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  • 07/22 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–2:30pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30pm–4:30pm
  • 07/23 Sunday
    River Walk & Tea
    2:00pm–3:30pm
  • 07/26 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
  • 07/26 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
  • 07/28 Friday
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 07/29 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–2:30pm
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30pm–4:30pm

Open Art Studio for Kids

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Grace Farms

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Date

April 22, 2017
10:00 am–6:00 pm

Venue

Grace Farms, CT

Join Grace Farms in our Earth Day celebration with insightful activities and programs for all ages centered around preserving open space, restoring wildlife, and exploring the natural world.

Earth Day Activities

10 am - 3 pm | Discovery Stations Children and families are invited to participate in our Discovery Stations in the Plaza--The Art of Wind Energy, Wonders of Wildlife Painting, Co-Existing with Native Wildlife, and Living Sustainably. Each station offers a new way for young families to engage with nature and learn about wildlife and sustainability.

12-12:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration Watch birds of prey soar over the River Building under the direction of professional Falconer, Brian Bradley.

1-2 pm | Guided Walk | Preserving Wild Lands Join Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, on a walk through Grace Farms' trails as he illustrates the importance of preserving open space.

1-3 pm | Progressive Reading | Silent Spring Visit the Library to hear Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a book about the powerful effect that humans have on the natural world, read aloud by a rotating group of Grace Farms Foundation staff members.

2-3 pm | Guided Walk | Born to Explore Richard Wiese, host of the Emmy-award-winning Born to Explore, will lead visitors through the walking trails as he discusses how to live an active, outdoor, nature-filled life.

3-3:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration Brian Bradley will conduct a second falconry demonstration, flying birds of prey in Grace Farms' North Pines.

4-6 pm | The Future of Wildlife Conservation Join Mark Fowler, along with experts Jim Fowler, Richard Wiese, host of Born to Explore, and Rod Khattabi, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Safety and Justice Initiative Advisor, in the Pavilion for a conversation about the future of wildlife conservation.

10 am - 6 pm | Featured Film | Winged Migration Enjoy a showing of Winged Migration, an awe-inspiring documentary about migrating birds, playing all day in the Lecture Hall.



In advance of Earth Day, as part of our Nature Initiative, we also invite you to participate in two related events: 

April 20th:  The Norwalk Valley River Trail clean-up with Mayor Harry Rilling, Keep Norwalk Beautiful, and employees of Shop Rite Supermarket, as well as other volunteers. 

April 21st:  After Dinner Conversation about Climate Change with Paul Hanle, the President of Climate Central (7:30 pm). 

Please note that there will be photography and videography on site all day.

We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing for being active and outdoors, and bringing sunscreen and bug spray. Organic repellant will be provided on site.

Carpooling is recommended, as our capacity during the Earth Day Celebration will be limited to the Grace Farms parking lot.  

Children and Families
Adults
Seniors
Teens

Nature

Join Grace Farms in our Earth Day celebration with insightful activities and programs for all ages centered around preserving open space, restoring wildlife, and exploring the natural world.

Earth Day Activities

10 am - 3 pm | Discovery Stations Children and families are invited to participate in our Discovery Stations in the Plaza--The Art of Wind Energy, Wonders of Wildlife Painting, Co-Existing with Native Wildlife, and Living Sustainably. Each station offers a new way for young families to engage with nature and learn about wildlife and sustainability.

12-12:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration Watch birds of prey soar over the River Building under the direction of professional Falconer, Brian Bradley.

1-2 pm | Guided Walk | Preserving Wild Lands Join Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, on a walk through Grace Farms' trails as he illustrates the importance of preserving open space.

1-3 pm | Progressive Reading | Silent Spring Visit the Library to hear Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a book about the powerful effect that humans have on the natural world, read aloud by a rotating group of Grace Farms Foundation staff members.

2-3 pm | Guided Walk | Born to Explore Richard Wiese, host of the Emmy-award-winning Born to Explore, will lead visitors through the walking trails as he discusses how to live an active, outdoor, nature-filled life.

3-3:30 pm | Falconry Demonstration Brian Bradley will conduct a second falconry demonstration, flying birds of prey in Grace Farms' North Pines.

4-6 pm | The Future of Wildlife Conservation Join Mark Fowler, along with experts Jim Fowler, Richard Wiese, host of Born to Explore, and Rod Khattabi, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Safety and Justice Initiative Advisor, in the Pavilion for a conversation about the future of wildlife conservation.

10 am - 6 pm | Featured Film | Winged Migration Enjoy a showing of Winged Migration, an awe-inspiring documentary about migrating birds, playing all day in the Lecture Hall.



In advance of Earth Day, as part of our Nature Initiative, we also invite you to participate in two related events: 

April 20th:  The Norwalk Valley River Trail clean-up with Mayor Harry Rilling, Keep Norwalk Beautiful, and employees of Shop Rite Supermarket, as well as other volunteers. 

April 21st:  After Dinner Conversation about Climate Change with Paul Hanle, the President of Climate Central (7:30 pm). 

Please note that there will be photography and videography on site all day.

We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing for being active and outdoors, and bringing sunscreen and bug spray. Organic repellant will be provided on site.

Carpooling is recommended, as our capacity during the Earth Day Celebration will be limited to the Grace Farms parking lot.  

Children and Families
Adults
Seniors
Teens

Nature

Date

April 22, 2017
10:00 am–6:00 pm

Venue

Grace Farms, CT