Saturday, April 23, 2022
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn
Join us for an afternoon of fun in honor of this magnificent planet we call home. This event is free and open to the public. Keep your fingers crossed for a bright, sunshiny day!
Earth Day Fest events:
Earth Day Story Time with Jen!
Chewonki program: “Mammals of Maine”
This exciting and interactive program introduces students to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. View mounted animals and observes their characteristics, like teeth, feet, and fur. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal.
Craft Project: Make your own Earth Day-themed masterpiece.
Used Book Sale: Visit Pop-Up BHML to find pre-loved books and other library swag for sale.
Prize Raffles: Enter your name to win special prizes drawn throughout the day!
We’re so happy to welcome our
- Bigelow Laboratory
- Boothbay Region Clean Drinking Water Initiative
- Boothbay Region Land Trust
- Boothbay Sea & Science Center
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
- Food Security Community Connection
- Know-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
- Lincoln County Gleaners
- Merrymeeting Audubon
- The Morris Farm
Learn, craft and celebrate with
our co-sponsors all day!
Bonus Earth Day fun!
2:00 p.m. at the Harbor Theatre
Join our Earth Day Fest co-sponsor the Boothbay Region Land Trust for a special, free showing of the bird-themed documentary “The Messenger” with an introduction from Maine ornithologist Dr. Jeffrey Wells. Pre-registration is required. Find more information about the event and register for your seat.
What sea creature stands on its head and eats with its feet? Come find out and visit scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Bigelow Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit research institute located on the Damariscotta River estuary in East Boothbay. Our research ranges from the microscopic life at the bottom of marine food webs to large-scale ocean processes that affect the entire globe.
Boothbay Region Clean Drinking Water Initiative
The BRCDWI is a new alliance dedicated to safeguarding the Boothbay Region public drinking water supply. Come see what a watershed is and how it works; look under a microscope to see what lurks in lake water; and check out what you can do on your own property to help protect our public drinking water supply. “Our Community, Our Water, Our Future”
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Get information about the Boothbay Region preserves and learn about our local flora and fauna. Enjoy a touch table filled with natural objects from our region and try your hand at dissecting an owl pellet.
Boothbay Sea & Science Center
Where our hands meet the sea! BSSC invites one and all to join them in creating unique works of art using shells from oysters grown in the Damariscotta River. Take home a lifelong treasure and a gentle reminder of why we need to take good care of our beautiful oceans!
We promise you will “knot be board”! Some folks say that If you can’t tie a knot … tie a lot! Come learn to tie a few of the most useful nautical knots using reclaimed lobster pot warp and a “knot board” made from repurposed wood that you get to take home!
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Join us to celebrate Earth Day and garden with the Gardens! Activities include a seed planting project to take home and a raffle for a family membership and kids’ gardening sets. At nearly 325 acres, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is the largest public garden in New England. With two miles of hiking trails, 19 acres of ornamental and themed gardens featuring native plants of Maine, a children’s garden, a sensory garden, and so much more, there’s something for everyone. The mission of the Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research.