Explore the wonders of life on Earth and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Florida Museum virtually! This FREE event is presented in partnership with the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute and will feature virtual activities. More details coming soon!
These activities are family-friendly, FREE and fun for all ages!Save the Date on Facebook
*Additional updates to the schedule regarding virtual formats coming soon!*
|Noon-1 p.m.||ZOOM – Virtual||Podcast Meetup: The Materialists|
|7-8 p.m.||ZOOM & Facebook Live – Virtual||Science OFF Tap: Freshwater Fishes of Florida-What’s the Catch?|
Archaeology and material culture. What does all this stuff say about us? Join us on April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. as we virtually meet to discuss “The Materialists” podcast with its hosts Nigel Rudolph and Becky O’Sullivan of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). We will break down ‘Episode 10: Dust to Dust-Chapter 2’ and chat about its themes, including plastic use, decomposition, the Anthropocene Epoch and more!
Registration information and ZOOM link coming soon!
Before the meetup, listen to the episode on your favorite podcast platform or online at:
- Florida Public Archaeology Network – Central Region
- Florida Public Archaeology Network – West Central Region
- UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute
Join the Florida Museum and UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute for an engaging virtual presentation about the freshwater fishes of Florida on April 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.
ZOOM link coming soon!
Topic: Freshwater Fishes of Florida – What’s the Catch?
Speaker: Rob Robins, Collection Manager for the Florida Museum’s Fish Collection
- 7 p.m. – Introductions followed by the presentation
- 7:45-8 p.m. – Audience Q & A
The first Earth Day was organized on April 22, 1970 as a way to spread awareness and education about environmental issues. The cause has morphed into a global movement that extends into Earth Week with events and activities being held around the world leading up to and after April 22.
In honor of the 50th anniversary, the Earth Day Network has organized a variety of campaigns to inspire people to take action: EARTHRISE, Great Global Cleanup, Earth Challenge, Foodprints for the Future and Artists for the Earth.
Venue3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
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