April 2014





April 20, 10 am-2 pm

BioPark Party for the Planet

The Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and the Zoo

What can you do to protect the planet and its animals and plants? Hands-on activities, discovery stations, talks and demonstrations. Children’s Seed Festival. Activities free with admission. 505.764.6214


April 20, 10 am-3 pm

Petroglyph National Monument

Activities including safe solar viewing, live raptor presentation, Wild Wolf Sanctuary and hands-on activities. Free. http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit/events.htm


April 21, 10 am-6 pm

Celebrate the Earth Festival

La Montañita Co-op, 3500 Central SE

Info booths, music, dance, face painting, kids’ activities. Kids’ Bike Rodeo and education. 505.217.2027


April 21, 11 am-1 pm

Junkado Parade

Silver Ave. beginning at Yale, moving east to Tulane

25 groups and community organizations with kinetic bikes and human-powered sculpture derby. Sculptures and costumes made of recycled materials. 505.217.2027


April 22, 10 am-1 pm

ABQ Earth Day Event

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Promoting Resource Conservation & Management” with the NM Green Chamber, the Nature Conservancy, city of ABQ, Sierra Club, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (who will bring a wolf), Avian Ambassadors (who will bring raptors), Bosque School, alternative energy companies, and special guests including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and State Land Commissioner Ray Powell. 505.923.9013, reeds@hotelandaluz.com


April 22, 10 am-2 pm

6th Annual Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers’ Market

Cornell Mall, east of Student Union, UNM

Food, displays and activities, including an alternative transportation exhibition and bicycle auction. http://sustainability.unm.edu


April 27-28, 10 am-4 pm

City of ABQ Open Space Recycled Art Fair

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Make and craft projects, kids’ activities, music, food and more. Learn about the Bosque conservation project. 505.897.8831





April 12, 12-4 pm

Family Day

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place

Families are invited to participate in activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. Noon-2 programs are geared toward K-5. Join Nani Chacón and Heidi Brandow in a community mural workshop from 2-3. There will be chalk Street Art Under the Portal and sing-along and storytelling with Shkeme Garcia from 3-4. Free. 888.922.4242


April 19, 2-4 pm

Native Plant Walk
Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

A class on native plant identification, medicinal uses and natural history. $10 suggested donation. Kids free. Ampersandproject.org


April 21, 1-4 pm

Bring Earth Day Home

SF Children’s Museum

Inspiration, information and community. Family-friendly demonstrations and hands-on activities of sustainable practices to be implemented at home. Food & music. $2 admission for NM residents. 505.989.8359, www.artsofnature.org


April 21, 2-2:30 pm

SF Community College

Tour of Aquaponic and Hydroponic Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

SFCC School of Trades, Technology and Professional Studies


April 22, 10 am-2 pm

Earth Day Resource Fair, Tours

SF Community College

Community and campus resources. 11:30 am-12 pm: Presentation of Bioenergy and tour of Biofuels Lab; 2-3:30 pm: Green Building presentation and tour of Energy Efficiency Lab. 505.428.1000, http://www.sfcc.edu


April 22, 6 pm

Earth Day Labyrinth Walk

Frenchie’s Park

Celebrate 15 years of “Earth Prayer for World Peace.” 505.954.4495, earthprayers@hotmail.com


April 22, 5:30 pm

Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability in the Southside

Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive

Learn about the Sustainable SF Plan and join a community conversation. This event is supported by Earth Day Network, a national organization seeking to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. SF has been selected to become one of six spotlight Green Cities in the US. See newsbite, page 31.


April 23, 12-1 pm

Free Money – Simple, Sustainable Tips for your Life

SFCC Jémez Rooms

505.428.1000, http://www.sfcc.edu


April 26

Energy Efficiency and Building Science Talks

SF Community College

Nationally known expert and Energy Vanguard blogger Allison Bailes will speak from 9 am-12 pm on HVAC: What Goes Wrong and How to Do It Right. $50. Scholarships available. From 2-3 pm, for the general public she will speak on Energy Efficiency Myths. 505.428.1805


April 26, 11:30-12 pm and 1-1:30 pm

Bioenergy Presentation and Tour of Biofuels Lab

SFCC School of Trades, Technology and Professional Studies


April 26, 12-4 pm

HOME: Earth Day at the Railyard

Railyard Park

Large-scale collaboration of local groups involved in education, conservation, multi-arts, environmental and social justice, and creative community engagement. Procession, music, poetry, visual arts, storytelling, performances, community participation. earthdaysantafe.info


April 26, 2:30-3:30 Ride; 3:30-5:30 Celebration


Railyard Park to Zona del Sol

Support one of the first solar projects on the Southside, organized and led by local youth. The ride’s theme is climate change mitigation, alternative transportation and healthy lifestyles. Upon arrival there will be a ribbon cutting for the solar system, performances and art installation. See newsbite, page 31. Registration/information: 505.699.1025, www.earthcare.org


April 26-27

Solar Fiesta at SFCC

SF Community College

Exhibits, demonstrations, info@nmsea.org, www.nmsea.org

April 27, 9 am-5 pm

Community Day/Earth Day

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Cam. Lejo

Origami making. Free to NM residents/students. 505.471.9103, www.santafebotanicalgarden.org





April 4-6

Earth Day Symposium

Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, Abiquiú, NM

The Gathering of Waters. A deep examination of our relationship to water. Ritual & ceremony will engage body, mind and spirit. 505.685.1000, GhostRanch.org


4-19, 10 am

Earth Day Celebration

Coronado Historic Site

505.867.5351, www.nmmonuments.org/calendar


April 20, 10 am

Earth Day Hike

Jémez Historic Site

Strenuous hike over rough terrain up Oak Canyon led by Jémez Rangers. Free. 575.829.3530, www.nmmonuments.org/calendar


April 20-28

National Parks Week

NM National Parks and Monuments

National parks suspend entry fees.


April 22, 5:30-7 pm

Adventures with Ed”

Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central, Los Alamos, NM

Jack Loeffler will give a talk about his good friend, author Edward Abbey. Presented by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the NM Humanities Council. 505.662.0460, Programs@Pajarito.org





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