Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.—QUECHEE—Join the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) as it celebrates Earth Day March for Science Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On Earth Day, millions of people are celebrating environmental and climate literacy. Show love and appreciation for our planet by joining in raptor, songbird, and reptile programs as well as self-guided activities throughout the day. Visit Discovery Science Stations 12-4 p.m.: perform experiments, see adaptation in action, measure water quality, and take home the seeds of a wildflower garden. At each station, collect a badge and display it proudly.
Stop by the Hawkfly for live bird programs, and discover how climate change is already affecting raptor populations around the world. Join VINS Educators in the afternoon to learn what to do if you find a baby bird. Consider becoming a citizen scientist through conservation projects like NestWatch. Be one of many Earth Day supporters to write a message on a prayer flag, tie it together in the meadow, and watch your hopes for the environment take flight.
Later that evening, join a free screening of the film “Before the Flood” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, from 7-9 p.m. This film takes viewers on a journey around the world to witness the impacts of climate change firsthand. A panel discussion with local experts will follow. For more info. call 802-359-5000.
Photo courtesy of VINS
Earth Day is April 22. Join in local march-ins for science, such as the one being held at VINS in Quechee.