Earth Celebration Events 2013
Chabot Space & Science Center
Earth Day Celebration
Sat, April 13
Learn about renewable energy sources and hidden power from the Galaxy Explorers. Activities are included with General Admission
East Bay Regional Park District
Sat, April 13
Enjoy these special volunteer activities in your East Bay Parks! McLaughlin Eastshore State Park - Volunteers will assist staff with the removal of an invasive species to expose an popular homeless camp sites to make it easier for the parks staff to monitor. This is an ongoing effort to restore the shoreline back to its natural condition and create a safer environment for park visitors. Redwood Regional Park - At the Brookside Picnic Area Restoration Project volunteers will assist with the delineation of a social trail and forty feet of trail cutting. Volunteers will also assist with the installation of 600 linear ft. of split rail fencing along Redwood Creek to encourage the public to stay on the trial and out of the creek. Invasive species of plants will be remove and native will be planted by volunteers to help to restore the first clear cut Redwood forest in California.
Party for the Planet
Sat, April 13
Explore a wide variety of hand-on Earth Stations, visit with local environmental organizations, get your face painted, observe beautiful animals and enjoy a day of education and fun. Marvel at a show by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland. Play with the gigantic earth ball. See live animal presentations. When people and animals learn to live together sustainably, it is a true party for the planet.
Wed, April 17
Welcome to the Exploratorium's new home at Pier 15! To celebrate this historic day, enjoy a variety of programming from morning to night. The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, they've built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Connecting the Dots: The Energy, Water, Food, and Climate Nexus
Fri, April 19
In celebration of Earth Day, leading energy researchers at Stanford from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of energy, water, food, and the environment. Drawing on their own research, speakers will illustrate and evaluate some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in others. This year we will start with energy and consider opportunities to make decisions that can have positive benefits in one area while avoiding negative or unintended consequences in another area. Symposium attendees will also be able to participate in breakout sessions, led by Stanford students and faculty, on a range of challenges associated with energy.
Earth Day SF
Sat, April, 20
This unique celebration packs a powerful day of green sustainability discussions, activism, workshops and solutions into one full day of fun and excitement for the whole family. Designed to support the Bay Area Community and beyond, Earth Day San Francisco focuses on acknowledging the local and planetary environmental challenges we all face, and inviting the public to integrate sustainable practices into their everyday lives.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Sat, April 20, 2013
9am-4pm (Times vary by location)
Earth Day is every day, but we've got some special celebrations planned on 4/20 and would love your help! We're teaming up with Peet's Coffee & Tea and the California Academy of Sciences for a day of service, sipping, and science. Pitch in at Ocean Beach, Lands End, or Fort Funston and hear fascinating chats from experts in the field. At Ocean Beach, you can also enjoy a hot cup of morning coffee to get your day of service started. Rally your friends and family – the more the merrier. Register below to reserve your spot.
Sat, April 20
Explore the awesome world of science at UC Berkeley's CalDay! Enjoy 300 unique events for all ages.
Aquarium of the Bay
Sat-Mon, April 20-22
9am-8pm Celebrate Earth Day with a weekend of energetic activities in the Aquarium, a beach cleanup at Aquatic Park, a booth in San Francisco's Earth Day festival in the Civic Center and a table at Alcatraz Landing. Join us for a weekend of earth-friendly fun!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Día Del Niño
Sun, April 21
Celebrate children and families at our 12th annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 21. Enjoy live Latin music performances, crafts, special bilingual programming and more. Free with Aquarium admission!
Lawrence Hall of Science
Science on the Sphere
Mon, April 22
Explore extreme phenomena best seen on a globe, including a climate change model for the next 100 years, glacial ice formation, the spreading of the supercontinent Pangea into today's continents, and realtime earthquake locations.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy
Mon, April 22
Energy Seminar: Clean Capital: Investing in Energy Innovation on Both Sides of the Pacific
California Academy of Science
Mon, April 22 - Planetarium Show - Fragile Planet
11:30am - 4:30pm
Fragile Planet gives audiences an astronaut's view of Earth, highlighting Earths unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might host extraterrestrial life. The show's theme — that Earth is the only known haven for life, and thus is important to protect — echoes the themes of biodiversity and sustainability.
Thu, April 25
NightLife - Spring into Summer
Get an early start on summer (a little wishful thinking never hurt anyone, right?) with Bay Area organizations blending creativity and sustainability for all to enjoy, rain or shine.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mon- Fri, April 22-26
Sustainable Berkeley Lab is hosting a series of events for Earth Week (April 22-26) to increase awareness about working and living in an environmentally sustainable manner. Several of the sessions will have live streaming for those unable to attend in person. Take the opportunity to learn more about climate change, how you can buy green at work, what the Lab is doing for waste diversion, and the future of electric vehicles. Also, discover what other green commuting alternatives are available to you.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.