Growing green: Stockton’s Annual Earth Day Festival
Stockton’s annual Earth Day Festival was held at Victory Park on Sunday, April 26.
By visiting various organizations’ booths, visitors had a chance to learn more about ways to interact with and protect the environment.
A multitude of bands performed live on stage, including University of Pacific’s Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. There were games, arts and crafts and other activities for adults and children.
A free yoga session for participants of all skill levels was held from 10-10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., participants in the Family Fun Bike Ride traveled 1.5 miles around the Victory Park neighborhood and local waterways. A snack and drink was provided for registrants.
Many organizations came out to spread awareness. For example, the San Joaquin chapter of the National Audubon Society sold nature-themed t-shirts and membership to the Audubon’s San Joaquin chapter, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Girl Scouts of America sold cookies for $5 a box.
Volunteers from University of Pacific’s Center for Community Involvement helped out at the event.
Check out Pacific’s website next April to learn the dates of next year’s Earth Day Festival.
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