Earth Day Fair
The Earth Day Fair returns to Founder’s Hall at the motherhouse of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) at 320 County Rd K in Fond du Lac. On April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public is invited to interact with Earth-focused exhibitors and participate in various planned activities.
Full event details are available at https://www.csasisters.org/news-events/earth-fair.cfm.
Exhibitors will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. showcasing opportunities to care for our common home in many different ways. Some exhibitors may choose to stay during the film screening in the afternoon, but attendees are encouraged to come prior to 1 p.m. to see all of them.
Guided tours of the CSA solar array will be offered four times over the course of the day, with each tour taking approximately 30 minutes. The first tour of the day will begin at the array and continue for another 30 minutes to showcase some of the other areas of the 237-acre conservation easement. Pre-registration for the tours is encouraged, but not required and can be found on the CSA website. Visitors are also welcome to explore the property on their own throughout the fair hours after checking in to receive a visitor’s badge.
Jay Watson, a Wisconsin DNR Conservation Biologist, will lead a training session for those interested in joining Wisconsin’s Bumble Bee Brigade. This citizen-based monitoring network is designed to help improve understanding, management, and conservation of Wisconsin Bumble Bees. Once trained, attendees will be welcomed to seek out bumble bees on the grounds and return back for sharing photos and for identification assistance.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., we will host a screening of The Letter, a new documentary about how spiritual values unite us in the face of a planetary emergency. The Letter builds on the teaching of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s encyclical on care for our common home, which itself stands on the catechism of the Catholic Church and teachings from popes over the last five decades. This film screening will include prayer, conversation, and a decision about how we will take action together.