Earth Day 2007

Saturday April 21st & Sunday April 22nd, 2007
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Registration and Information

Registration: Free and open to the public.

Donations are welcome but not required. Any proceeds received will benefit the Nature preservation work of Circle Sanctuary and are tax deductible.

Pre-registration is recommended but not required:
call: (608) 924-2216

What to Bring:

  • Potluck dish for midday lunch
  • Stone or rock to leave at the Stone Circle (optional)
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional)
  • Comfortable & sturdy shoes for Nature walks
  • A votive candle in holder if staying for the Sacred Fire Circle

Program Schedule

Saturday April 21st
OPEN to the General Public

10:00am Open for Arrivals
10:30am-11:00am Welcome to Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve: Executive Director Selena Fox will present an overview of the Nature sanctuary, its trails, and natural features. She also will describe Circle Sanctuary's environmental work, which includes prairie restoration, wetland conservation, songbird preservation, forest management, and the creation of Wisconsin's first Green cemetery.
11:00am-12:30pm Prehistoric Rock Art of Southwestern Wisconsin by Dave Lowe: Dave Lowe has been discovering, researching, and recording rock art sites for more than 20 years. In this presentation, he talks about this work and shows slides of a variety of Native American rock carvings (petroglyphs) and paintings (pictographs) at various ancient sites in Southwestern Wisconsin.
12:30pm-2:00pm Mid-day Luncheon & Self-guided Nature walks: Please bring vegetables, fruit, crackers, juice or any other snack type contribution for sharing.
2:00pm-3:30pm Earth Day Ceremony: Join with others in a mulitcultural ecospiritual celebration of Mother Earth and environmental activism. Ceremony includes drumming, meditation, and music.
3:30pm-5:00pm Prairie Burn: Weather permitting, we will do a rejuvenating burn of our restored prairie.
5:00pm-6:30pm Community Potluck: Please bring a dish to pass.
7:00pm Departures

Saturday, April 21st
Open to Circle Community Members
And those who wish to join the Circle Community

9:00pm-11:00pm Community Sacred Earth Rock Scrying Meditation: Opening and awakening of the Sacred Fire Circle through a meditative process that includes creating tobacco pouch prayers to be given as an offering. Ritual facilitated by MoonFeather, with firespinning by Meadowyn & Fearn, and Mother Earth attunement by Selena.
11:00pm-12:00pm Midnight Snack: Please bring snack contributions to share.

Sunday April 22nd

6:30am Bird Watching Nature Walk with Reed Cockrell
8:30am-9:30am Continental Breakfast
10:00am Closing Circle: Tear Down, Clean up & Departures