Earth Day

Earth Week 2021

The City of Bothell is partnering with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and Cascadia College (CC) to celebrate Earth Week 2021. The events below are open to the general public. Additional events are open to UW Bothell and/or Cascadia College students, staff, and faculty. Click here for a full list of virtual events. 

Week/Month-Long Events

St. Edward State Park Virtual Tour

Take a walk through St. Edward State Park with Dr. David Stokes who speaks to the flora and fauna found at this park nestled in the hills of Kirkland

Link to Tour

Geocaching Adventures - Self Tour on UW Bothell/Cascadia College Campus

Geocaching is a fun family adventure using your phone or GPS! Walk the campus and answer questions to discover sustainability features! Download the Adventure Labs app on your phone, find the "UWB/Cascadia Sustainability Features" adventure on campus, and get started on site! 

Location: UWB/CC Campus - Please social distance, walking shoes recommended

Instructions on how to participate in the geocache

April 19

Heating Up: The Ethics of Climate Change

What if we could tell ourselves a new story about climate change—and, in doing, so, alter our relationship to our planet? With larger, longer wildfire seasons, accelerating species extinction, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise, it’s increasingly clear that climate change isn’t something that’s about to happen—it’s here. But while the laundry list of problems wrought by climate change is well-known, few talk about how our moral beliefs about nature have led us to the brink. In this presentation, ethicist Brian G. Henning discusses how global warming itself is not the only problem—it’s a symptom of a larger issue concerning how we conceive of ourselves and our relationship to the natural world.

Time: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration

April 20

Story of Plastics Film Screening & Discussion with Oceana

This film looks at the man-made plastics pollution crisis we have created in our world and its impact on the health of humans and our planet. After registering for the event, links will be sent to watch the film and join the Zoom Q&A. Watch the film on your own time and then come to the Q&A at 6:45 pm. 

Time: Q&A from 6:45 - 8:45 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration 

April 21

Climate Dialog - Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems talk on climate change and the effects in our state. Join experts, Anthony Reyes, Nick Bond, and David Montgommery who will speak on climate change and food in the area to discuss climate change, food choice, and sustainable agriculture. 

Time: 1- 3 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration

Virtual Natural Yard Care Workshop: Managing Pests and Weeds Along Waterways

Many unique pests and invasive weeds thrive in moist environments, making them even harder to control. Come learn about common problems that can be found along streams and waterways and why ignoring them can lead to bigger problems, including slope erosion and destabilization. We’ll show you different ways to remove and manage these problems without using chemicals.

Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration

April 24 

Volunteer Opportunity: Super Earth Day Volunteer Work Party @ North Creek Forest

Hosted by Friends of North Creek Forest 

Time: 9 – 11:30 am or 12 – 2:30 pm 

Space is limited; pre-registration required. Activities range from invasive species removal to planting native species, watering new plantings, mulching and more! Face coverings and social distancing are required. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Earth Day @ Shelton View Forest 

Hosted by Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association 

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am or 12 – 2 pm 

Space is limited; pre-registration required. Activities include trail maintenance, garbage and invasive plant removal, plant watering, and more. Face coverings and social distancing are required. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Super Earth Day Monitoring @ Wallace Swamp Creek Park (Kenmore) 

Hosted by Sno-King Watershed Council 

Time: 11 am – 3 pm 

Drop-in event to talk with Sno-King Water Watchers about water monitoring, the health of Swamp Creek, and other local environmental organizations. Face coverings and social distancing are required. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Bee Garden Planting - Gardening for Pollinators 

Hosted by 21 Acres

21 Acres is enhancing their campus by creating habitat and resources for pollinators! Volunteers will help plant and maintain pollinator hedgerows, supporting bees that are hard at work on the farm. Volunteers will also help expand the all new pollinator garden by preparing new garden beds and constructing a hugel mound. Registration is required.

Time: 2 - 4 pm 

Location: 21 Acres (13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville, WA 98072) 

April 25 

Volunteer Opportunity: Super Earth Day Event @ Former Wayne Golf Course 

Hosted by Whale Scout 

Time: 9 – 11 am, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, or 2 – 4 pm 

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Activities include controlling non-native and invasive weeds, and protecting native trees and vegetation. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

April 26

Recology King County Virtual Materials Recovery Tour

Do you know what happens to your recyclables once they leave your bin? Join Recology for a virtual tour of their Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclables are sorted and processed. 

Time: 1 - 2 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration

April 28

Virtual Natural Yard Care Workshop: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden 

BEElieve it or not, but bees aren’t the only pollinators. Come learn about more of the common pollinators and other beneficial creatures in the Pacific Northwest and why they are so important to keep around. Many pollinators require special plants and habitat to keep them happy and healthy, so we’ll teach you about the best plant picks to help them thrive. We will also show you how to protect your pollinators by managing common garden problems without using pesticides.

Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom - Link provided after registration

Make Earth Day Everyday

Keep learning about sustainability after Earth Day with fun, at-home activities!

Salmon Fingers
Use your fingers to learn about the five main species of Pacific Northwest salmon.

Survive the Sound
Join us for Survive the Sound May 3 - 7. Pick a salmon to track and root for throughout the week for the annual Survive the Sound migration race.

Drain Rangers
Learn more about stormwater with at-home activities and videos.

Recycled Crafts
Raid your recycle bin for fun art projects from Recology.

Toilet Paper Roll Art  
Egg Carton Art
Water Bottle Art

Recycle Right Games
What better way to get the whole family recycling right than with some silly activities? You’ll need a partner to fill-in the blanks of what happened on recycling day, then pull out your magnify glass to examine the empty, clean and dry cans for clues. Download the game.

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Word Search
This resource-themed word search is an entertaining way to get kids thinking about waste reduction.

Recycling Maze
Don't let this valuable aluminum can go to waste! Help it weave its way through the maze to reach the recycling bin and be made into new products.

Native Plant Word Search
Is it a rainy day? Or do you just feel like staying inside? What a perfect time to complete a native plant word search!

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