Earth Day Celebration 2019

Earth-Day-Youth-Globe-2017Saturday, April 20, 2019
9 AM - 5 PM
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Jake

Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's 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.

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9:00 am Open for Arrivals! Please check in at the registration table in the barn's Temple Room.
9:30 am Welcome to Earth Day and Earth Encounters Quest Kick Off with Selena Fox and Jake in the Temple Room, or outdoors by the Maypole if weather permits.
10 am

Craft Activity: Paper Making with Amy - for all ages
Come learn to make homemade paper from grass, flower petals, etc. in the Temple Room.

Workshop: Eating with Seasons with Paul
An exploration of how spring tonics can enhance your personal and spiritual observation of the changing year in the Summer Kitchen.

11:30 am

Workshop: Dandelions and Honeybees: A Golden Relationship  with Meredith - for all ages
Come talk about why honeybees and native bees are in peril and learn solutions - one of which is creating space for more wild plants, like dandelions. We’ll discuss ways to use dandelions as food and nutrition, and we'll go foraging for dandelions roots, flowers and stems. Then, we'll learn how to make dandelion infused oil and make lip balm with beeswax infused oils. Everyone will go home with a one-ounce canister of lip balm. In the Summer Kitchen.

Workshop: How to be an Earth Defender with Jake
Come learn about small steps we can each take in our every day lives to take care of the Earth, and earn your “Earth Defender” badge! In the Temple Room.

12:45 pm Lunch  in the Temple Room or picnic tables and on the land.
There will be a Snack Table in the Temple Room for the day. Please bring a something to add or a dessert that does not require refrigeration or warming and doesn't have peanut products.
1:30 pm

Craft Activity: Make Reusable Food Wraps with Minerva and Messina
Join us in making reusable, breathable food wraps that can replace aluminum foil and plastic wrap for many uses. We’ll recycle 100% cotton fabric in to cleanable, reusable wraps for bowls, jars, and other containers. This can help reduce waste and reuse fabric. We will have supplies but feel free to bring 100% cotton fabric if you have some that you’d like to use.

All-Ages Guided Nature Walk with Reed -- meet outside the barn door

3 pm

Workshop: Guarding Gaia: Guide for Recycling with Grace
Brush up on your recycling 101, learn some aspects of recycling that have probably changed since last you checked, and leave with a greater sense of your impact on our Earth Mother and how best to contribute to Her longevity and health. In the Temple Room.

Story Time: “The Lorax” and Other Stories  with Florence
Storybook reading for kids, including viewing the demo burn if conditions allow. In the Summer Kitchen.

Prescribed Burn Demoor other land management strategy with Reed (conditions permitting). Meet outside the barn dood.

4:30 pm

Circle for the Planet Earth with Selena Fox & Jake
Meet in front of the barn to walk together, or grab a ride up to the Stone Circle to celebrate the planet Earth! Will take place at the Stone Circle, weather permitting, or in the Temple Room.

5:30 pm

Clean-up & 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 and outdoor activities.
  • Sturdy outdoor clothing, layers, 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.
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional)
  • A stone, crystal, or rock to leave at the Stone Circle during the ceremony (optional)



If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.


Please help us with our planning by pre-registering through the form below.  Registration is FREE.