Postponed: Earth Day 50
Join us on the 50th celebration of planet Earth. Presented day and night by the Wells Reserve and the Planeteers of Southern Maine.
- General Admission: Free
This event is handicap accessible
Will the Earth Day celebration still happen?
March 13, 2020: We are monitoring federal, state, and local guidance regarding responses to COVID-19. No decision has yet been made about our Earth Day event. We will update this entry, and use email and social media outlets, to share further information as it becomes available.
March 17, 2020: We note that the Earth Day Network is postponing its live 50th anniversary Earth Day event and moving toward a global digital mobilization.
March 23, 2020: This event is postponed indefinitely.
For the Future
The Wells Reserve and the Planeteers of Southern Maine had these activities planned for Earth Day 50. That celebration had to be postponed. We hold hope that we can mark the occasion later in the year. We'll let you know.
8am: Bird walk with York County Audubon
9am: Cleanup on Laudholm Beach
10am: Earth Jams concert with Matt Loosigian
11:30am: Guided nature walk with the Maine Entomological Society
10am-1pm: More than 20 organizations, naturalists, scientists, and students join us for a celebration emphasizing kids and family. Build a bird house or a mason bee motel to take home, dance to some good music, sing to trees, discover tidepool creatures, learn about bats and bugs, do some mad science, take some rad walks! Plan to meet some teens who are working to turn the tide on ocean pollution, discourage invasive species, and keep drinking water safe. Make your mark by pledging to do your part to bring about a healthier Earth.
An Earth Day's Night — 6 to 9 pm
Listen to extraordinary lightning talks by area eco-agents and green-collar workers, some profoundly beautiful poetry by Jacqueline Moore, and whale songs and bat calls recorded by local area scientists. Mingle with your community and query the dozen exhibitors who will present interactive displays and demonstrations.
The daytime event features an assortment of excellent food served by Farm To Coast Mobile Kitchen, Karimah's Kitchen, and Talula's Bake Shop. They will be joined in the evening by The Cheesy Baguette and Hidden Cove Brewing Company.
Know Before You Go
- All activities are free. Food vendors will set their own prices.
- We promote zero waste.
- The Wells Reserve is a smoke-free facility.
- No pets are allowed.
Invite Your Friends
Who to Expect
|Biodiversity Research Institute ||✔|
|Brick Store Museum||✔|
|Center for Wildlife||✔|
|Citizen’s Climate Lobby||✔||✔||✔|
|Ecology School ||✔||✔|
|Environmental Health Strategy Center/Prevent Harm ||✔|
|Great Works Regional Land Trust||✔|
|Kennebunk Land Trust||✔|
|Kennebunk Free Library — Mad Science||✔|
|Kennebunk Kennebunkport Wells Water District||✔|
|Maine Entomological Society||✔|
|Maine Green Power||✔||✔|
|Maine Sea Grant: Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program||✔|
|NOAA Marine Debris||✔|
|Planeteers of Southern Maine||✔||✔|
|Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge &
Friends of Rachel Carson NWR||✔||✔||✔|
|Saco Middle School ||✔|
|The School Around Us||✔||✔||✔|
|UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of York County||✔|
|Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve||✔|
|Wild Seed Project||✔|
|York County Beekeepers|
|York County Audubon||✔|