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Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2022

How will your family celebrate Earth Day this year?

A Global Event

For this 52nd edition of Earth Day, the theme is #InvestInOurPlanet which calls upon everyone “to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children”. For more details about this year theme and a plethora of inspiring ways and material to celebrate you can visit the Earth Day official website.

In Our Community

Here in Summerland, British Columbia, our community offers fun activities for everyone, such as a tree planting event, a special book display and story time at the library, arts and crafts, community clean up, Earth Week Bingo, and more! For more information, you can visit Summerland’s official website.

Online Story Time

This year, I have been invited to celebrate Earth Day with the Foundation Plant a Seed & See What Grows. I will be facilitating the French version of an online story time with the master gardener and seeds keeper Yves Gagnon, where he will be reading the book Plant A Seed & See What Grows (Plante une graine et vois ce qui adviendra), written by Roland Gahler, the founder of this charity. The Foundation based in British Columbia offers free learning materials and support to start a school or community garden for children across Canada from kindergarten to grade 3.

There will be three versions of this 30 minutes live streaming event with Canada’s most celebrated gardening experts - two in English, with Mark Cullen and Brian Minters - and one in French, with Yves Gagnon. Story time will be followed by a short gardening demonstration, and a Q&A session. You can join live by going to the Foundation's Facebook or YouTube, or click the zoom link of the event. If you can’t make it live, the recordings will be available on YouTube by Monday April 25th.

1. April 21, 2022 at 1 pm PT with Mark Cullen (English) – join on Zoom

2. April 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm PT with Brian Minter (English) – join on Zoom

3. April 22, 2022 at 11:00 am PT with Yves Gagnon (French) – join on Zoom

For more information about these events visit the Website of the Foundation here:

You can also look at their free resources in the Kid's Corner here:

Earth Day Yoga Fun for Kids

Finally, here are a few links to inspire some Earth Day yoga play time with your littles, and some links to videos on YouTube if you want to “just push play”.

- Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden, by Childhood 101 and Kids Yoga Stories

- Earth Day Kids Yoga ideas by Pink Oatmeal

- Yoga To Celebrate the Trees! By Shining Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

- Coco the Butterfly Yoga Adventure (15 min)

- Peace Out: Flower Power (6 min)

- Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Outside In The Woods (38 min)

- Kids Yoga For Earth Day 2021 (40 min)

Another Fun Yoga sequence

Earth Day Salutation by Jacquie Bullard (1 min)

I hope that you find some these resources useful!

Happy Earth Day 2022!

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