Earth Week April 20-24, 2015

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UC San Diego will join people around the world in celebrating Earth Week from April 20 to 24.


To help plan or participate in an Earth Week event, email

Earth Week Event Form

Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22

Earth Day Fair

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price Center Plaza outside the Sustainability Resource Center

DIY Makers Day

Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Get ideas for making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables. Make-your-own stations include:

  • Cleaning supplies (be extra green and bring your own container!)
  • Buttons using recycled book covers
  • Boxes using recycled paper
  • Sugar scrub
  • Plant a succulent
  • 3D printer demonstration using vegetable-based plastic

Other April Events

Spring EGGstravaganza
April 3–5, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
Explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by making your own plankton, create a shark egg craft, and participate in an underwater egg hunt; no baskets needed.

Grunion Run
April 5, 9:30–11:30 p.m. and April 20, 10 p.m.–midnight
Birch Aquarium
The Grunion have arrived! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. See grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish.

Atmospheric Rivers: California Rainmakers
April 13, 7–8 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
"Atmospheric rivers" are long narrow bands of highly concentrated moisture that can carry as much water as Earth's largest rivers. Join Scripps researcher Marty Ralph as he describes their crucial role in both water supply and flooding across much of the U.S. West Coast.

UC San Diego Sustainable Job Fair
April 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night
April 14, 6–8:30 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
Curious about careers in oceanography? Students grades 6–12 will meet scientists and professionals from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium to learn about a wide variety of ocean-related STEM careers. Students under age 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Walk the Block Party
April 18, 9 a.m.
Walk the Block Party is the first dance party walk at UC San Diego benefitting the Triton Food Pantry.

Springfest: IMMERSION
April 19, 6–8 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
Join us for a special evening under the sea featuring UC San Diego music graduate students. Stroll through the aquarium and enjoy exciting live music and immersive electronic soundscapes written especially for the evening and inspired by the ocean and marine life.

Walking Tour of UC San Diego Sustainable Initiatives
April 20, 5–7 p.m.
Starts at Great Hall, International House
I-House faculty fellow, Dr. Keith Pezzoli,will lead a campus walking tour of sustainable initiatives, which includes gardens, food forest, water catchment, and more.

Visit to Ocean View Growing Grounds and Earth Lab
April 25, time TBA
Meet at Pangea Parking Structure
I-House faculty fellow, Dr. Keith Pezzoli, will lead a tour of Ocean View Growing Grounds and Earth Lab in southeast San Diego, highlighting areas he has been working with the local communities to make healthy and sustainable places.

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