March, 2010Alamo Colleges will celebrate Earth Day with a guest speaker and “green” activities at theSan AntonioBotanical Garden on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Texas rancher David Bamberger will be the featured speaker at the event. A champion of land stewardship and habitat restoration, he has converted 5,500 acres of damaged and overgrazed land to environmental restoration. Hailed by theTexasParks and Wildlife Department, Bamberger has won the state’s top voluntary land stewardship award.
Activities available at the Earth Day event include recycled art crafts for kids, watersaver gardening tips, discovery wagons, plant education with Master Naturalists and the work of local artists, including San Antonio’s Anthony Quintanilla, who will showcase environmental-friendly art.
Each year the campuses within the Alamo College System host Earth Day activities in an effort to bring environmental awareness to students, employees and the community. The Earth Day event at the Botanical Garden kicks off a month-long celebration.
Other Alamo College Earth Day celebrations include an Earth Day Fair at theNorthwest Vista campus on April 8. For more information on Northwest Vista activities, contact Jose “J.L.” Egremy at 486-4391 or Andrea Anderson at 486-4385.
For more information on all San AntonioBotanical Garden events, the public can visit www.sabot.org.
Garden admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-13, $5 for students, seniors and military.
San Antonio Botanical Society members enjoy free admission. Group rates for parties of 15 or more
are available. The San AntonioBotanical Garden is located at 555 Funston at North New Braunfels Avenue with free parking. The Botanical Garden is operated under the auspices of the
City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-roundexcept Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.