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Earth Day 2019: Celebrating Biodiversity!

San Domenico Celebrates Earth Day

Friday, April 26

Climate Action: We are the Change!

San Domenico will hold its Annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 26. Students from all school levels will engage in activities geared to inspire, empower, and mobilize them to take positive action to slow climate change. It is exciting and hopeful to see young people around the world taking action on this issue.

In the span of just months, young people have pushed the climate change discussion into the heart of policy debates, the mainstream media, and public conversation. Tens of thousands of young climate change activists in at least 112 countries led a youth climate strike on March 15, which may be one of the biggest environmental protests in history. San Domenico students were among them. SD was also among many other schools across the nation to submit a Student Climate Change Resolution that was taken to Washington DC and delivered to 535 congressional offices as part of the Schools 4 Climate Action initiative demanding action on climate change. Read more here.

The world needs leadership on climate change, and young people are stepping up to the challenge! It is our mission at San Domenico to respond with integrity to the needs and challenges of our time and to equip our students to create a better world. Earth Day reminds us of this commitment and provides another opportunity to celebrate our daily successes and aspire to learn how we can further our efforts towards creating a more peaceful, just, and healthy world for all living beings.

Schedule of the Day:

1:00-1:30 pm All School opening ceremony (Upper Lawn by Dominican)
1:35 - 2:10 pm Workshop sessions (Grades 5-12)
2:15 - 2:55 pm Workshop sessions (Grades 5-12)
3:00-3:10 pm Closing

We welcome you to join us for this special day of events.

In the Lower School, K-Fourth grade students will participate in hands-on science activities throughout the day provided by the Children’s Museum of Sonoma’s Museum-on -the-Go. They will explore all the things that make up our planet: rocks, minerals, and water; see how both living and nonliving elements affect how we live; and get curious about how it all came to be! We'll wrap up our learning with ways we can help protect our planet.

Students in Grades 5-12 will have the opportunity to select two workshops during the day to learn how they can take action to become better stewards of the planet. Workshop options will include:

  • Biomimicry
  • The Future of Recycling
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Climate Science
  • Climate Smart Gardening
  • Conscious Eating
  • Zero Waste living and so much more.

Students can also enjoy hikes, yoga, and art projects. We are grateful to have many organizations from our local community to share their expertise with us on this special day. Students should come prepared with a reusable water bottle, comfortable clothing, and closed toe shoes.

For Full Description of Workshops Offered Click Here