10th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11am - 3pm
South end of Stinson Beach, Marin County, California
Presented by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture and Samavesha
Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. In past years, we've stacked rock towers, made spirals from seaweed, planted a forest of "trees" made of driftwood, and created dragons, fairies, and abstract designs. During this playful event, participants work alone and in groups, transforming the beach into an evolving outdoor sculpture gallery. The intention behind the event is to create an experience that will inspire and energize people to care for and protect the earth not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. The event starts with beach cleanup/habitat restoration. We supply bags and gloves.
Musicians, dancers, and other artists also participate in the event, inviting collaborative expression in service to the earth. You are invited to bring along small percussion instruments such as shakers, bells, or palm-sized drums to join in the musical creation.
Instruction in sand globe making will take place periodically throughout the event, and we'll use the globes in our creative endeavors.
Bring a picnic lunch. The gathering will take place rain, shine, or fog. Come anytime 11am -3pm. All ages. Sorry, no dogs allowed at this end of the beach. Consider carpooling and public transportation. The event is at the south end of the beach (to the left as you face the ocean).
Marcus Combs, Park Ranger from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, will lead the beach cleanup/habitat restoration and be on hand to educate participants about the beach environment.
RSVPs not needed but much appreciated on the Facebook event page for the celebration.
Thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) for helping make this event possible.
This event is part of the national Let's G.O. (get outside) campaign of the Children & Nature Network.
Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach is a 100% volunteer effort, produced by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture and Samavesha.
A generous donation from Bauer's Intelligent Transportation is making it possible to bring a shuttle bus full of "Bigs" and "Littles" from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay.
Special thanks to our media partner, Ripples Edge Media.