Earth Day is a worldwide annual event celebrated on April 22 in more than 193 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The Earth Day Network coordinates these global events. The theme for this year (49th year) is "Protect our Species"
Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964) Marine biologist, environmentalist and writer Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Carson first alerted the world about the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides. She grew up on a Pennsylvania farm, which gave her a lot of first-hand knowledge of nature and wildlife
A wise man once said, If a man’s wealth be measured in grains of rice, he could hold all the riches of the world in his hands. Okay, so that man was an idiot. He was also my Uncle Larry, and he died penniless – unless you count the 850 boxes of Minute Rice found in his basement after his funeral................. Read the complete article at View from the Bleachers
Pi Day π (pi) is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world.
What is π anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number represented with the Greek letter π. Mathematicians have been calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy and have discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.
International Women's Day (March 8) has been observed since 1909 . The first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
Come see why the shores and waters of Puget Sound surrounding our community are internationally recognized as crucial habitat for countless birds of sea, shore and land.
Tours and guides will help you experience one of Western Washington’s most spectacular natural events – the annual winter gathering of thousands of Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans. In addition we have flocks of wintering seabirds and shorebirds along with many raptors that call Stanwood and Camano home.
Festival headquarters is the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood, WA. Space is limited for bus tours – registration will be open soon.