April 19-25, 2021
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WEEK LONG EVENT
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April 19th, 2021
Earth Fair Week
Virtual Mission Based Scavenger Hunt
Team Sign Up Starting March 29th
Missions start April 19th!
Earth Day Themed
Storytime Shorts with the
La Crosse Public Library
Facebook Live 2:30-2:45PM
La Crosse Distilling Co.
April 20th, 2021
Sustainability Chats -
Virtual Tour & Chat with DRIFT Bike Share
Watch the Playback! Click Here!
Liked this event? Watch past Sustainability Chats including: GoMacro, Habitat ReStore, 7 Rivers Recycling, Passive Solar Home , La Crosse Distilling Co, & Urban Agriculture Tour
More Than a Century of
Week-Long Event! WisCorps Activity Pack Pick-Up (M-F - 8AM-6PM Sa 9AM-12PM)
April 22nd, 2021
8AM-6PM - Horticulture Education Center
Get a FREE Tree Sapling while supplies last!
Earth Day Themed
Family Storytime with the
La Crosse Public Library FB LIVE
Strive2Thrive Coulee Region & GROW present a virtual reading of
"Worm McWorm and the Decomposers" by Nick Nichols
with a kid's gardening activity.
Virtual Critter Mobile with WisCorps
April 23rd, 2021
Earth Day Themed
Storytime Shorts with the
La Crosse Public Library FB LIVE
performed by Jane & Kevin
Schools is Happening! 3PM
with Dan Sebranek & Mary
FB Live Event - 6:00PM
April 24th, 2021
Friends of the Marsh & WisCorp
9am-3pm Bring Gloves!
Ask Me Anything About My
EV Event 2 to 5 pm
La Crosse City Hall Parking Lot
Prize Drawing Winners Posted
April 25th, 2021
Myrick Park 10-3PM
Make sure to read what will be accepted, view the event map, and review safety precautions before the event.
Wafer will also be on site collecting food donations!
Watch Facebook for updates on capacity limits
Go Green Kids Prize Drawing
FB LIVE Event 3PM
Week-Long Event! WisCorps Activity Pack Pick-Up (M-F 8AM-6PM Sa 9AM-12PM)
Library Craft - Letter of the Week is P for Planet & Plant! (First Serve, First Come) - Watch Facebook for pick up details!
Library Craft - Letter of the Week is P for Planet and Plant! (First Come, First Serve) - Watch Facebook for pick up details
Celebrate & Share Earth Day!
Go Green Kids Eco-Activity Challenge
Calling all kids 5-11 who want to celebrate Earth Day and share it! Download the Eco-Activity Sheet below, complete during our week long virtual Earth Day Celebration and submit back to us by 5:00PM, April 24th, 2021 for a chance to win a 24" bike from Smith's Bike Shop! One winner will be announced at the
Facebook Live Closing Event on Sunday, April 25th at 3PM
2021 Go Green Kids Eco-Activity Challenge Entries
Congratulations to Vera Piggush, age 5, our random winner of the bike from Smith's Bike Shop.
Read the 2021 Green Goose Chase Recap!
What is the Green Goose Chase?
The Green Goose Chase is a virtual team mission-based scavenger hunt. Start by downloading the app then creating or joining a team to play the Green Goose Chase for FREE. From April 19th through April 24th, you will have missions for your team to complete. Missions have a name, description, point value and are completed through snapping photos, texting in answers, or GPS location tags. As you complete missions, your team will accrue points at a chance to win great prizes! Did I mention it is completely FREE!
What is a Team?
A team can be a single person or a group! Maybe it's a family, a group of friends, neighbors, classmates or a department at work. There is no limit to how many can be on your team and participate (For the best team experience, we suggest a team max of 5). One member of the team must be 18+.
Each mission in the Green Goose Chase is tied to at least one of the Good Life Goals. By taking action towards these goals you’re helping to create a cleaner, safer, healthier more vibrant Driftless Region. Thank you! To learn more about the Good Life Goals, visit goodlifegoals.org or look below!
Participants, teams and individuals, in the 2021 Green Goose Chase game assume all responsibility for participating in the game and for any consequence that may arise from participating in it. In no way will the Sustainability Institute and Earth Fair be liable for consequences that occur directly or indirectly with your participation in this game.
When you sign up to play, you will need to accept the terms of service & waive liability.
How does a Team Play?
The entire event is FREE and played through the Goose Chase APP.
A list of missions will open on April 19th with the kick off of the week-long Earth Fair celebration. MAGICALLY throughout the week, new missions may pop up and alert you on your phone so make sure to have notifications turned on for your device. By using this APP, it will allow team members who do not live in the same household to participate safely. Mission may have you taking pictures, going on adventures, visiting locations, learning more about our region and searching for GREEN GEESE! Remember to protect your health and community health when outside of your home. Always practice physical distancing, mask wearing, and follow the current guidelines of your local government or the federal Centers for Disease Control, whichever are more restrictive.
