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This year the city of Banning, CA celebrates its 100th birthday. One of the many festivities celebrating this milestone is the city’s first-ever Earth Day event at Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum. This inaugural event will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Local organizations will host education stations and provide educational activities for children and adults. Stations will provide information about topics ranging from the water cycle to how to propagate California native plants. Learning opportunities will be provided by:

  • ArtPlantae
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Malki Museum with Aaron Saubel
  • Riverside County Parks
  • Riverside County Waste Management
  • Santa Ana Watershed Association
  • Wild California

Also participating in this event are specialty merchants, food vendors and local organizations dedicated to thoughtful green-living practices. See you there!

Banning Centennial Earth Day

Gilman Historic Ranch & Wagon Museum
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9 AM – 5 PM
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$6 per car
$3 per adult (walk-in)
$2 per child (walk-in)
$1 per dog

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A fellow reader has asked:

What kind of microscopes have artists purchased and what has been their experience with using a microscope? What tips do they have for its use? If you can not afford one, are there some places that allow you to use one?

Share your thoughts in the Comment box below.

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EEWeek2013_square_web_ad_FINAL ArtPlantae is proud to again participate as a partner of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week). Hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), EE Week is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. Held each year the week before Earth Day, this annual event inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students.

This year educators will explore how technology can be used to enhance environmental learning both inside and outside the classroom. The theme for EE Week 2013 is Greening STEM: Taking Technology Outdoors. The acronym “STEM” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

As part of Taking Technology Outdoors, EE Week will highlight how to connect kids with nature through new technologies that enable scientific research and 21st century skills including creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration.

During the month of April, we’ll explore how technology can be used to encourage an interest in plants and botanical art. Using the new “Tips & Tools” feature, we’ll find out how artists, naturalists and teachers use technology (get ready to share!). We’ll also take a traditional look at botanical art. We won’t step too far away from technology when we do this, however, because it’s technology that makes enlightenment possible.

All of this, plus outreach events too. Hope you’ll join us!


Take Technology Survey for EE Week 2013

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