Earth Week Events
Highlights of Earth Week .....followed by MORE events & details
- April 20-28: Walk Through Time Exhibit, UM Oval, Free. See exhibit online
- April 20-28: UM Earth Week events AND; Arbor Week events
- April 20 (Sat): Earth Service Day & Ecopentathalon & Earth Celebration
- April 22 (Monday): Earth Day – UM Sustainaganza, glass drop off, more below
- April 23 (Tuesday): Missoula Bike Auction ; Organic Gardening workshop
- April 24 (Wed): Managing Shared Natural Resources, UM's UC 330. noon-1pm
- Spring flowers on Waterworks Works Hill (hike) at 5:30pm
- April 24 & 25 : Bike Maintenance Workshop at Western Cider 5:30pm
- April 25-27 -- Environmental Dances in UM's MT Theater, at 7:30pm
- April 25 (Thursday): Reducing plastic waste in Missoula, 5-7pm at UM FLAT
- Renewable Energy Celebration & Action event, 5:30-7pm, Union Hall, Msla
- Urban trees & Climate Change, 7pm, UM
- April 26 (Friday): Arbor Day at UM --tours, tree planting & hugging
- MontPIRG Party in the Public Interest (info), 5:30pm Tickets
- Lethal Control film screened at the Roxy at 7pm.
- April 27 (Saturday): Teller Wildlife Refuge Stewardship Day, 8:30-12:30
- Missoula Rose Garden work day, 9am to noon, contact Tyler Parks & Rec
- Victor Community Garden work day starts at 10am
- Orvis Fly-Fishing Festival, noon to 6pm at Caras Park, Msla
- All day field trip to Brown's Lake with Audubon
April 20-28 -- EARTH WEEK: MORE EVENTS & DETAILS
- April 20-28: Walk Through Time -- from Stardust to Us. all day, UM Oval. FREE. Imagine taking a walk in which every step takes you back in time a million years. This exhibit consists of 90 colorful panels that depict points in time of the 4.6-billion-year life of the solar system and planet Earth. The exhibit at UM is one of only three in the world. See exhibit online
April 20 (Saturday)
Earth Service Day, Earth Day Celebration and Ecopentathalon -- Come Help!
- 9am-2pm: Rock Creek weed pull & planting with Five Valleys Land Trust, RSVP email@example.com by April 17. Lunch provided
- 9:30 am-1 pm: Clark Fork river cleanup (info), Caras Park, Msla. Email Clark Fork Coalition
- 10am-4pm-- Ecopentathalon: Bike or walk to help at any 4 service events during Earth Week. One group will help at river cleanup in the am then bike to the Earth Day Celebration below. Meet at 10 am on Kim Williams trail by Van Buren footbridge. Need bike, helmet, water bottle. Info, email Vicki
- 10 am-12:30 pm: Run for the Trees (info) – raise funds for Missoula’s urban forest
- 11 am - 3 pm: Fixit Clinic at Home Resource, 1515 Wyoming
- 11am-3pm: Home Resource Fixit Clinic– repair it, don’t replace it (at Wyoming & Russell)
- noon-5pm -- Apple tree sale at Western Cider, 501 N. California. These are good cider apple trees -- plant some, and someday, bring some apples back to Western Cider.
- Noon-4pm: Earth Day Celebration at Missoula Urban Demo Project (1527 Wyoming)
- 7:30-11pm: Earth Service Day Dance: Free to ESD workers. Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins. Hosted by UM & Missoula Folklore Societies.
