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Summit for the Planet – May the Forest Be With You

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Summit for the Planet – May the Forest Be With You

Saturday, May 4, 9am – 1pm

Join us May 4 for an eco-festival featuring a family redwood hike, eco-carnival and much more. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. More details to come!

Everyone is welcome and “may the forest be with you!” at the 18th annual Summit for the Planet on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Mount Madonna School.
This free admission public festival begins with a 5K family hike that winds through enchanted trails lined with majesticmredwoods and eucalyptus trees. Catch a glimpse of Monterey Bay at the finish line where you will be greeted with delicious vegetarian fare and live music. Wander the eco-carnival and enjoy games, live animals, a model solar-powered vehicle race, recycled “trash” fashion show and more!
With a nod to popular “Star Wars” culture, attendees are invited to come dressed as their favorite character from the film franchise and enjoy a fun, “intergalactic” Earth Day celebration. Note, please no lightsabers; weapons (or weapon-like accessories) of any kind are not allowed.
Hike registration begins at 9:00am; the hike starts at 10:00am, with the eco-carnival opening at 11:00am, followed by music, the Trash Fashion show and learning expo. The event concludes at 1:00pm.
From California kingsnakes and turkey vultures to barn owls and bearded dragons, the opportunity to get up close and hands-on with wildlife at the annual Summit for the Planet Earth Day festival is always a huge draw. Children and adults alike enjoy the many birds, reptiles and amphibians shared by the Bay Area Herpetological Society (BAHS) and Wildlife Education Rehabilitation Center (WERC), two participants in this community eco-festival.
With its unique spotlight on environmental education, the Summit for the Planet festival has grown to some 500 people of all ages, from south Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.


Mount Madonna School
(408) 847-2717
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Mount Madonna School
491 Summit Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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(408) 847-2717
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