Earth Science Day turns 21 on Saturday October 6! Join us from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, to learn about Western New York’s natural history, ecology, and resources through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. Experience hands-on learning under the big tent from groups like The Buffalo Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Hamburg Library, Reinstein Woods, SUNY Buffalo Geology Department, Past & Present Rock Shop, and many more. Plus — stick around or return for a fall stargazing program.
New This Year: The Cass Project brings two art programs to Penn Dixie on Earth Science Day! “Eco-Printing” with Emma Percy will be added to our exhibitor tent. This drop-in workshop will explore a variety of simple techniques for making prints and drawings with plants. Using inks and the pigments within the plants themselves, each visitor can create a unique piece of artwork to take home with them.
Separately, our inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Bonnie Rush, will offer guided tours of her Trilobite Labyrinth project at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. Tours — which require a 1/4 mile round trip hike — will originate at the Cass Project table under the big tent.
Thanks to the generous support of Erie County and our sponsors, Earth Science Day is FREE to ALL. All ages welcome. Penn Dixie members may present their membership cards to receive a special thank you gift at the event.
Teachers: Download our Earth Science Day Flyer or contact us in advance to schedule your group. There is no charge for unguided group tours on Earth Science Day but we request advance notice to help with our parking planning. Guided group tours are available at our usual rates.
Exhibitors: Register Here
This FREE event is made possible by Erie County, The Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, NASA LROC, and Ecology and Environment. Additional sponsorship and donations are welcome through the day of the event and will support Penn Dixie’s community education efforts.
2017 Exhibitors Included: