The Wilderness Fair and Earth Day Celebration is a FREE public event designed to promote sustainability, respect for the Earth, inspiration for action, awareness of climate change issues and to introduce the public to local environmental organizations and green businesses as resources for caring for our planet. This “Zero-Waste” event is put on by local organizations and supports local businesses!
A secondary goal is to provide children and adults with hands-on outdoor education and environmental activities that increase ecological awareness and inspire positive change! The event will also attract new visitors to town promoting the area as a sustainable tourist destination in support of local businesses and town services.
When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Sandstone Park, Lyons, CO
Visuals: Families participating in hands-on learning activities, children playing with a colorful parachute and in team games, making plaster cast of animals tracks and natural bird feeders, demonstrations of recycling and composting, wildlife displays, electric cars and bicycles, outdoor safety tips and FREE Rock Climbing are among other educational and fun activities.
Highlights: Entertainment includes Live Music, Storytelling, Singing, family-friendly cooperative “Earth Games”, hands-on exhibits by US Forest Service, Colorado State Forestry, The Wilderness Institute, and other local groups. Includes presentations by noted speakers and a Selfie-Photo booth with Smokey the Bear!
“A key outcome from the day is celebrating our local outdoor resources and coming together in support of Environmental Awareness and Climate Change literacy to send a message to our federal government representatives, the EPA, and other elected officials the importance for keeping strong environmental protections! As one world working together, we can keep help global warming well below two degrees!”
Brad Childs, Executive Director
Partners: Presented by The Wilderness Institute, a local non-profit organization, the event is supported by Lyons Sustainability Futures Commission, Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce, Lyons Volunteers, Red Fox Outdoor Equipment, Sacred Grove Wellness Spa, and Peaceful Valley Resort and Conference Center. Business sponsorships and in-kind support is requested!