and purchasing locally grown organic food.
Watch: Fairfield students compete in a solar sprint.
For more information contact ffldearthday@aol.com
Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield
Saturday, May 10, 2008, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



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