Ecology Center Event

Albany Beach Cleanup and Sand Globe Event: Hands Across the Sand Gathering

Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Join us to make, play, and create with sand globes, clean the beach, and be a part of the dozens of synchronized global “Hands Across the Sand” gatherings taking place that day. Hands Across the Sand raises awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and about the need to speed the transition to clean energy. Our shared oceans and beaches are threatened by offshore drilling and by sea level rise due to climate change.

What are sand globes? See this gallery of sand globe photos collected by Zach Pine. It usually takes Zach about ten minutes to teach and guide first-timers to make a grapefruit-sized globe. The process of making them feels great, and combining beach cleanup with globe-making evokes a wonderful feeling of environmental and social connection.

Schedule of activities (no speeches, no tabling):

11:00am-11:55am – Beach cleanup and sand globe instruction, creation, and play.
11:55am-12:00pm – Gathering to thank partners. Written informational materials from partners will be made available to participants.
12:00pm-12:10pm – Composing ourselves in a line for our “Hands Across the Sand” photo.
12:10pm-1:00pm – Beach cleanup and sand globe instruction, creation, and play.

For the beach cleanup, bring your own buckets and gloves or use ours. Sieves are very handy for screening the small, nasty stuff.

***** Fog, rain, or shine, we will be there! *****

An RSVP on the Facebook event page would be a big help (but not needed)

Note: dogs are often off leash at this beach.

Directions, Transportation, Parking:

Use this map link to get driving, transit, bike, and walking directions. There is a bike rack at the beach. Thanks to our Parking Sponsor, Golden Gate Fields, there is ample free parking right next to the beach. See this map for the parking lot location.

A Samavesha Community Program Event. Presented by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture in partnership with Friends of Five Creeks and Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition Water Working Group, Citizens for East Shore Parks, and The Watershed Project.

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Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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