This year Esquimalt will celebrate Earth Day online in order to adhere to social distancing practices. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day online

Five days of online programming includes videos, kids’ activities and avirtual tour

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day coming, despite the pandemic, Mother Nature will not go uncelebrated.

This year will look a little bit different this year from Esquimalt’s usual celebration at High Rock Park, as the event would not be able to adhere to social distancing measures.

Typically, it is a one-day celebration anchored around children activities, and education on sustainability and the natural environment. This year, it is going to be celebrated with a five-day online program, each day having a different theme or topic.

READ ALSO: Esquimalt explores creating portage beach for choppy Gorge waters

“The community can look forward to informative videos, activities for kids and a virtual tour of one of our most popular parks,” said Esquimalt in a press release. “Past events hosted exhibitors from community organizations like the Swan Lake Nature House and the Greater Victoria Green Team. This year, the hope is to create a similar energy while allowing people to participate from home.”

The event run from Monday, April, 20, to Friday, April 24, covering topics like climate action, learning about High Rock Park’s natural ecosystem, energy effeciency, and living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Each day, the online events will start at noon on the Township’s website. For more information or for a daily schedule breakdown on the events visit esquimalt.ca.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

EnvironmentTownship of Esquimalt

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Racism is here too, say Victoria’s black community leaders

White Victorians have role to play in combatting systems of oppression, prejudice

Shortage of foreign workers costs Saanich Peninsula berry farmer thousands

Gobind Farms says hiring local has been difficult during pandemic

Pedestrian, cycling overpass now open at McKenzie Interchange

Bridge connects Portage Road, Galloping Goose Regional Trail

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Most Read