Celebrate Earth Day this weekend with Aquarium of Pacific, Green Festival, beach cleanup and Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s seventeenth annual Earth Day Celebration  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. The Aquarium will also debut new climate change programming and exhibits during Earth Day weekend.

Help save the environment by recycling e-waste and receive a coupon for $10 off one Aquarium adult admission ticket valid on April 22 or April 23, 2017. Accepted e-waste includes electronic items such as cell phones, computers, monitors, televisions, and small household appliances. Refrigerators, large appliances, and batteries or items containing batteries will not be accepted

Les Saisons screening at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Les Saisons examines the impacts of human activity on nature, including how climate change is altering the seasons and affecting wildlife.

Starting in the last ice age, the film chronicles the long shared history between humans and animals. The filmmakers behind this nature documentary, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, are the Oscar-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans.

beachSeal Beach Cleanup

You’re invited to the Earth Day Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  There will be a VANS shoe certificate giveaway. Meet at the First Street parking lot. Register now!

greenLong Beach Green Prize Festival

Green Prize Festival is FREE one day event for all ages to celebrate Earth Day presented by Green Education Inc. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Houghton Park at 6301 Myrtle Ave., in Long Beach.

Highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, tech and more, it’s a great spotlight on individuals looking to live environmentally responsibly. Learn about what living green means while enjoying live music, sipping craft beer and snacking on great food. Children are welcomed and have special activities, just for them.

Bands and DJ’s are carefully selected each year to fill the festival with good vibrations and include a wide array of styles and genre’s. More information on this years bands will be in the schedule section.

Green Education! It’s all about sharing the knowledge and getting the word out with speakers and & workshops ranging from urban farming, clean tech, natural healing and more! View the speaker series schedule here.

Art is very much a part of the Green Prize Festival! Squeeze Art Collective is curating the festival this year, the theme is art made from found objects!

Homebrew & Cider Competition starts at 11 a.m. We’ll be warming up our Beer Garden of Earthly Delights with a homebrew competition, so arrive early and get your votes in!

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Bolsa Chica Conservancy

The free Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is a fun way to get outside and learn about the environment with the whole family. Visitors will have a chance to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution and test the water.

It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center at 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Public parking across the street.

There will be many educational activity booths as well as a jump tent, food sales and guided tours of the reserve.

 

 

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