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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Earth Day 2011 Celebrations around the San Francisco Bay Area

Some Earth Day events coming up this month:

When: April 23, 2011, 10-6
Where: Civic Center Plaza
Details: What DON'T they have is the better question. Okay, they have kids' zone, wellness and holistic zones, hands-on workshops, beer/wine tastings, raw food demos, green film festival, eco fashion show, kids' playground and more. Details here.

When: April 9-10, 2011 (10-7 and 11-6)
Where: SF Concourse Exhibition Center
Details: Well, not Earth Day, but a Green Festival.

When: April 22-23, 2011
Where: California Academy of Sciences, SF
Details: Tons of activities, including story time, crafts, frogs, living roof, and lots of demonstrations/exhibits. More at the California Academy of Sciences' website


When: Friday, April 15 from 2-4
Where: Gamble Garden
Details: Garden scavenger hunt, art projects, juice and cookies. Free.

When: April 16, from 8-5
Where: Marine Science Institute
Details: Touch tanks with marine animals, canoe rides in the creek, entertainment, environmental fair. Free admission, fee for 2 hour boat tour. Details here.

When: April 17, 2011 from 11-5.
Where: CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum) in San Mateo
Details: Learn about urban farming, backyard beekeeping, tree planting, composting. Sustainable foods available for purchase. Details here.

When: April 16 from 10-3
Where: City Hall
Details: Free paper shredding, free e-waste collection, pharmaceutical waste drop-off, freecycle event (swap/take your unneeded items), music, entertainment, vendors, raffles

When: April 9, 2011 from 10-2
Where: City Hall Plaza, Cupertino
Details: Lots of hands-on projects, workshops and more - get a list of them here.

When: April 17 from 10-3
Where: Full Circle Farms
Details: kids activities, presentations, entertainment, farm animals, face painting, garden arts and crafts, obstacle course, composting and bee keeping demonstrations. Free. Details here.


When: April 23, 2011 from noon-5
Where: Civic Center Park - Berkeley
Details: here

When: April 22, 2011 from 9:30-4:30
Where: Habitot, Berkeley (2065 Kittredge Street)
Details: create your own "litter bug" with recycled goods. Work together to create a giant "green" city. Make paper from recycled paper.

When: April 16, 2011 from 10-4
Where: Doyle-Hollis park, Emeryville
Details: here

When: April 16, 2011 from 10-3
Where: Crown Beach, Washington Park, Alamdea
Details: Activities, giveaway, demonstrations, food for purchase. Beach cleanup from 8:30-10 for people ages 10+. Details here.

If that's not enough, check out more Bay Area Earth Day events here.

1 comment:

  1. Your Peninsula section looks a little lonely there. I have a GREAT event to list, with a lot of great kid's activities...

    WHEN: April 16, 2011 from 9am-3:30pm

    WHERE: Activities will be happening throughout Pacifica and beyond - you can view a map and register at: www.pacificabeachcoalition.org.

    After the action, a big (and free) celebration will be held at Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) at the south parking lot.

    DETAILS: Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening at sites throughout Pacifica and along the coast. After the action we’ll have a big celebration at Linda Mar beach with live music by Pollo del Mar, guest speakers including Lincoln Shaw of Whale Wars, and local dignitaries. There will be environmental booths and hands on activities for people of all ages (including face painting, kid's music, chair massages, pilates on the beach, knock down litter bowling, etc.).