Tag: Earth Week
What can literature do to help solve the world's problems? This question surrounds a new genre of fiction that's been "heating up" the literary scene. Viewed by some as a subgenre of sci-fi and by others as a new genre in its own right, "cli-fi" is the term being used to describe the slate of recently emerged novels that highlight climate change.
How exactly does a satellite work? What can they study? Join Dr. Matt Rogers of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) for an interactive presentation on how satellites communicate information and what we can learn from them. Appropriate for students ages 11 and up.
A community naturalist from Audubon Rockies will show us methods of supporting wildlife by “wildscaping” your yard. If every gardener practiced wildscaping for 1/10 of one acre, it would equal 3.8 million acres of wildlife habitat.
Julia Ferguson from Adams County Sustainability will provide green-thumbs-in-training with the opportunity to discover all of the amazing things plants can do for people. In this interactive workshop, participants will plant a seed in a biodegradable pot that they can take home and plant just in time for spring. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Join the City of Thornton for an information program about water conservation and recycling. Appropriate for ages up to12 and their families. No registration required.
Meteorologist Chris Spears of CBS Channel 4 will lead a presentation on severe weather. Spears reports weeknights from the Mobile Weather Lab and maintains a strong passion for meteorology education. Join us to learn more about the causes and impacts of extreme weather conditions.
"Rain doesn't fall the same on all" is a saying that really proves to be true. How often have you seen it pour in your neighborhood, while just a few blocks away it's dry? Help the National Weather Service by tracking rainfall in your own backyard. Join Noah Newman, education coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, to discover easy ways that all ages can be part of a grassroots effort to help scientists measure precipitation across the globe.
Local plant expert Jeri Cretti begins a series of workshops on successful gardening. The first workshop celebrates Earth Week with seed bombs. Learn to reseed the landscape with potting soil, pottery clay mix, water and seeds. Roll this mixture into small balls, toss into an area waiting to be planted and wait for the flowers to grow. Join us for the next workshop on May 6, which will focus on planting shrubs and trees.
Join us for a special science-inspired story time with the authors of “What in the World is Happening to Our Climate?” Dr. Lisa Gardiner of the UCAR Center for Science Education and co-author Dr. Diane Stanitski of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division will read their elementary-level storybook that explores climate science. A free copy of the book will be available to all attendees.