Earth Day Festival!

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Earth Day Festival!

April 22, 10am-2pm

We’re hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22nd 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM with workshops, educational booths, food and activities!

The Festival will be held in the Art Center’s galleries, art studios, and the sculpture park and is an extension of the themes of environment and exploration present in the spring exhibitions. See our exhibitions, participate in hands-on art and science workshops, learn about ways to contribute to helping the environment! You can also speak with local naturalists, wildlife specialists, park geologists + more. This event is free and appropriate for all ages!

Events include:
Science March for Children – 9-9:30AM

What unites the sciences and the arts is an insatiable curiosity. The Art Center encourages families with kids to bring a poster and join us & marches worldwide in celebrating science at all levels. The march (walking on sidewalks) begins gathering at 9am at Promenade Park (next to Mondo Marketplace) and sets off to its end point at the Art Center at 9:30am.

Organizations who will be participating include:
Tesla Community Incubator Space – Adults and kids of all ages can learn more about the inventor, engineer and physicists Nikola Tesla through projects and demonstrations.

NJ Drone Academy – Watch drones in action, and get a chance to navigate one yourself!

Maker Depot – Do a hands on project with various tools and technologies.

Ninth Wave Global – Adults will be interested to learn about this think tank which works in unknown or forgotten territories over the horizon generating space for investigation and positive change in environmental, community and social settings.

The Trailside Nature and Science Center – Kids will love learning with this interactive museum dedicated to the natural world & overlooking Watchung Reservation and be able to touch local mosses, animal bones and crystals.

The Great Swamp Watershed Association – Check out the Passaic watershed topographic model and learn how to protect our waterways and our land.

Greenfaith – Learn about how our diversity and shared humanity can unite us to protect the environment and fill out a postcard for a politician to help protect environmental laws.

The Rahway River Watershed Association –  Learn about the local watershed that remains resilient remarkable natural areas teaming with wildlife tucked in pockets along the various branches of the river and participate in making artwork with found natural materials.

The spring exhibitions on view include:

Matt Jensen: Park Wonder
Jessica Rohrer: Neighborhood Watch
Alice Momm: A Conversation with Trees

+ Interactive artwork by Brian Fernandez-Halloran – Adults and kids will love adding to this hand cranked sculpture!

For more information contact Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement at 908.273.9121 ext. 213

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