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Earth Day | The Wonder of Trees
April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Forests play a central role in the well-being of our ecosystems. They sustain biodiversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being. This Earth Day, join Grace Farms for a day of family-friendly activities celebrating the wonder of trees and encouraging us all to take part in forest conservation.
Spring Tree Walks
Experience the beauty of flowering trees in the spring and learn how to identify them as Laura Green from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environment points out the more than 50 species of trees on site at Grace Farms.
Discover the joy of painting nature and wildlife with coloring pages from artist Betsey Fowler.
The Flourishing Life and Trees
In addition to being a critical part of our ecosystem, trees are also an important religious and cultural symbol. Join Dr. Matthew Croasmun, Faith Initiative Director, and Katie Grosh, Faith Initiative Coordinator, to explore the importance of living in balance with nature.
Find the Lines
Meander through the black locust grove and find lines in the landscape. Led by the Arts Initiative, this activity invites children and families to weave recycled yarn through the trees, encouraging us to consider the interrelatedness of life.
Discover the incredible climate benefits of trees and forests during a walk through our 80 acres with Nature Initiative Director Mark Fowler.
Birds and the Trees
Join Master Birder Frank Mantlik to learn about the more than 100 species of birds at Grace Farms that rely on trees for food, shelter, and nesting.
Reconnect with nature and engage your senses, feelings, and emotions. A certified forest bathing guide will help participants to discover the power of nature’s ability to alleviate stress and anxiety and improve our focus, wellness, and mental health.
Soaring Through the Treetops
Falconer Brian Bradley guides birds of prey along the treetops of Grace Farms as he discusses these majestic creatures and the importance of trees to their survival.
Plant an Oak
Over 250 species of life thrive in oak trees. Take an oak seedling home with you to plant and join us in creating and protecting the forests and wildlife of tomorrow.
Visit the Library for a curated selection of books and resources about the power of trees and the importance of conserving our forests.