April 2017

Earth Day Events




April 19–22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration

ABQ Biopark

Learning experiences that explore how our actions matter to plants, animals and the ecosystem. Discovery stations and hands-on activities. $4–$12.50. 4/19: The Aquarium; 4/20: The Zoo; 4/21: Tingley Beach; 4/22: The Botanic Garden. 505.848.7180, biopark@cabq.gov, www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/earth-day-celebration


April 20, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

UNM’s 9th Annual Sustainability Expo

Cornell Mall, east of the Student Union building, 8900 Central SE

Local growers’ market, alternative transportation, interactive displays and demos on energy conservation, waste reduction and sustainable lifestyle practices. Handcrafted art, entertainment and food trucks. Organized by UNM Sustainability Studies students. https://abqstew.com/2017/03/14/save-the-date-2/


April 22, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Resilience Garden

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Special volunteer gardening event. 505.843.7270


April 22, 10am–4 pm; April 23, 10 am–4 pm

ABQ Home & Garden Show

Expo NM

A resource for home improvement enthusiasts and gardeners. Workshops, demos, exhibits. $7/$5/12 & under free. www.abqhomeandgardenshow.com


April 22, 2–4 p.m.

ABQ March for Science

Civic Plaza

A march in solidarity with the March for Science in Washington, D.C. to defend and celebrate science. https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceABQ/


April 22, 2–7 p.m.

Río Grande Water Festival

Sawmill Village Plaza, 1751 Bellamah NW, Albuquerque

Celebrating community, water conservation, Mill Pond Refuge. Entertainment, food and family-friendly activities. Free. 505.563.0615, www.nmwatercollaborative.org


April 22

Abrazos on Earth Day

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd St. SW

Community celebration of environmental justice. Free and family-friendly. www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147599603



April 23, 10 a.m–5:30 pm

La Montañita Co-op Earthfest

Nob Hill co-op on Silver St. between Carlisle and Tulane

Community festival. Farming/gardening experts, booths for environmental, social and economic issues, artists and craftspeople, live entertainment. Free. Robin: 505.217.2027, robin@lamontanita.coop




April 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m

Community Day at the Garden

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

Free admission for NM residents. Docent tours. https://santafebotanicalgarden.org/april-community-day-at-the-garden/


April 22, 11 am–2 pm

March for Science

NM State Capitol

12–1 pm: Rally, speakers. Science expo booths. https://sciencemarchsfnm.com/the-event/event-details/


April 22, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Santa Fe Children’s Museum

1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Hands-on activities and special guests in the Earthworks Garden. Bake cookies in a traditional adobe horno and solar oven, race a solar car. 505.989.8359, http://santafechildrensmuseum.org


April 22, 2–5 pm

Spring Festival

Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora

Kid-friendly activities, scavenger hunt, costume catwalk, crafts & games. Free admission. Activity tickets: $2. All-access $30 or 2/$50. 505.983.8212, https://desertmontessori.com/


April 22, 6 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo St.

Earth Day celebration featuring Stephen Pett, Judith Toler, Kristen Barendsen, Janie Chodosh, Helga Schimkat and Donald Levering. Presented by Michael Dax of Defenders of Wildlife. mdax@defenders.org


April 23, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m

Seed School

Railyard Park, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Workshop offering a comprehensive overview of why bioregional seed saving is so important. Practical, hands-on activities and engaging lectures. $65/$52. Includes lunch. Presented by S.F. Master Gardeners and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. belle@rockymountainseeds.org, https://www.rockymountainseeds.org




April 21–22

Renewable Energy Festival

Northern NM College, 921. N. Paseo de Oñate

Learn about solar, wind, geothermal, green building and how to save energy in your home. Demonstrations, family activities, food, entertainment. Dancing Earth troupe, Ohkay Owingeh youth hoop dancers, Peñasco Theater Collective, Moving Arts Española, flamenco, Cipriano Vigil and others. 4/21, 6–8 p.m.; 4/22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. 505.570.0300, info@movingartsespanola.org




April 22, 10 a.m–2 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration

Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Rd.

Hands-on activities for kids, planetarium shows, booths, music, food. Free. 505.662.0460, http://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=18020


April 22, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Green Design

Celebrate the spirit of Earth Day in this general introduction to green design presented by Suzette Fox. Learn to use sustainable products in fun, inspired ways to create a beautiful home. $50. Information/registration: http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/index.html



April 22, 9 am–3 pm

Home & Garden Expo

Taos Youth & Family Center, 407 Paseo del Cañón E

Free admission. Presented by the Taos Chamber of Commerce. 575.751.8800




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