Earth Day – April 22, 2020 – Join us for Earth Day Teton Valley, a virtual celebration.
Due to COVID-19, we’ve taken the Earth Day celebration on-line on Facebook. Throughout the day, there will be lots of interesting presentations and activities for the whole family. You can also watch the recordings on your own schedule.
Check it out at Earth Day 2020 – Teton Valley
Here are some of the presentations you can view:
Friends of the Teton River – Lifeblood: From Farms to Fish
In Teton Valley, Idaho declines in the underground aquifer and water supply are having a big impact on local livelihoods, fish, and wildlife. In response, a group of local farmers and ranchers, agencies, and conservation groups are finding solutions to change the way we work together and how water is managed to sustain the future of our agricultural heritage and the Teton River.
Full Circle Education – Tetonia Garden video
Learn how to get involved with sustainable living and a virtual tour of the greenhouse.
Henry’s Fork Wildlife Alliance – Fun Wildlife Quizzes for All Ages!
Greater Yellowstone is home to a spectacular wealth of wildlife. Henrys Fork Wildlife Alliance will present a collection of fun, short quizzes for people of all ages. Test your knowledge and learn about the appearance, behavior, and migrations of some of the iconic species of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!
Landganics – Organic Weed Control
Why are pollinators important? How can we protect pollinators and control our weeds? – Organic Weed Control – Discuss weeds, Methods, tools, timing
Additional presentations on bees: https://pesticidestewardship.org/pollinator-protection/presentations/
Mountain Academy – “Learning is in Our Nature” Learning and growing at Mountain Academy, a place-based approach promoting environmental awareness and care.
Teton County Library (Alta Branch)– Story Time
Reading of Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (ages 4-6)
Teton County University of Idaho Extension and 4-H – Presentation on pollinators and our ecosystem in Teton Valley. A slide show that educates about the traits that make our ecosystem unique and what times of plants best help pollinators and the land.
Teton Full Circle Farm – a slideshow of local pollinators on local farm flowers by local photographer Jonathan Selkowitz
Teton Geo Center – Paint.Team Available all day to create. https://paint.team/teton-living/
Community art celebrating community and nature, Live interactive online program
Friends of the Teton River- aquifer recharge program video
Teton Regional Land Trust – Swans, Cranes, and Spring Birds (3 presentations)
- Learn about the Trumpeter Swan Project and watch a beautiful video of swans;
- We will tell you about the Greater Yellowstone Sandhill Crane Initiative and share photos from our Crane Cams;
- Celebrate Spring Bird Migrations and enjoy a birding video from Market Lake, we will share birding resources with you.
Teton Valley Community Recycling – Family Scavenger Hunt & Crafts (for ages 3-93)
Join TVCR to learn more about local recycling and waste reduction with some fun activities and a chance to win raffle prizes – gift certificate for dinners, donuts, or milkshakes. (30 min.)
Teton Valley Community Recycling – TerraCycle
Learn more about our local TerraCycle program for “hard to recycle” items like toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, used contact lenses, beauty products, and much more. (2 min)
Teton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – Facebook LIVE at 4pm
Wildlife in our current climate: Why should we change our behavior and how?
Topics include the importance of wildlife rehabilitation in our current climate, the current relationship between COVID-19 and wildlife, and how we can improve our behavior.
About 30 minutes, for everyone!
US Forest Service Caribou-Targhee – Birds
Short educational update on local birds in our area and link to some cool resources
Then I will work on building bird feeders with my three kids that people can hang in their yards.
Valley of the Tetons Library – Earth Day Animated E-cards
Earth Day Animated E-Cards, Photo montage from the entries to our E-card challenge, 15-20 minutes
Valley of the Tetons Library – Earth Day Storytime
Listen to some stories about animals and songs to remind us how to care for mother nature. We will include ideas for some crafts. Join us for a fun time geared towards pre-school kiddos.
VARD (Valley Advocates for Responsible Development) – The Lorax. LIVE@1 pm
Read aloud of The Lorax with a Facebook LIVE Q&A of how The Lorax concepts pertain to Teton Valley.