Earth Day Events Set

BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic is inviting the public to its Earth Day celebration. It is set for Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration is being organized entirely by students, who are enthusiastically sharing their talents, creations and expertise, a college spokesman said.

COA’s student-run Earth Day combines environmental and social awareness with a variety of artistic and folkloric festivities. Among the arts activities are an African dance workshop, music performances, a drumming circle, storytelling, face painting and art displays. Look for mural-making, circus activities, slam poetry, and invisible theater as well. There also will be music sharing, so take your own instruments.


Students will be offering bird walks, a greenhouse plant sale, tours of the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, a documentary screening, primitive skills workshops, and talks about composting, Hula Hooping, a bike clean-up station, community forums, and more.

Last year’s popular Indian Holi Festival will be repeated.

The activities are all family-friendly; children are invited to participate as they wish.

A detailed schedule of activities will be available online before Earth Day and on campus that day. Throughout the day, local food vendors and COA students will be offering a range of food – but participants should feel free to take their own food, as well as musical instruments, poetry for the poetry slam and bikes for cleaning.

Events will go on rain or shine.

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