Bishop Rotary: Save the Date - Earth Day

Earth Day Weekend 2018 - Films, Lectures, Activities  -  All Free and Open to the Public
~~~ SAVE THE DATES – APRIL 20, 21 & 22 ~~~

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Earth Day will be celebrated around the globe on April 22.  Here in Bishop several organizations have come together in partnership to sponsor a weekend full of learning opportunities and activities, in celebration of our Earth.   Some activities will focus on education and awareness about climate change, something that we all hear about, but many don’t have a good understanding of.   Bring your families, friends and neighbors and join in on the fun of learning more about our Earth and celebrating our wonderful planet.

Events begin Friday night at Cerro Coso College with a presentation by Dr. Ben Hatchett from the Desert Research Institute in Reno.   Dr. Hatchett has been studying the landscapes of the Eastern Sierra for many years.  He will present his findings in an engaging presentation entitled “Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra as Climatic Time Machines.”   The presentation will begin at 7 PM.

On Saturday morning Sunrise Rotary of Bishop will sponsor their annual Earth Day in the Park, taking place in the front of the Bishop City Park.   The festivities will run from 10 AM to 3 PM and will include activities, booths, tables and games, food and craft vendors.

On Saturday evening at 7 PM, at Inyo Council for the Arts, there will be a screening of “Happening – A Clean Energy Revolution”.  This documentary film, by filmmaker Jamie Redford of the Redford Center, brings to light a lot of the good things happening today to reduce our human-made contributions to global warming.  A couple of other short films will also be shown. 

Sunday culminates the weekend with a full schedule of events taking place at the Bishop Paiute Tribes Earth Day at the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center.  From a roadside clean-up effort starting at 8 AM to planting the Firstbloom corn maze and pumpkin patch to a Recycled Art Contest, there will be something for everyone.  From 10 AM to 1 PM there will be environmental activity tables, live music, food and craft vendors, speakers and a raffle.   From 10 AM to 2 PM inside the Cultural Center there will be environmental films and speakers and discussions ranging from what you as an individual can do about climate change, rooftop solar projects, and the art and science of growing your own food.

Stay tuned for more details and information closer to Earth Day Weekend – but for now mark your calendars and plan to be a part of the fun and the learning.  Come celebrate our amazing Planet Earth!

For more information on the lecture or films please call 760-872-2852; for Earth Day in the Park, including tables and vendors, 785-230-9396; for Earth Day at the Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, including tables and vendors, 760-873-8844 or 760-873-3584.      # # #