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Virtual Earth Day Celebration: A Month-Long Celebration

April 22 - May 22

Join us starting online on Thursday, April 22, 2021 for the Mission’s month-long Virtual Earth Day Celebration! Learn about the Mission’s Gardens, explore how to make a butterfly friendly space, learn about Native American basket weaving practices, and more! Visit www.facebook.com/MissionSJC to watch videos, download a special activity and participate in livestream events!

Adults and children of all ages will enjoy these special virtual livestreams and videos and activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

Videos and our special nature scavenger hunt activity will be featured on our social media throughout our month-long virtual celebration and will continue to be available on our website after.



Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Tour of the Mission’s West Gardens – Click here to pre-register
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Virtual Lecture about theSwallows of Capistrano with Dr. Charles Brown, University of Tulsa – Click here to pre-register
  • 2:00 p.m.
    Paint the Mission: Watercolor Painting Class for All Ages** – Click here to pre-register

*subject to change

**To paint along with the Paint the Mission livestream, we recommend the following supplies: watercolor paints, paint brush, watercolor paper, pencil, black marker, and water for dipping your paint brush.


  • Native American Basket Weaving
  • STEM Learning, presented by The Discovery Cube Foundation, including:
    “The Water Cycle”
    “From the Mountains to Your Tap”
    “Big Bumpy Land”
    “Ways To Save”
    “Sustainability Energy Song”
    “Butterfly Song”
  • Creating a Butterfly Garden, presented by Susie Vanderlip,local author and MonarchConservation Specialist


  • Printable Nature ScavengerHunt Activity

View 2021 Virtual Earth Day Celebration Highlights


April 22
May 22
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