Helps us celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day by joining YES! partners and teams in their various Earth Day celebrations.
1. Visit Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, April 23rd for the Earth Day Expo. There will be great activities and information surrounding the theme “Glup, Glup, What’s up with the water in your cup?”.
Location: Prairie Woods ELC (12718 10th St NE, Spicer, MN 56288)
Schedule: 8 am-1 pm on Saturday, April 23rd
- 8 am-10 am Pancake Breakfast
- 8 am-1 pm Activities and Exhibits, including a Recycled Outdoor Gear Sale
- 9:30 am Groundwater Presentation
- 10:30 am Puppet Show reading of The Lorax
- In addition, the DREAM YES! team will be doing LED education and sales at this event!
For more information on Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, please visit http://prairiewoodselc.org
Location: Mountain Iron (Mountain Iron Community Center, Merritt Elementary School, and Messiah Lutheran Church ELCA)
Schedule: 9 am-4 pm on Saturday, April 23rd
- More than 80 local exhibitors and vendors
- Presentations on local food, local energy, local ecology, and local entrepreneurship
- Local food from Natural Harvest Food Co-op and the Shop Coffeehouse
- Music from the Christopher David Hanson Band and Sharon Rowbottom & Dan Boyer
- 3rd Annual Community Sustainability Initiative, CSI Silent Auction, and 2016 Green Innovator’s Expo
- Kids activities hosted by the Laurentian Environmental Center, Vermillion CC, Mesabi YMCA & more!
For more information on this event, please visit www.ironrangeearthfest.org
3. The Ney Nature Center is celebrating Earth Day this year by giving back to the Earth through a Service Day on April 23, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Groups will assist with clearing cedar trees and maintaining the fence line along Sophia’s Savannah.
- All tools will be provided, but participants are asked to bring gloves, a water bottle, and a positive attitude.
- Lunch is provided by the NNC during which Josh Reinitz of East Henderson Farm will present about local foods.
- Please RSVP by April 21, 2016 by calling 507-248-3474 or emailing Michelle Isaacson at [email protected]
4. Cheer on YES! teams as they host earth week activities:
- Sleepy Eye: The team will be visiting elementary classrooms (K-6) with presentations and activities regarding Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, energy conservation and alternative sources that are renewable, luxury vs. necessary consumption of materials and energy use, composting vs. recyclable vs. landfill waste. Also some classrooms will have integration on their topics relating to climate change
- Westbrook-Walnut Grove: The entire school is cleaning ditches on the 20th. The Earth YES! team is presenting their projects to the school board that week as well.
- North Jr. High, Albany High School, Sartell Middle School, and Melrose Middle School: each school is sponsoring different themed days throughout the week, such as black out day, reduce lunch waste day, reduce water use day, etc.