Celebrate Earth Day w/BIG THINGS x The California Academy of Sciences!

April 19, 2012

BIG THINGS is SO excited to be partnering with the California Academy of Sciences for a radical Earth Day celebration! Join us at the Academy next Thursday, April 26th for Dirty, Earthy NightLife, an evening dedicated to the EARTH and getting in touch with nature.

Award-winning nature photographer, Ian Shive, will present his stunning portfolio of photos from his travels. Catch screenings of The First 70, the story of the 70 California parks slated to close this summer (which I wrote about last week!) and KQED’s film about the latest foodie trend, “Edible Insects.” Our friend & collaborator, Yasmin will be demo-ing a mobile bike-composting unit with The U.S. Compostal Service; we’ll be making crafts at SCRAP‘s repurposed art & craft table; learn about organic gardening and composting in the city with Garden for the Environment; and then get down and dirty on the dance floor with Rock It Science Laboratories….

As always, the bars will be fully stocked and the music will be bumpin’ along with the creatures of the night! Come celebrate this fine, fine planet and the people and projects who are looking after it. Get tickets here and help support the Academy’s mission to “explore, explain and protect the natural world.”

This event is going to be a great intersection of some of my favorite things: ART & SCIENCE! I have had so many wonderful moments exploring the Academy during the day and at NightLife events, it’s really a dream-come-true for me to be working with them on this. I got a lot of the inspiration for these ideas from last year’s Dirt Chronicles, where I wrote about various artists working with dirt as a medium. Dirt rules. Thanks to Meg, Peter & Sarah at the Academy for making this all happen! SEE YOU THERE!

Images via giglig, US Parks & SmartDestinations.

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