Earth Week Events

Earth Day Movie: "John Muir, The Unruly Mystic"

Monday, April 22nd,  5:00- 8:00pm

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe–Pope Hall–208 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, 87501

Come Celebrate Earth Day with a meal and a wonderful movie on the spiritual mystic and conservationist John Muir, whose thoughts and spiritual insights changed the world. The movie will be followed by an interactive discussion. Food, fun and fellowship for all as we come together to celebrate the gift of God’s good creation and heed the call for responsible stewardship.

Science on a Sphere – Faith, Science and the Environment Field Trip

Friday, April 26th,  4:00-5:30pm

Meeting at the Santa Fe Community College–Trades and Advanced Technology Center, Room 803

Did you know the Santa Fe Community College in partnership with National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) houses the truly impressive room-sized “Science On A Sphere” program that uses remarkable 4D images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperatures in order to help humans understand complex environmental issues. This intuitive and captivating series of presentations will help you better understand the local and global effects of climate change, fires, pollution as well as how various industrial and agricultural processes are impacting the earth’s land, water, and air. The presentation will be given by Presbyterian Reverands Dave Wasserman and Andrew Black. Don’t miss this truly amazing event. All are welcome.

Spirituality of Hiking Series

Wildlife Corridors and Cultural Hike on the Caja del Rio

Saturday, April 27th—9am-12pm

This moderate and interactive hike is located just outside the city of Santa Fe and will explore ancient Native American and Spanish petroglyphs as well as delve into the rich cultural history of the Camino Real  and Route 66. The proposed Caja del Rio Wildlife and Cultural Interpretive Management Area is an area of profound cultural and historical significance and critical to wildlife habitat and connectivity. As one of the most ecologically rich habitats in North America, the area connects a vital wildlife corridor from the state of Colorado to Mexico. The proposed Management Area is home to herds of mule deer and elk and a variety of unique and sensitive plant and animal species, including black bear, cougar, Western Burrowing Owl and Golden Eagle. The area has also been designated as an Important Bird Area with a river corridor critical for waterfowl and non-game species migration. This is a great way to get outdoors and learn about how you can help us advocate to protect this important cultural and wildlife area.

Hike Logistics: We will meet in the parking lot of the Blue Corn Cafe (4056 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe (corner of Cerrillos and Rodeo)) and car pool to the hiking area. Please dress accordingly and bring water, snacks, and hiking shoes. Also high clearance vehicles are preferred on the Caja.