CANCELLED Albany Beach Cleanup & Sand Globe Event: Hands Across the Sand, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 11am - 1pm (arrive anytime ).
Free, public, all-ages event
Albany Beach, Albany, CA ( map )
An RSVP on the Facebook event page would be a big help!
(but no worries if you're not on Facebook).
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.
Video from our 2017 event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GWno2Oi0H4&t=5s
Fog, rain, or shine, we will be there!
Presented by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture
in partnership with Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group, Citizens for East Shore Parks, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of Five Creeks, Love the Bulb, and The Watershed Project.
Hands Across the Sand ( http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/ ) 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. Or see the feed on Instagram . It usually takes Zach about five minutes to teach 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 stuff.
Note: dogs are often off leash at this beach.
A Samavesha Community Program event.