SPECIAL FEATURES



Some new and exciting activities, features, and attractions are taking place at this years Earth Day!



Special Feature Schedule

12:50 approximately- Walking Tree of Life
Giant walking, talking tree that stops crowds wherever he goes. Four 30-minute shows throughout the day
2:15 approximately - Walking Tree of Life
Giant walking, talking tree that stops crowds wherever he goes. Four 30-minute shows throughout the day
3:00 - Keep Kids and Bikes Moving
Drawing that will be taking at the Yellow Bike Project booth for dozens of free bikes. Winners of bikes will also receive a bike helmet, proper bike and helmet fittings, safety training and the opportunity to test their new wheels in a bicycle rodeo.
3:50 approximately - Walking Tree of Life
Giant walking, talking tree that stops crowds wherever he goes. Four 30-minute shows throughout the day
5:30 approximately- Walking Tree of Life
Giant walking, talking tree that stops crowds wherever he goes. Four 30-minute shows throughout the day
6:30 - Dedication of the Rain Garden Installation
Our goal is to leave the campus better than when we found it. In order for us to do so, a rain garden installation will take place as a demonstration project during the Earth Day ATX event.

Dedication of the Rain Garden Installation

Our goal is to leave the campus better than when we found it. In order for us to do so, a rain garden installation will take place as a demonstration project during the Earth Day ATX event. The rain garden will serve as a landscaping feature to beautify and improve water flow in an area of campus that is highly visible from both the Huston-Tillotson dining hall and Chicon St. Water flowing across the landscape from the parking lot can be optimized and create an attractive feature that expands Huston-Tillotson’s sustainability profile as well as provides beautiful and useful vegetation. Volunteers provided by local engineers, Huston-Tillotson students, and event attendees. Design and guidance provided by rain garden installation veterans, including the team that did the first installation in Austin to take advantage of the City of Austin rainscape rebate.


Keep Kids and Bikes Moving


This year, Earth Day Austin teamed up with Bicycle Sport Shop and Yellow Bike Project to collect and fix up bikes for young people. If you have a child or are a student in need of a bicycle, enter and register for the drawing that will be taking place at 3pm at the Yellow Bike Project booth for dozens of free bikes. Winners of bikes will also receive a bike helmet, proper bike and helmet fittings, safety training and the opportunity to test their new wheels in a bicycle rodeo.


Walking Tree of Life


Giant walking, talking tree that stops crowds wherever he goes. Four 30-minute shows throughout the day. Adults and children alike will be enamored and awed by the Treeman’s performances.


The Mobile River

 

A traveling water-science center, connecting you to the Texas Colorado River. The Mobile River visits middle schools and community events, reaching over 9,000 people every year. Inside this traveling water-science center, high-tech exhibits teach about the Texas Colorado River, water conservation, careers in water, the uses of river water, water science, and water pollution.


Science Fair Showcase

Meet top performers from the 2017 Regional Science Fair that were environmental category winners and projects selected for the Positive Futures Awards by Earth Day Austin staff. See their outstanding Science Fair projects and ask them questions about their interests. Located in the lobby of the gymnasium.


Unveiling of Exhausted Tree

Eco Artist George Sabra has created a fantastic pollution-themed installation that is a commentary on our dated modes of fossil fuel transportation. Inspired by the 2017 UN environmental theme "POLLUTION", Eco Artist George Sabra aims to inspire conversations about air pollution. His latest artwork entitled "Exhausted Tree", is an 11 foot tall free standing tree sculpture, made out of reclaimed car & truck exhaust pipes and mufflers. The materials were contributed by muffler shops from the greater Austin metropolitan area. This artwork is a temporary public art installation created to celebrate the 2017 Austin Earth Day festival, while raising awareness of air pollution.