Earth Day Schedule for COA

RELEASE COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC’S EARTH DAY SCHEDULE Join students, community for talks, walks and fun CONTACT: Donna Gold, Public Relations: 207-801-5623, 207-266-4470,

BAR HARBOR, ME-College of the Atlantic’s campus will be open to the entire family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 for a celebration of Earth Day.

All-day activities include children’s activities, massages courtesy of Acadia School of Massage, a clothing and book swap, music performances, mural painting, and a marketplace of food and crafts.

The talks that are scheduled include an idea-sharing panel to begin the day at 10 a.m., followed by a discussion of the concept of Transition Towns (transitioning to a local, sustainable economy), Bar Harbor as a Bike-Friendly Town, Turning Food Waste into Biofuel (by the students creating Gourmet Butanol), and an explanation of electric vehicles.

In addition, there will be bird walks (meeting at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History) at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., circus workshops at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., storytelling at noon, a dance workshop at 2 p.m., and games of cricket, ultimate Frisbee and soccer throughout the day. Other activities will be added throughout the week. For updates, visit

COA’s Earth Day culminates in the joyous celebration of Holi, which is an Indian festival of spring at which celebrants toss (non-toxic, biodegradable) pigments at each other for an explosion of spring color.

For more information, contact Jose Merlo, the student organizer at, or COA at 207-288-5015, or visit

Here is a tentative schedule, subject to change: 10-11 a.m.: Idea sharing panels – Gates 11 a.m.-noon: Music – Gates Bird Walk (meet at the Dorr Museum) Circus Workshop – Field 11-3 Serendipity – Field Noon-1 p.m. Dramatic Storytelling – Red Bricks Talk on Hancock County Transition Town (location to be determined) World Percussion – Field Bike Clean-Up Station – Field 1-2 p.m. Bird Walk (meet at Dorr Museum) Talk on Bar Harbor as a Bike-Friendly Town – Red Bricks Talk on Turning Food Waste into Bio Fuel (location to be determined) Games of Cricket and Ultimate Frisbee – Green 2-3 p.m. Dance Workshop – The Shrine Soccer – Green Circus Workshop – Field Electric Vehicle Explanation – Studio 5 3-4 p.m. Talk on Bar Harbor as a Bike-Friendly Town – Field Holi – Red Bricks, Shrine and Green

All Day: Music at The Shrine Children’s activities on the field Mural painting on the Red Bricks Marketplace of food and crafts in Gates Acadia School of Massage in Blair Dining Hall – aka TAB Clothes and Book swap on the green

CALENDAR ITEM EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A student-run celebration of the earth and living well upon it, with: dance workshop, children’s activities, drumming, discussions of transitions to alternative energy, art, food, and more. Culminating in a joyous Holi Celebration at 3 p.m. On the campus of College of the Atlantic. 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME. For information:, 207-288-5015, or

Donna Gold Director of Public Relations, Editor, COA Magazine College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-801-5623, office 207-266-4470, cell

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