The Concord Public Library, Concord Public Schools, The First Parish of Concord and The Umbrella are planning a wide range of programs in recognition of Earth Day beginning in mid-March and continuing throughout April.
- Concord Public Library will host a “ Celebrate the Earth” storytime and crafts at the Fowler Library on March 18 at 11 a.m. for K-2 and at 1 p.m. for Grades 3-5.
- Learn about the conservation of native pollinator systems with Dr. Robert Gegear, UMass Dartmouth, at the Main library from 6- 8 pm, March 29.
- On April 13 from 6:30- 8 pm, view the documentary “ Divide in Concord” inspired by Jean Hill’s campaign to ban single use water bottles in Concord.
- In honor of Arbor Day, the library will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway to the public on April 28.
Concord Public schools will celebrate Earth Month in late March and early April with a series of events including an Earth Hero scavenger hunt for elementary students, a climate presentation project at Concord Middle School and a series of Climate and Nature lunchtime fairs at the high school.
On April 2 at 7 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School, The First Parish of Concord, Concord Public Schools and many other groups in town are co-sponsoring Bill McKibben Speaks on Climate, Migration and Racism. This lecture is being held in memory of Peter Nichol, Educator and Climate Champion.
The Umbrella will host a series of Earth Month programs including the “Reflection” Listening to Nature “ exhibit in the Visual Arts Gallery , youth and teen vacation week programs, free family workshops culminating in the lively, outdoor celebration of Earth Day on April 22 which includes launching hand-made Earth floats in the Concord River.
Priscilla Guiney, K12 Sustainability Coordinator for Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School