Earth Day Celebration 2014

earthSaturday April 19th, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Cheri

It’s our 30th year on the land!

Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's 2014 Earth Day Festival! It's a day of learning, celebration and hands-on fun as we celebrate the planet we live on. Come and play with us at the preserve as we learn about the water that runs through it, the birds that fly above it, and other things the land has to teach us.  Best of all, it's FREE! 


Featured Presenters:

AJ Adams
AJ Adams

Florence Edwards-Miller
Florence Edwards-Miller

Selena Fox
Selena Fox

Susan Graham
Susan Graham

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9:00 am Open for Arrivals
9:30 am Welcome and Nature Preserve Report with Bob
Join us at the community fire pit (weather permitting) to greet each other, the land, and hear a brief update on what's been happening at the preserve.
10 am Bird Feeding for Everyone with Florence
Circle Sanctuary staff, volunteer and bird aficionado Florence will share some ideas that go beyond basic bird-feeding. Learn how to tailor feeders and seed to specific species. We will meet in the Temple Room.
11 am Mud Snails: a new Invasive Species with Susan Graham, Lake Management Coordinator, Wisconsin DNR
The mud snails are coming! Sue will give us the low-down: what they are, why they're a problem, and what we can do. She will also touch other invasive species. We will meet in the Temple Room.

Children's Land Stewardship Nature Walk with Brooke
The kids will take a walk to Brigid's Spring to see an ecosystem in action! Along the way we will talk about humans' impact on the land and perhaps clean up evidence we find of it. We will meet at the community fire pit, bring your wellies! If weather does not permit this activity we'll meet in the farmhouse for indoor project about stewardship.
Noon - 1 pm Mid-day Snack & Land Exploration with music by AJ Adams
After a morning of learning about the birds and water in our ecosystem we'll have some time to enjoy it! There will be snacks in the Temple Room, music afoot, and the potential of an awesome penguin sighting.
1 pm Nature as Teacher Workshop with Selena Fox
Join Selena in exploring approaches to learning through Nature observation and communion. Workshop includes Nature attunement experiences.
2:15 pm Bird Feeder Construction with Cheri
A chance to play with wood and tools! Each participant or group of participants will construct a basic bird feeder to take home. We will have non-toxic markers available should you wish to decorate your feeder.
3:45 pm Earth Day Ceremony with Selena Fox and Others
Celebrating and attuning to Nature through music, meditation, and community connections. Guided by Selena and Cheri.
4:45 pm Prairie Restoration Burn with Reed (weather permitting)
Here's your chance to see our preserve work in action!
5:30 pm Cleanup and Farewells
As we bid each other fond farewell, we will collaboratively leave the space better than we found it.



What to Bring:

  • Comfortable & sturdy shoes for Nature walks.
  • Sturdy outdoor clothing and an optional change of clothes (some activities will allow you to interface directly with nature, which can be very rewarding but occasionally messy).
  • Snacks to contribute to the snack table for mid-day refreshment.
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional).
  • Gardening gloves for bird feeder construction and prairie burn (optional).
  • Picnic blanket or camping chair as weather permitting some workshops may be held outside (optional).
  • Stone or rock to leave at the Stone Circle (optional).