WBUR CitySpace Presents Earth Week | April 18-22
You've heard of Earth Day, the annual event marked by more than a billion people every as a day of action to support environmental protection. But have you heard of Earth Week?!?
This year, CitySpace has launched a brand new series of events focused on the environment and climate change leading up to Earth Day (April 22, 2023). Join us from April 18-22 for conversations, performances and more focused on celebrating and protecting our planet. Discover how scientists, engineers and educators are learning from our natural world, explore what Hollywood has gotten wrong—and right—about climate change and watch as science and music collide in a multimedia concert experience.
Check out the lineup below and get your tickets!
April 18 | 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Science Friday Climate Fair: An interactive celebration for kids
Join the Science Friday team during Massachusetts school vacation week for a FREE science fair exploring the ways scientists, educators and engineers are inventing solutions to climate change, creating sustainable systems and learning from the natural world around us. Come ask a tree a question! Learn what frogs have to teach us! Try your hand at building your own remotely operated vehicle and more! Kids of all ages, families and caregivers welcome (interactive stations are best suited for middle school-aged students).
April 21 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Choose Your Own Disaster: Adventuring through Hollywood’s attempts to tackle climate change
Hollywood is full of big screen metaphors and cliches about climate change. But IN A WORLD… where we actually need to talk about the issues we’re facing, can disaster movies help? Join the WBUR Podcasts team for a interactive night of absurdity, fun and discussion of what cinema has gotten wrong—and right—about climate change. You will have the power to choose which decisions we make to stop a world-ending climate threat inspired by scenes from our favorite disaster films. Along the way, we’ll also check in with a panel of experts who will help us understand if any of these events could ever happen. Watch a teaser trailer for the event below!
April 22 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Climate Hope Concert
Multiverse is an interdisciplinary concert series combining music and science in live performance. The Climate Hope Concert will interweave music and science to tell immersive stories of regeneration: projects working to heal not just our atmosphere, but our biosphere and society as a whole. Over the course of the show, musicians and scientists connect diverse threads together, exploring topics from sustainable polymers, coral reef restoration, urban regeneration projects and the regeneration of space.
WBUR's Environmental Coverage
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