Land Trust Celebrates Earth Day | Free time
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Land Trust will honor a founding member in an Earth Day celebration on Thursday 22 April at 5.30 p.m.
Founding member of the land trust and conservationist Frederick Spaulding will be recognized for his decades of conservation advocacy in Manchester and in particular his work to preserve Case Mountain and Center Memorial Park.
The Land Trust owns a few properties in the Case Mountain area, including a half acre donated by the Case family.
There will be music from the Manchester Pipe Band and a few words on the 51st anniversary of Earth Day.
Customers can explore the trails on their own after the hour-long program.
Meet at the Land Trust Rock in the small Spring Street car park near the bridge and waterfall (GPS 670 Spring St., Manchester).
The event is free. Cancellation of extreme weather conditions.
Check road signs before you park to avoid parking tickets.
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Museums will host a virtual Earth Day festival on Sunday that will lead to a week of in-person, Earth-centered entertainment during the museums school vacation week, April 19-23.
“Earth Week: Take Action” marks the 31st annual Earth Day festival celebrated at museums in Springfield.
Due to pandemic restrictions on outdoor gathering capabilities, the museums coordinated a virtual celebration with many Earth-centered groups in the region sharing videos, activities and inspirational words.
Dave Bloniarz of ReGreen Springfield, a community participant at the Museums Earth Day festival, said, “Earth Day is a chance to celebrate the natural world at a local level, while joining a global event that educates, informs and excites people all over the world. the world.”
Next week, visitors will be able to follow a series of ecological questions and questions while exploring the Science Museum.
Green conversation starters for children and their guardians as well as a daily interactive science demonstration at noon will focus on positive change.
U.S. fish and wildlife educators will be in museums Thursday and Friday to share information.
Rhode Island-based FirstWork will celebrate Earth Day with a performance by multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek titled “Infinitely Yours,” an examination of the human impact on Earth’s natural systems.
“Infinitely Yours” is a performance of storytelling made by merging animated views and the artist’s own shadow.
Matreyek’s performance will be broadcast live on Earth Day Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m., with on-demand availability April 23-24 for the general public and until May 15 for the educational community.
The event is free, but participants must register in advance at:
Matreyek has been featured at TEDGlobal, Sundance and Lincoln Center.
The show will be followed by a climate conversation that will reflect on art and activism, and how people can work together to effect meaningful change.
Week-long activities at Audubon
The Fairfield-based Audubon Society of Connecticut will be celebrating Earth Day throughout the week.
• A Bioblitz in the Earth Day garden takes place on Thursday, April 22. A BioBlitz is a fancy name for an organized effort to find as many types of living things as possible.
Whether you are in a city, suburb, town, or rural area, there are dozens of birds, insects, flowers, trees, and other living things to see.
Participants will need an iNaturalist account. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play or register on:
• Wednesday, online presentation titled “Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees: Creating Habitat for Wildlife in Our Cities and Suburbs”.
Desiree Narango will talk about the diversity of wildlife in cities across the United States, how plants and animals interact, birds and insects in parks and backyards, and how management decisions are made in green spaces. urban areas impact conservation success in New England and beyond.
The cost is $ 10; for members, $ 8. Register on the Audubon site.
• The Audubon Society has compiled a list of 10 Earth Day things people can do to help birds, such as installing safe windows, bird-friendly landscaping, and reducing pesticides.
Audubon will send them to you one day at a time, before Earth Day.
For more information, visit the Audubon Center website.
• The Milford Point Coastal Center Osprey Camera is now streaming.
Check for Osprey camera updates by following Connecticut Audubon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.