We are celebrating Earth Day by marching, advocating for scientifically based legislation and creatively educating our kids.
Thursday April 20th
Drop by after school or when you get off work for pizza & bees! We want to make this fun and stress free, so this is a dedicated craft time to work on costumes for your family. Please bring paper bags to be recycled into grass hats, and cardboard for making information / protest signs. Reach out to us for any other craft collaboration ideas! There will be some folks there educating kids about pollinators and stay tuned to our social media for more information. Isabella Cannon Park, 4-7pm.
Friday April 21st
Join the College of Sciences for a fun, family-friendly event "State of the Sciences: Live! At the Library" in one of NC State’s most iconic buildings, the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The event will feature activities for science lovers of all ages, including hands-on demos, fun and informative talks, tours of the library and its technology capabilities, along with food, wine and NC State beer. The event, which will be part of the North Carolina Science Festival, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 6-9pm.
Saturday April 22nd - Earth Day - March for Science
Official details are still coming together, but we will gather in downtown Raleigh and march to a rally in Moores Square. Start time around 10am.
This satellite march is part of the national movement, stating this is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.
Legislative Advocacy for HB 363 with Toxic Free NC
We will also follow up with legislative advocacy through Toxic Free NC to support HB363 which protects NC pollinators. The bill has an end of April deadline to get out of committee or it's dead. So let's celebrate Earth Day with legal protection for our bees.
The March for Science specifically advocates for using science as the basis for policy making, so let's follow the lead and make it happen here in NC!