- Also a bird walk at Metcalf Refuge, 10am to noon. Meet at Visitor Center. 4567 Wild Fowl Ln, Stevensville, MT
April 22: Earth Day (Monday)
- Sustainaganza at UM– groups working for a Sustainable Missoula will table on the UM Oval. More info & to volunteer, contact ASUM Sustainability Coordinator. To help with UM's tables on Ecological Footprint, Global Wheel of Forture, or Creative Reuse to Reduce Waste, contact Vicki
- UM Retirees pick up litter on HWY 200. To help, contact Bob Pfister (244-5442)
- Earth Day Glass Recycle Drop Off--Drop off glass to be recycled. Cost is $1 per gallon of glass, and if you bring in (& pay for) 5 gallons or more, you get a free beer or kombucha. Glass must be washed with no caps/lids. Profits from Recycling Works supports Missoula Interfaith Collaborative’s homeless program. WHEN/WHERE: April 22, noon to 6pm at Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W Broadway St, Msla
- Union of Concerned Scientists - Western MT chapter gathers to discuss how to advocate effectively for science-based environmental policy and more inclusive decision making. WHEN/WHERE: April 22 at 6pm at Imagine Nation, 1151 W Broadway , Msla. RSVP to Lindsay
April 23 (Tuesday)
Missoula Bike Auction- Viewing is 9am to when Auction starts at 4:30pm. Unclaimed lost or stolen bikes. WHERE: Gardner’s Auction, 4810 Highway 93 South
April 24 (Wed)
- Managing Shared Natural Resources, Free public talk in the Mansfield Dialog Series. UM's University Center room 330. noon-1pm
- Spring flowers on Waterworks Works Hill (hike with MT Native Plant Society). Meet at the
trailhead on Greenough Dr., just north of Vine St. Info: Clare at 728-0189, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- April 24 & 25 : Bike Maintenance Workshop at Western Cider 5:30pm
April 25 (Thursday)
Reducing plastic waste in Missoula, 5-7pm at UM FLAT, 633 S 5th St. E, by UM
Renewable Energy Celebration & Action event, Celebrate Missoula's new commitment to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and comment on NWE's energy plan (to expand its ownership of coal power). Food, fun, info. Hosted by 350 MT & Sierra Club. April 25, 5:30-7pm, Union Hall, 208 E. Main, Msla
Montana Renewable Energy Association will host a review of energy bills in the 2019 Legislative Session and discussion of upcoming hearing on NW Energy electric rate case. WHEN/WHERE: April 25, 5:30-7pm in Helena's La Pa Grill. RSVP to the Facebook event.
Urban trees & Climate Change, 7pm, UM's Interdisciplinary Science Bldg, Rm 110.
Environmental Dances in UM's MT Theater, at 7:30pm. Dances celebrate the beauty of Montana
April 26 (Friday) Arbor Day at UM (Montana's Arboretum)-- starts at noon -- welcome, history, dedication, tours, tree planting/hugging
Lethal Control film screened at the Roxy at 7pm. Free. Filmmaker Jamie Drysdale (UM alum), will be present and hosts Wild Earth Guardians will share info on how to help get M-44 (or cyanide bombs) banned. More info here.
April 27 (Saturday)
Five Valleys Audubon all day field trip to Browns Lake. Meet at 7:50am in NW corner of Adams Center parking lot.
Victor Community Garden work day starts at 10 am. More info or register for a plot, call Jill 360-1751
Orvis Fly-Fishing Festival (Free & Family Friendly), noon to 6pm at Caras Park, Msla, followed by the International FlyFishing Film Festival from 7-9:30 pm at the Wilma. $12, Benefits Trout Unlimited's youth camp.
Earth Week at Free Cycles -- build bikes for kids or Bike Swap
Help build bikes for kids and others who need but can't afford them. Or help organize & clean the bike shop for the bike season ahead. Individual or groups welcome. Tuesday to Saturday (April 23-27) , 10am to 6pm, at 732 S. 1st St W. Contact: Bob email@example.com, 406-541-7284
April 27-28 BIKE SWAP. drop off bikes (in good condition) April 27, 10am-4pm; Sale April 28, 10am-4pm. If selling, register your bike/gear early here! At Free Cycles, 732 S 1st St W, Msla
Earth Week at Montana Natural History Center
- April 24: The Entomology of Fly Fishing
- April 25: Mini-Naturalists study Spring Birds
- April 26-29: Naturalist Field Weekend (Where the Sage Grouse roams)
- April 27: Kids Explore the Watershed, 2-4 pm at the Center, 102 Hickory