Brevard College EarthFest
Porter Center Amphitheater
rain site: TBA
Brevard College will celebrate Earth Day this year with a number of earth-friendly events, including the College’s annual EarthFest and two screenings of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet”.
All events are open to the community.
The College’s annual EarthFest celebration will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the amphitheatre next to the Porter Center for Performing Arts. The free family-friendly event includes environmental activities; a local craft/art sale; kid’s art sale, a kid’s village; informational booths; locally prepared cuisine; and more.
Children will have chance to create crafts from recycled materials as well as meet animals from Earthshine Nature Center. A tie dye booth, sponsored by The Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, will also be available.
Music will be provided throughout the day by rock and jazz fusion drummer Jeff Sipe as well as the Brevard Academy Band and the Davidson River Taiko Drummers.
Raffles for free rain barrels, sponsored by Gaia Herbs, will also be offered.
Screenings of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22. The film, which explores grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change, will be held in the College’s Dunham Auditorium. Tickets to the screenings are $1 for students and $5 at the door. Online tickets are available for $2.50 by contacting Nicola Karesh at email@example.com. Money raised will be used to fund community art murals, “adopted by” stakes for downtown planters and activities to benefit local youth.
Earthfest and Earth Day events are organized by the Earthfest Planning Committee and sponsored by the Brevard College Campus Life Division, BC Greens, the Brevard College Division of Science and Mathematics, Gaia Herbs and the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association.
In addition to the activities planned on campus, Brevard College students, faculty and staff will visit local elementary schools as part of the College’s Environmental Education Endeavor. This is the 11th year the College has taught environmental education to local elementary students