Earth Day Festival
Tucson Earth Day
A Community Celebration Of The Environment.
Scenes from the 22nd Annual Earth Day Festival – “Cycling With Cyclovia”
This year the Earth Day Festival partnered with Cyclovia on Sunday April 10, 2016 at Himmel Park. SAEMS was a platinum sponsor of the Earth Day Festival. The Earth Day booth collected materials to decorate bikes and was a huge success!
On April 12, 2014, the annual Tucson community Earth Day Festival and Parade was held in Reid Park. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Tucson Earth Day Festival. Approximately 4,000 people attended the festival and 110 exhibitors had information and educational displays related to energy savings, water conservation, recycling, native species, and gardening. The parade marched down 22nd Street, up County Club Road, and then into the park. Live music, dancing, and food trucks were much enjoyed by the attendees. SAEMS sponsored the Reptile Specialist's booth where the children could learn about and hold various reptiles, primarily lizards and snakes. An exciting and educational time was had by all.
SAEMS Booth A Big Hit!
The Tucson Earth Day Festival was held in Reid Park on April 21st. The SAEMS sponsored booth was wildly popular. We hired Reptile Specialists to bring about 15 snakes, lizards, and tortoises to the festival. They talked to the children about the reptiles and their habitat, food, and other interesting facts. The kids (and adults) got to hold the animals (see Barb Ricca and Ken Asch with the big South American lizard). The SAEMS booth was one of the most crowded, well-attended booths at the festival. The kids loved it.
Several SAEMS members serve on the Earth Day Festival committee, including Barb Ricca, Ken Asch, Heather Shoemaker, Frank Bonillas, Jean Bierwirth, and Dan Williams. Thanks to these SAEMS volunteers for being involved in the community and helping coordinate another successful Earth Day Festival. If you would like to be involved next year on the committee, as a sponsor, or as an exhibitor, contact Barb Ricca