Longmont Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Youth & Teen Earth Day Program | 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
We’re In This Together: Equitable Climate Action in Longmont | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth & Teen Earth Day Program | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Youth & Teen Earth Day Program will consist of two online sessions: the first session for elementary-aged youth and the second for students in middle through high school. The morning session for younger participants will feature an interactive presentation with the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center followed by a bilingually presented recycled arts and crafts activity. The events for our older students will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with conversation and advice on how to start an environmental club. Then, we will begin our Youth Visions for the Future Film Festival, viewing and discussing submissions from our local student filmmakers.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | K-5 Youth Program
- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Longmont Wildlife Rescue
- Join us to learn how local nonprofit Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center takes care of abandoned and injured wildlife! During this interactive presentation, participants will discover new local species and find out how to help orphaned wild animals.
- Presenter: Claudia Laprise, Volunteer & Outreach Manager with Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Recycled Environmental Art Activities
- These bilingually presented art activities will guide participants through creating their own artwork using materials found at home! Materials needed include: cardboard, two cardboard tubes, nature pictures, yarn or string, glue, markers, paint and/or paint pens.
- Presenters: Mary Claire Collins, Kindergarten teacher, La escuela bilingue Pioneer, BVSD, Stephanie Potter, 3rd Grade Teacher, Eagle Crest Elementary School, SVVSD
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Teen Program
- 1:00- 2:00 p.m. Environmental Club Student Panel
- Join local high school students for a panel discussion about running an environmental club, and tips for event and campaign planning.
- Panelists: Ana Greer, Longmont High School, Rakhi Kataria, Silver Creek High School, Earth Guardians, Youth Sustainability Board
- Moderator: Maya Beauvineau, Niwot High School
- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Youth Visions for the Future Film Festival
- Enjoy a collection of short environmentally-focused films made by local youth filmmakers.
- Hosted by: Allie Hummer, Silver Creek High School, Jorge Arroyo, Longmont High School
Registration required. Whether you plan on attending one or both sessions, you only need to register once and will use the same link for both webinars. Thank you for joining us for this exciting day of events!
We're In This Together: Equitable Climate Action in Longmont | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Co-hosting with the Longmont Museum
Climate change affects everyone, and everyone can do something about it. As part of SRL's virtual Earth Day Celebration at the Longmont Museum, join the Equitable Climate Action Team (ECAT) on Saturday, April 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to learn about what Longmont is doing to promote economic and racial justice and equity while mitigating climate change. The evening will include a live panel with members of ECAT, as well as an opportunity for the public to ask questions and find out how to get involved. This is a bilingual event, and Spanish and English interpretation will be provided.
We are excited to welcome our community panelists to this year’s Earth Day celebration!
- Garrett Chappell - Local Artist and Climate Advocate
- Osbaldo Jane Gomez - Longmont Senior Center Latino Chorus
- Iris J. Prieto - Cultural Broker, Promotora, and Founder of HOLA
- Rachel Zelaya - Small Business Owner and Neighborhood Organizer
The panel will be moderated by Katie Doyle Myers, Executive Director of Philanthropiece Foundation.
Ways to Watch:
- Longmont Museum's Facebook LIVE
- Longmont Museum's Live Stream Webpage
- Local Comcast Channel 8/880
- Longmont Public Media's Roku App
Watch in Spanish: