EASTERN IOWA'S PREMIER EARTH DAY CELEBRATION • NEW BOHEMIA ARTS AND CULTURE DISTRICT•CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

  2017 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

 2017  ALL DAY EVENTS

10:30 AM

OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS RAPTOR PROGRAM

Outside NewBo Market

11:00 AM

NEW BOHEMIA ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

A Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street member will lead a walk through the area highlighting unique architectural features and history of the district.  (Meet at EcoFest Information Booth near NewBo Market entrance)

NOON

NEW BO TREE WALK WITH TREES FOREVER

A Trees Forever staff member will lead a tree walk featuring trees that meet the needs of urban business and home owners.  (meet at EcoFest Information Booth near NewBo Market entrance).

1:30 PM

POLLISCAPING -
DESIGNING FROM A POLLINATOR'S EYES

What can we do to help our pollinators survive and thrive?  Plant a Pollinator Garden with plants they love, and then maintain it for years to come.  This presentation will give tips and information on how to choose plants for your site, how to plant them, and what will be necessary to maintain them -- saving time and money over the years. Master Gardner Becki Lynch will present this program. At C Space in CSPS.

3:00 PM

COLIN LYONS,
GRANT WOOD FELLOW/

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

UNIVERSITY OF IA

Talk on post-industrial landscapes, geoengineering, and new art installation at Mount Trashmore.  At C Space in CSPS.

ECO FILM FESTIVAL– C SPACE at CSPS HALL

COWSPIRACY

10:30 AM

A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive     industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading     environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

(1hr, 31 minutes)

more info at...

 

THE MONARCH: A BUTTERFLY BEYOND BORDERS

12:30 PM

 The latest findings on the life cycle and migration of the familiar, yet mysterious, butterfly. (47 minutes)

More info at...

 

ECO-FAIR

Visit with local eco-vendors, enjoy interactive activities and learn about eco-related events in our community. Activites include:

  • Learn how to upscale furniture
  • Nature Playscape Area
  • Learn about windmills by playing with scale models
  • Test your nature knowledge
  • Make seed balls for the monarchs and other pollinators
  • Get your own free compost
  • Learn to compost
  • Play yard games
  • Learn to garden in your home

 

ARBONNE

 

10:00AM – 3PM

FREE FACE PAINTING BOOTH

 

INTERACTIVE COMPOSTING DEMONSTRATION

WITH AARON HANSON

 

PHOTO BOOTH – TAKE YOUR OWN ECOFUN PHOTOS (NEAR ICNC AND WICKIUP HILL BOOTHS)

 

NEW WORK FROM THE GRANT WOOD ART COLONY FELLOWS WITH COLIN LYONS AT CSPS

 

ALLIANT ENERGY

YOUR FUTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

 

BEE APART BEE TOGETHER

 

CEDAR RAPIDS LINN COUNTY SOLID WASTE AGENCY

RED WIGGLER WORMS

Interact with red wiggler worms. Learn about composting and the future of Mt. Trashmore.

 

CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY/RESTORE

 

CR SCHOOLS GREEN TEAM

 

CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS

  • Rezone, City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update
  • Solar On City Facilities And Ways To Get Involved
  • Stormeater Cost-Share For Residents
  • Bike Trail Plans And Safety
  • #1Bagblitz
  • Star Communities

 

COMPOST NINJA

 

ECO MOW LLC

 

FRIENDS OF CEDAR LAKE

Giant Connect-Four Game

 

FRIENDS OF IOWA CITY COHOUSING

 

FRIENDS OF CEDAR LAKE AND SLEEPING G BRIDGE

 

FRONTIER COOP

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR HOME

 

GREEN IOWA AMERICORPS

 

HENNA BODY ART

 

I-RENEW

 

ISU EXTENSION

 

INDIAN CREEK NATURE CENTER

 

IOWA 350

 

IOWA CITY COHOUSING

 

IOWA HENNA

 

IOWA MASTER NATURALISTS

 

LINN COUNTY CONSERVATION

 

MILKWEED MATTERS

 

MONARCHS OF EASTERN IOWA

 

MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY ENACTUS

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

PRAIRIEWOODS FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER

 

SIERRA CLUB

 

SUMMIT SCHOOLS

All about backyard bee homes.

 

TANDA NATURALS

 

TOWER GARDEN AND JUICE PLUS

 

TREES FOREVER

 

TUPPER-WARE

 

 2017 ALL DAY MUSIC AT THE NEWBO MARKET STAGE

11 AM

JONNY LIPFORD

Native American Flutist Pop/Rock

Jonny Lipford is an award-winning instrumentalist who specializes in music produced with the Native American style flute and various world flutes crafted using wood and bamboo. His movements and melodies on the wooden flutes are done with such grace and agility; one can’t help but be engaged in his music.

1 PM

DEEP DISH DIVAS

Dishin' up an eclectic mix of vintage novelties, folk,

swing, traditional, a cappella and more!

NOON

AMELIA + MELINA

Cedar Falls Indie/Folk Duo

Indie-Folk Singer-Songwriters, and sisters, from Cedar Falls. Music with an informed and unfiltered message about what it means to grow up in America.

2 PM

CEDAR COUNTY COBRAS

Cedar County Cobras have been described as contagious, acoustic, rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues. It is almost impossible to box the sound of The Cobras into one musical genre. Just know that you should be prepared to bring your dancing shoes!

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