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April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
Join Grace Farms in celebrating Earth Day with insightful programs for all ages centered around preserving open space, restoring wildlife, and exploring the natural world.
10 am – 12 pm | Discovery Stations
Children and families are invited to participate in our Discovery Stations in the Plaza–The Art of Wind Energy, Wonders of Wildlife Painting, Co-Existing with Native Wildlife, and Living Sustainably. Each station offers a new way for young families to engage with nature and learn about wildlife and sustainability.
12-12:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration
Watch birds of prey soar over the River Building under the direction of professional Falconer, Brian Bradley.
1-2 pm | Guided Walk | Preserving Wild Lands
Join Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, on a walk through Grace Farms’ trails as he illustrates the importance of preserving open space.
1-3 pm | Progressive Reading | Silent Spring
Visit the Library to hear Rachel Caron’s Silent Spring, a book about the powerful effect that humans have on the natural world, read aloud by a rotating group of Grace Farms Foundation staff members.
2-3 pm | Guided Walk | Born to Explore
Richard Wiese, host of the Emmy-award-winning Born to Explore, will lead visitors through the walking trails as he discusses how to live an active, outdoor, nature-filled life.
3-3:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration
Brian Bradley will conduct a second falconry demonstration, flying birds of prey in Grace Farms’ North Pines
4-6 pm | The Future of Wildlife Conservation
Join Grace Farms Foundation’s Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, along with experts Richard Wiese, host of Born to Explore, and Rod Khattabi, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Safety and Justice Initiative Advisor, in the Pavilion for a conversation about the future of wildlife conservation.
10 am – 6 pm | Film Screenings
Enjoy screenings of nature-based films playing all day in the Lecture Hall.