Looking for a Way to Celebrate Earth Day?

On Saturday, April 21, Fairfield Youth Commissioners will have a gardening booth from 9am to 1pm at the City’s Earth Day Celebration. The event will be held at the Civic Center pond behind the Fairfield Library. Youth Commissioners will hand out free seeds, pots, potting soil, and gardening tips. There will be a choice of peas, carrots, poppies, and marigold seeds for people to take home.

The booth will provide an opportunity for Youth Commissioners to talk with members of the community and promote the benefits of gardening at home. Along with the gardening booth, the Youth Commission is partnering with a local organization, Solano Rocks, at the Saturday event. Commissioners will paint rocks and hide them for children to discover. Like an Easter egg hunt, children will find the rocks and bring them back to the Solano Rocks booth for a prize. Solano Rocks is a local group that sponsors free children’s painting workshops at libraries in Fairfield and Suisun. The children who come to paint rocks are as young as two years old and, for some, it’s their first exposure to art and painting.

Along with preparing for the upcoming Earth Day event, Commissioners have been working on designing a new Youth Commission logo. The Commission will vote on the new design at the May meeting. Youth Commissioners are also working to translate the Youth Needs Assessment Survey into Spanish and are coordinating with Tim Gore to distribute the survey electronically to all middle school and high school students in FSUSD. The survey should be emailed to all students before the school year ends on June 7. Youth Commissioners will then spend the summer analyzing the results and use the information to prepare a new work plan and set goals for the 2018-19 school year.

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