SPECIAL FEATURES

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

Special Features Schedule

9-12:00 - Bluebonnet Hill Restoration Project
Shift 1 Join us for a native habitat restoration project at Huston-Tillotson University for Earth Day! HT is the oldest university in Austin, with a rich legacy rooted in our east Austin campus and reflected in our engaged graduates and commitment to environmental justice. HT is proud to partner with Earth Day Austin for the second year in a row on a project that will both beautify campus and renew the environmental legacy of our historic university. Last year, volunteers installed a rain garden that addressed a drainage challenge on the eastern side of campus which incorporated native and pollinator-friendly plants. This, year, we are restoring a south facing hill that was known for a large part of HT's history as "Bluebonnet Hill." This project will remove the existing invasive grasses and reintroduce wildflowers and other Texas native plants to the south hill. Join us for garden installation on Earth Day April 21 at HT. If you are interested in being a team lead, please contact the organizer. Keep Austin Beautiful will provide all the supplies you need for successful projects. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Please be sure to bring a full reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
1:30-4:30 - Bluebonnet Hill Restoration Project
Shift 2 Join us for a native habitat restoration project at Huston-Tillotson University for Earth Day! HT is the oldest university in Austin, with a rich legacy rooted in our east Austin campus and reflected in our engaged graduates and commitment to environmental justice. HT is proud to partner with Earth Day Austin for the second year in a row on a project that will both beautify campus and renew the environmental legacy of our historic university. Last year, volunteers installed a rain garden that addressed a drainage challenge on the eastern side of campus which incorporated native and pollinator-friendly plants. This, year, we are restoring a south facing hill that was known for a large part of HT's history as "Bluebonnet Hill." This project will remove the existing invasive grasses and reintroduce wildflowers and other Texas native plants to the south hill. Join us for garden installation on Earth Day April 21 at HT. If you are interested in being a team lead, please contact the organizer. Keep Austin Beautiful will provide all the supplies you need for successful projects. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Please be sure to bring a full reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
TBD - Z-Bikez Moped Giveaway
Info coming Soon
3:00-3:30 - Bike Release Youth Drawing
Earth Day Austin is pleased to partner with Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative to collect, repair and redistribute bikes for young people at the Earth Day ATX event Saturday, April 21 at Huston-Tillotson University (900 Chicon Street). 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 during the Earth Day festival for dozens of free bikes. A drawing for adult-sized bikes for students through college will take place at 5pm. 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.
5:00-5:30 Bike Release Adult Drawing
Earth Day Austin is pleased to partner with Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative to collect, repair and redistribute bikes for young people at the Earth Day ATX event Saturday, April 21 at Huston-Tillotson University (900 Chicon Street). 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 during the Earth Day festival for dozens of free bikes. A drawing for adult-sized bikes for students through college will take place at 5pm. 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.
12-7 Mobile RIver Bus
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.
12-7 Science Fair Showcase
Meet top performers from the 2018 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.

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Z-Bikez Moped Giveaway

More info coming soon.
Brought to you by Z-Bikez
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Bike Release

Earth Day Austin is pleased to partner with Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative to collect, repair and redistribute bikes for young people at the Earth Day ATX event Sunday, April 29 at Huston-Tillotson University (900 Chicon Street). 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 during the Earth Day festival for dozens of free bikes. A drawing for adult-sized bikes for students through college will take place at 5pm. 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.
Brought to you by Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin's Yellow Bike Project, CommUnityCare, and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative.

Mobile River Bus

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 2018 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.