Earth Week Sandpoint 2019

Schedule of Events

Earth Day, Monday, April 22

3-5 pm. #TrashTag Challenge @ the Library. The Library’s teen program will head outside to clean up Division St.  Refreshments after. All 7th-12th graders welcome.

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All Week: The Library and Kaniksu Land Trust present StoryWalks™!

Dover Bay Park features Wake Up! by Helen Frost, a book about new life in the spring

McNearney Park in Ponderay features On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole, about how allowing wild plants to come up changes an area’s habitat.

Bonner County StoryWalks™ are a partnership of Kaniksu Land Trust, The Library, City of Dover, and City of Ponderay. Learn more about StoryWalks™ at Facebook.com/BonnerStoryWalks.

Climate change posters created by Sandpoint High School students will be displayed at the Library.


Tuesday, April 16

11 am. A Special Earth Week Storytime @ the Library. Kids will learn about pollinators in this week’s special Earth Week Storytime. Stories and crafts for kids and their caregivers. Info: 263-6930 ext. 1211 or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

5:30 pm. Sorting Scientific Facts From Fiction: Doubting Climate Change?  Speaker: Gabrielle Duebendorfer, ND. There is confusion and doubt about what facts and scientists to believe with regard to climate change. Both sides of the issue claim that the other is ruled by conspiracy or misinformation campaigns. If you are on the fence about climate change come to this presentation to learn how to sort scientific fact from fiction in a very complex issue. The speaker and moderator for this program is Gabrielle Duebendorfer, ND, a founder of the Sandpoint Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby and builder of bridges between opposing sides of the issue.  East Bonner County Library, Sandpoint branch community rooms. Information: 265-2665.

Did you miss it? View the video of the presentation, courtesy of Idaho News Report


Wednesday, April 17

2:30 pm. Afterschool Science @ the Library. Learn all about the insects and animals that pollinate our foods and flowers, and what you can do to protect them. Everyone will take a flower home.  East Bonner County Library, Community Room B. Info: 263-6930 ext. 1211 or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

3-5 pm. Virtual Reality Shorts @ the Library. Experience the two special short films Chasing Coral and Fire: Climate Change in immersive, spectacular virtual reality. First-come, first served. 15-minute drop-in sessions. Sandpoint branch. Information: 263-6930.

5:30 pm. Science Cafe: Extreme Weather Events. Speaker: Robin Fox, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane. Robin will address recent trends in extreme weather events and how they are affecting emergency preparedness. Robin Fox has been a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Spokane for over 20 years, tracking storms and forecasting the weather for eastern Washington and north IdahoThis program is a science-related casual discussion. East Bonner County Library, Sandpoint branch community rooms. Information 265-2665.

Did you miss it? View the video of the presentation courtesy of Idaho News Report.

See the Powerpoint presentation (PDF): Sandpoint Weather Talk

4:30-6 pm. Arts, Crafts, & Creations @ the Library.  Celebrate this year’s Earth Day global theme, Protect Our Species, by buildng pollinator habitats. Every Wednesday in April we will tackle a new project to support bees, bats, butterflies and birds. Info: 263-6930ext. 1245.


Thursday, April 18

3-5 pm. Virtual Reality Shorts @ the Library. Experience the two special short films Chasing Coral and Fire: Climate Change in immersive, spectacular virtual reality. First-come, first served. 15-minute drop-in sessions. Sandpoint branch.Information: 263-6930.

6 pm. Why Journalism Matters. Speaker: David Barsamian, Host, Alternative Radio on the Pacifica Network, heard locally on KRFY 88.5 Sandpoint Community Radio. An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion,” said Jefferson.  Journalism, at least in theory, has one essential job: to dig out and communicate the facts about what powerful individuals and institutions are doing. And to hold them accountable. No one is above criticism. Mr. Barsamian is one of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, and his latest book co-authored with with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversation on the Rising Threats to Democracy.  East Bonner County Library, Sandpoint branch community rooms. Information 265-2665.

Did you miss it? View the video of the presentation, courtesy of Idaho News Report.

Podcast available at krfy.org.


Friday, April 19

10 am-1 pm. Virtual Reality Shorts @ the Library. Experience the two special short films Chasing Coral and Fire: Climate Change in immersive, spectacular virtual reality. By reservation only by calling 263-6930.

7 pm. Chasing Coral: Film screening and discussion. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. This program will raise funds to send Sandpoint High School students to the Dominican Republic for a service learning experience on reef and mangrove restoration. Admission is free, donations encouraged. Raffle and silent auction. Little Panida Theater. Information: 208-946-3658.


Saturday, April 20

10 am. Saving Snow: Film screening and discussion.  Saving Snow is a film about how winters are warming and affecting snowpack and how ski towns and the snow sports industry are adjusting to those changes. Panel discussion to follow.

Panel members: Tom Chasse, CEO, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Kevin Davis, Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center – US Forest Service; Danny Tappa, Hydrologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service – SNOTEL Survey.  Moderated by Chris Bessler.

East Bonner County Library, Sandpoint branch community rooms. Information 265-2665.

A Special StoryWalk™ @ the Library. Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray – learn about pollinators.


1-4 pm. Earth Day Celebration: Saving Our Species. Farmin Park. 

Guest Speakers

* Washington School 6th grade Plastic Recycling Program
* Earth Day programs of Washington Elementary School, Southside Elementary School and Sandpoint Waldorf School.

Exhibitors, activities and games from over 30 organizations. Earth-friendly food and other vendors.

     Green food by Mandala

     Paint a cloth bag to go shopping
     Dream board
     Giant bubbles
     Butterfly dance
…and more!Young participants will win reusable bamboo cutlery for visiting activities. Parents and adults get a set as a gift for a donation to fund the event at the 350Sandpoint.org table, where there will also be raffle items from local businesses.

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Music:  Doug Bond, Beth Pederson, Sam Corett (Children’s Songs about the Earth)
Gaia’s Daughters
Allegro tap dancers
Beth Weber and Bella Note
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint children’s performance group
2-4 pm. Virtual Reality Shorts @ the Library. Experience the two special short films Chasing Coral and Fire: Climate Change in immersive, spectacular virtual reality. By reservation only by calling 263-6930.

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