Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

Greenday: Saturday, April 28th
Community wide events, showcase activities, and learnings for a sustainable future

2018 Theme:
Water Conservation, Quality, Health, Security, & Resiliency


AROUND TOWN

9:00-9:45am
Join a guided tour or Westport's state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant located at 4 Elaine Road (off South Compo)

10:00am-Noon
Volunteer to help clean-up Westport waterways. Meet at Riverside Park off Riverside Ave. or Indian River Brook behind the train station daily pay parking area

10:00am-Noon
Learn about trees and pick up a tree seedling at the Lilian Wadsworth Arboretum


AT EARTHPLACE

10:30am-Noon
Students & Adults
Mini Symposium on Water: 

  • Learn from Dr. Andrew Hudson, Head of Water & Ocean Governance at the United Nations Development Programme about the progress being made and how, through global cooperation, we can achieve critical water, ocean, and related global sustainable goals
  • Hear from lecturer, Jessica Helfand and her Yale research team as they take a multi-disciplinary look at the Capetown, South Africa water shortage
  • Our own Fairfield County water shortage is very real. Twig Holland from Aquarion Water will explain the challenges of meeting drinking water demand and new restrictions on use

10:00am-1:00pm
Children & Families I $5pp
Explore water from many dimensions: 

  • Study a pond springing to life
  • Explore a stream and it's muddy banks
  • Dip your fingers in a Long Island Sound touch tank teeming with critters
  • Follow the water flow in a Enviro-scape
  • Tour the Harbor Watch laboratory

Hear children's book author Shandly McMurray reada her favorite stories in our shady amphitheater.

11:30am-12:30pm
Box lunches available for purchase from the Westport Farmers Market


AT WAKEMAN TOWN FARM 

Noon-3:30pm
Learn about: 

  • Grab a tasty lunch at MOC, a local gastropub on wheels, serving locally sourced, seasonal fare
  • Learn Fiber arts from local wool craft hobbyists
  • Explore Solar Energy and how you can make your home more energy-efficient with C-Tec Solar
  • Learn how to save the bees and taste some honey, courtesy of Savannah Bee Company
  • Starting your own composting with guidance from the experts at UConn Home and Garden Education Center and Curbside Compost

1:00pm
Watch Cookies and Cream, our resident sheep, get haircuts by the shearing experts from Alpacaboose Farms

2:00pm
May Pole Dance called by Bill Fischer and his musical guests


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