Come celebrate Fernie Earth Day with Wildsight
A day filled with free events at the Fernie Heritage Library and other locations around town.
Stay tuned for the full schedule, here are the 2016 events:
Piles of fun heading your way….
Kick off your day with the “Trash Bash Challenge”. Find an outdoor area that you love and take initiative to clean up your neighbourhood. Grab your friends and family and get outside to make a difference. Take a photo and post it to the Earth Day Fernie Facebook page, www.facebook.com/earthdayfernie with hashtag #TrashBashChallenge With your post, include how many bags, how many people and how much time you spend cleaning up your neighbourhood. Prizes will be awarded for participation.
Grab your camera or cell phone and become part of the ‘Get Wild Challenge’. Get outside, take some deep breaths, see the beauty and take some photos. Share your great photo-ops on www.facebook.com/earthdayfernie hashtag #GetWild Challenge. Let us know why you love spending time in nature on Earth Day. Tell us how much time you spent outside and what you did. At the end of the day, visit our Facebook page to discover what others have done! You might get some great ideas – it’s all good clean FUN! Prizes will be awarded for participating in the Get Wild Challenge.
Get ready to garden with the EcoGarden’s Seed Swap. Bring your own locally grown seeds to swap or bring money to donate for seeds that you take home. The Seed Swap will offer information about Seeds of Diversity, a resources of locally grown seeds and local growing information. 3-6pm at the Library
TODDLER TIME – STORYTIME
Toddlers (ages 0-2) and their caregivers are welcomed to the Library for environmental stories, songs and fingerplays. 11:15-noon at the Library
THINK TANK CINEMA FILMS
View an amazing selection of Think Tank Cinema films that may be borrowed to view in the comfort of your own home. These inspiring environmental films were selected as part of the Think Tank Cinema series
Come on down to the Fernie Heritage Library for some serious fun. Get your face painted and make a button. Join in on a nature activity in the library garden. It’s all free, and it all happens from 3-6pm at the Library.
Learn all about soil with the Elk River Alliance. Participate in hands on activities and experiments using dirt to clean water. Family fun for all ages. 3-6pm at the Library
Bid on a great selection of eco-friendly products and services. All proceeds to benefit the Wildsight Elk Valley Branch. Bidding closes promptly at 5:30 PM
EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE: Root Cellar Round-up
Gather, Forage &/or Prepare a glimpse of what’s left from your 2015 Harvest. Create a beautiful offering…in a basket, a meal, a glass jar, or otherwise to showcase how you extend the bounty of your harvest into the next growing season. Enter with LOCAL home grown produce or sourced in BC or AB within 200KM. -Check back soon for judging guidelines
Where: The Fernie Heritage Library Courtyard
Cost: $5 Entry fee
When: Entries accepted between 3-5pm Judging at 5:30 pm
ECO SPEAKER SERIES
Short & informative presentations & Q&As with knowledgable experts on topics like:
Winter Food Storage
Bear Proof Communities
Cold Climate Gardening & More