- Preparing for Fall Pollinators
Join us at our monthly meeting as we ‘Explore Enjoy and Protect’ the wildlife that is not only fascinating, but crucial to our survival. We will revisit the conversation started this spring and build on actions we can take with an eye toward fall to create habit to support pollinators. Speaker Forest Chapman is a full-time bee wrangler/rescuer and educator who also grows native trees to sell to the community to support pollinators. In 2018 he launched the Oklahoma Sustainable Beekeepers Guild. Speaker Steph Jordan has recently focused her work in farming and sustainability to encourage the public to create habitat for butterflies and to teach people how to bring in the eggs and caterpillars from those habitats to raise away from predation for release back into the wild to increase the numbers of threatened species. The two will deliver a tandem discussion and pollinator plants, trees and pollinator garden signs will be available for purchase for anyone interested.
- Our Planet Movie Night
Join us for a night at the movies! For our general meeting this month, we will be screening an episode from the acclaimed documentary series Our Planet. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough emphasizes humankind's connection to nature and one of its most limited resources – fresh water. Stunning video captures some of Earth’s most crucial freshwater reserves, highlighting their importance for all species, while warning how close we are to losing them.
- Living Off-the-Grid in Oklahoma
Bruce Johnson and Barbara Hagen will once again share their challenging and enlightening experiences of living off-the-grid near Spencer, Oklahoma for the past 42 years. Their presentation highlights conservation and frugality throughout their homestead as well as efficiency of renewable energy sources. Attendees may sign-up for a tour of their amazing homestead in June of 2019. (Join us for social time from 7:00-7:30pm) Presentation is free and open to the public.
- Urban Outing: Ansel Adams & the Photographers of the West
Join us on an urban outing as we enjoy the photography of Ansel Adams and other nature photographers! Meet outside the museum at 2pm. We'll browse the exhibit, the rest of the museum as time permits and afterward, enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant (optional). Cost: $12 Adult, $10 Senior, Members Free. More about the exhibit and the artists may be found online www.okcmoa.com/visit/events/ansel-adams-photographers-west
- Youth Climate Strike OK
On Friday, May 3rd, dozens of young people in Oklahoma will go on strike from school to protest the government’s failure to take action to stop climate change. We are joining hundreds of thousands of other young people holding strikes across the country and the world to demand change. In Oklahoma, we will gather to strike in Oklahoma City. Political leaders in Oklahoma and around the world have failed to prioritize — and in some cases even acknowledge — climate change. Their delay had brought about a climate crisis: According to the UN, there are only 11 years left to reverse the worst effects of climate change. Our futures are on the line, and we will demand attention for climate change before it’s too late. Bring your own chair, water bottle (refills will be available), hat and sunscreen. Exhibitors will be available starting at 10:30am on the east lawn of City Hall. Youth of all ages will be speaking between 11:30am and 12:30pm, so come hear them on your lunch hour.
- Planting the Path for Monarchs
It’s almost Monarch season ―better get to planting! Join us this month for an evening of inspiration and action to support this fragile species. Katie Hawk form The Nature Conservancy and Okies for Monarchs will be our speaker (see below) and we will have milkweed plants for sale and other support plants for Monarchs and various pollinators. The monarch butterfly populations have plummeted at an alarming rate and Oklahoma is critical to their survival. Our great state is centrally located in their migration flyway. From Enid to Durant and Elk City to Tahlequah, now is the time (before it's too late) for us Okies to get our hands dirty and help the monarchs! Join us for an interactive discussion with Katie Hawk from The Nature Conservancy and Okies for Monarchs , to learn about how Oklahomans statewide are taking action to increase monarch-friendly habitat. And learn what you can do at home and beyond to help save the monarchs!
- Spring Fling Celebration 2019
It’s party time! Please join Sierra Club Cimarron Group members and friends for a night of celebration at our annual Spring Fling event. This year fundraising will be limited to raffle tickets for drawing winners of several great baskets of goodies. Some of the basket themes will include: “Bookworm”, “Local Food”, “Movie Night”, “Outdoor Gear”, and more. Music will be provided by the “Braden Boys” (appearing by popular demand for the 3rd year) and some get-acquainted activities are planned, along with lots of great food, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks (and great people). Pot luck finger food items will be welcome but not required and don’t forget some cash for raffle tickets! If you would like to donate a basket of items for the raffle, that would be great but please let us know in advance. Come join us for an evening of fun!!!!
- Beginner Backpack Workshop
This is a two day event! Want to learn how to backpack or have friends you'd like to join you? Come out to our workshop to learn all the essential ins and outs. Join us on Monday March 25 and Wednesday March 27 at 6:30 pm for a two part Beginners Backpack workshop. For the full informational flyer and host contact, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1970722909903285/