About Earth Day Latino:

Earth Day Latino will be held at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90012) on April 21st & 22nd, 2012.

Earth Day Latino brings together communities for an educational and entertaining day of outdoor activities focused on environment, LA history and culture. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Last year's Earth Day Latino ran from early sunlight to moonlight. 75 families planted trees, heard wildlife presentations and eco lectures, and played soccer

Families camped overnight, many for the very first time, at the park and were equipped with sleeping bags and tents by California State Parks' FamCamp.

Saturday April 21st

- Jan Perry, Councilwomen
- History of L.A. Historic State Park by LA Division Director of Cal State Parks Sean Woods and Fabian Wagmister LA REMAP

- Los Angeles Then... Unveiling of LA River Water Wheel art installation by James Naish

- Kevin De Leon, Senator
- Los Angeles Now...Through the Eyes of High School
- Eco- Interns presented by UCLA Professor, Dr. Fabian Wagmister

- Picnic-Style Lunch Bring your own food-filled basket or buy from Un Solo Sol Kitchen, a Boyle Heights favorite; limited amount available) BYOUtensils and blanket

- Arrival of Santa Monica Mountains mobile interpretive system (SOMObile) - Will be educating until 7pm.
- Tour of the LA Historic State Park Native Gardens- Olivia Chumacero from Metabolic Studio/ State Park Consultant
- Bilingual: Geo Cashing/ Scavenger Hunt with REI

Break: Nap Time under a Tree 

- Bike Ride along Los Angeles River 10k

- BBQ Dinner food for sale; limited amount available happening simultaneously, 
- Battle of H.S. Bands: Compose an "of the Earth" song challenge   

- Urban Animals & Nature Presentation  

- Drum Circle, Bonfire & Story Telling Under the Moonlight

Sunday April 22st

- Morning Bilingual Movement/Yoga 

Special Guest Appearances:

  • Antonio Gonzalez, President William C. Velasquez Institute
  • Ed Reyes, LA Councilman District 1
  • Olivia Chumacero, Consultant Metabolic Studio
  • Mia Lehrer, Founder Principal Mia Lehrer + Associates
  • Fabian Wagmister, UCLA Professor/ Digital Media Artist
  • Carlos Ortez, Un Solo Sol
  • Sean Woods, LA Division Director, Cal State Parks
  • James Naish, Artist and Sculptor
  • Miguel Luna, Master Gardener, Urban Semillas

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