Wait! There are PRIZES?!?
YES! Although all teams are bound to have TONS of FUN , teams who participate and accrue 1000 or more points will be entered into a random drawing for some great prizes. Winners will be announced via Facebook Post on April 24th by 8PM CST!
5 Teams win a Nature Themed Book (Donated by Vicki Miller)
4 Teams win $25 in Cameron Park Farmer's Market Tokens (Tokens Donated by Strive2Thrive)
2 Teams win $50 in Downtown Main Street La Crosse Gift Certificates
1 Team wins $150 in Downtown Main Street La Crosse Gift Certificates
1 Team wins $250 in Downtown Main Street La Crosse Gift Certificates
Good Life Goals!
Sustainability is about so much more than protecting our environment. It is about that of course, but at it’s heart is creating conditions of abundance so that all people can thrive: Abundances of health and well-being; of clean air and water; of equality; of decent work; of affordable energy and more. So how do we get there? A good place to start is with the Good Life Goals.
The Good Life Goals are based on the 17 United Nation’s Global Goals for a more sustainable world. These goals are the world’s roadmap to address some of our most pressing problems including poverty, inequality, and climate change.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
On Earth Day, Nick Nichols, author of the new and colorful children’s book, “Worm McWorm and the Decomposers,” will be doing a reading and showing of his book aimed at 2nd and 3rd graders. Then, GROW will conduct an activity in the garden, teaching children (and their parents!) how to look for worms and categorize various decomposers in the soil. Stick around to the end of the activity to find out how to purchase your own copy of the book. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to GROW for gardening materials and lessons. The production of the book is sponsored by Strive 2 Thrive Coulee Region and I.M. SustainaBull.
Friday, April 23rd 6PM Facebook Live Concert
Dan Sebranek & Mary
Click the Music Note to go to their Facebook Page for the LIVE event April 23rd at 6pm!
Dan Sebranek is a renowned singer, songwriter and musician who started his musical career at the age of 14 with musical roots in bluegrass and rock and roll. He has shared the stage with Johnsmith, Michael Martin Murphey, Hans Mayer, Bill Miller, John Prine, Perry Jordan (Heartsfield) along with Pure Prairie League. In Dan's early days as a troubadour he performed primarily with the duo, Runaway. Currently Dan is performing solo acoustic music around the world. He performs each year in Ireland bringing the gifts of music and song across the sea (Enchanted Way Tours). He is inspired by Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor and Bryan Sutton with positive responses from audiences across the country who enjoy Dan's musical versatility. Dan's tours are close to home in his native state of Wisconsin, however, he travels to Florida (Siesta Key / Key Largo) and Colorado each year as well.
Dan continues to tour as a solo performer, in musical duo's and in the String Ties Bluegrass Band. He enjoys playing festivals, house concerts and clubs all over North America. Dan won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival award with his band, Northern Hospitality. He performs at the Great River Folk Festival each year located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Larryfest Bluegrass Festival, a three day music event pioneered by Dan's family. Each year the best musicians and bluegrass bands in the country attend this family festival and sold-out venue.
Dan has five successful recordings including previous works with Johnsmith. Dan's music is versatile ranging from contemporary (Van Morrison, Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet) to variety (jazz, folk, bluegrass and rock and roll). He enjoys performing holiday concerts in the month of December and walking the beaches of Siesta Key in March.
Turn the music up and celebrate Earth Day in song & sound!
WisCorps Activity Packs include printed materials with tutorials on how WisCorps makes “Every Day, Earth Day”. This will include links for videos about upcycling t-shirts, sustainable bird feeders, and a breakfast recipe (to minimize the waste we create with breakfast bars, etc.). You will also find information on WisCorps Summer Day Camps, printed Go Green Kids Eco-Activity Sheets, Coulee Parenting Magazine COVID & Our Community Edition, and 2021 Trail Trek Challenge Guide!
For Activity Pack Pick Up, please visit the table outside of the front entrance (see map - STAR) during the following dates & times:
Monday, April 19th - Friday, April 23rd: 8AM - 6PM & Saturday, April 24th: 9AM - 12PM
WisCorps is taking their critters and lessons VIRTUAL with the CritterMobile! The CritterMobile teaches various lessons with the help of their critters. Don't miss out on our two special Earth Fair week Critter Minutes. By watching our Critter Minute-Critter Mobiles you may find an answer you are looking for to complete your Go Green Kids Eco-Activity Challenge!
TUESDAY, APRIL 20th
THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd