"Vermillion Earth Days is a community-wide celebration that allows USD to show how it is integrated with – and a critical part of – the broader Vermillion community," said Meghann Jarchow, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Sustainability & Environment and board president of Greening Vermillion. "This year we have done an exceptionally good job of bringing multiple groups together to offer a series of events. There is an event for everyone."

Schedule of Events

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 8 

  • Solar Eclipse Event, 1:30-2:30 p.m., USD Muenster University Center lawn

Wednesday, April 10 

  • Lunch & Learn: The Mending Circle, noon - 1 p.m., Vermillion Public Library

Monday, April 15 

  • Painting Flower Pots (K-5th), 3:45-4:45 p.m., Vermillion Public Library
  • Nature Writing Workshop, 2-3 p.m., USD Old Main 202
  • Earth Days Lecture: "Language of Nature," 4-5 p.m., USD Farber Hall (Old Main 111)
  • Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass, 7-8:30 p.m., Vermillion Public Library or Zoom

Tuesday, April 16 

  • Earth Run & Crazy Cleanup, 6-7:30 p.m., Ratigan Platz or Coyote Legacy Statue
  • Earth Days Trivia, 8-10 p.m., Dakota Brick House

Friday, April 19 

  • USD Earth Day Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., USD Muenster University Center
  • Clothing Swap, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. USD Muenster University Center Pit
  • Movie 'n Popcorn: Fern Gully, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Vermillion Public Library
  • Stargazing Party, 8:30-10 p.m., Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

Saturday, April 20 

  • Party for the Planet at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4-H Center (515 High St.)
  • Sidewalk Mural Community Paint Day, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Prentis Park

Sunday, April 21

  • Walk to the Beach, 2-4 p.m., Missouri River

Monday, April 22 

  • Common Ground Film, 7-8:45 p.m., Coyote Twin Theater (10 E Main St)

Friday, April 26 

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection, 2-6 p.m., Missouri Valley Recycling Center (840 N. Crawford Road)

Saturday, April 27 

  • Beginner Mending Workshop, 2:30-4 p.m., Vermillion Public Library

To learn more about the 2024 Vermillion Earth Days, visit GreeningVermillion.org.

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