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Earth Day Santa Cruz will be happening April 22, 2023!

This first event since COVID will be a multi-site event in downtown Santa Cruz.

Organizations and businesses wishing to table at the event can apply online here by Monday, April 10th, 2023

PASSPORT PROGRAM! There will be many activities for children to participate in at the event! Don’t forget to pick up a PASSPORT at the INFO BOOTH when you arrive so that any children in attendance can earn an ice cream scoop from Mission Hill Creamery or a cookie from Pacific Cookie Company.

Booth Registration

Previous Earth Day Environmental Class Science Project Awards

The 2021 Science Project Awards is on hold due to COVID-19.

Schools from K – 12 were called upon to work on an environmental project of their choice to support environmental education, awareness, and action. This year Mount Madonna and Santa Cruz Waldorf schools stepped up to the challenge and entered their projects. Each school has been awarded $200; see Award Presentation video below from the City of Santa Cruz Waste Reduction Department, sponsor of this year’s Class Science Projects.

Explore and learn more about their wonderful projects on Sharks and Pollination below.

Mount Madonna School

Save our Sharks – A Fintastic Tale – 5th Grade Class.

Earth Day Art:

Santa Cruz Waldorf School

Pollinator Project – 8th Grade Class – Click here to see the Pollinator Project Overview

City of Santa Cruz Waste Reduction Department Award Presentation