Earth & Ocean Month 2018
Celebrate planet Earth all April long on Whidbey Island
Officially celebrated on April 22 each year, Earth Day is observed on Whidbey Island during the whole month of April. Collectively known as Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month, activities appeal to a wide range of interests, ages, and backgrounds.
The theme of 2018 is “Get Outside & Take Action!” A number of work parties, informational sessions, and real action is spread throughout the month. Activities include all-day festivals, lectures, art shows, work parties, field trips, and more. Participating organizations include the Citizens Climate Lobby, Goosefoot, the Greening Congregations Collaborative, Island Transit, Orca Network, Pacific Rim Institute, South Whidbey Tilth, Whidbey Audubon, Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Watershed Stewards, and more.
Bringing it all together in one location, an Earth Day Festival will take place at Bayview Corner on Saturday, April 21st from noon to 4 PM. Including learning sessions from respected experts, exhibitors from organizations all across Whidbey Island, musical events, and kids activities, the Earth Day Festival has something for everyone!
A complete schedule is available at www.whidbeyearthday.org
Welcome the Whales Festival in downtown Langley on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 features a parade, children’s activities, music, a beach cleanup, and whale watching. Meet at the Langley Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 Am and Sunday at 10 AM to join the fun. For more information, visit www.orcanetwork.org or call (360) 331-3543. Additionally, Island Transit will offer a guided tour leaving from the Oak Harbor Walmart stop at 10:15 AM and heading to the festival with plenty of information and stories. For more information, call (360) 678-7771.
Rags, Rubbish, and Refuse: Artists Who Get Dirty in the Bayview Cash Store Hub Gallery features artwork made exclusively from recycled and repurposed materials from over 15 local artists. On view April 20 – May 6. Fore more information call Marian Myszkowski at (360) 321-4232.
Migratory Bird Tours led by Whidbey Audubon to Delta, BC on Wednesday, April 18 at 10 AM and Protection Island, WA on Saturday, April 21 at 7 AM. These trips will take bird enthusiasts on trips of a lifetime. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Kim Shepard at (360) 720-1711 for the Delta BC trip or Sharon Gauthier at (425) 466-2460 for Protection Island.
Earth Day Festival features exhibitors from all over Whidbey Island, educational lectures, children’s activities, and more. Join us on Saturday, April 21 from 12 PM to 4 PM at 5642 Bayview Road, Langley.
Prairie Days Festival on April 27-28 at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship in Coupeville, featuring guided tours, a native plant sale, and more at 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville. For more information, call (360) 678-5586.
Movies, work parties, field trips, and additional lectures and pub talks will take place throughout Whidbey during the month of April.