Amazing Earthfest, May 14 through 20, 2017 in the destination city of Kanab, is Southern Utah’s spring festival of learning, discovery, arts and adventure exploring life in the Intermountain West. Enjoy hiking, wildlife, scenery, dinosaurs, culture, ethics, history and the dark sky of Utah’s canyon country. Watch award-winning documentary films of planetary, national, and regional significance in a cool, comfortable theater.celebrate the centennial of America’s National Parks. For a schedule of events visit: www.AmazingEarthfest.org, or stop in at the Kane County Visitor Center, 78 South 100 East, or call 435-644-3735.
11th Amazing Earthfest 2017 Event Titles, May 14 – 20
Confirmed events, dates and descriptions posted at www.AmazingEarthfest.org Updated 4/6/17
ARTS AND CULTURE - 8
A Field Exercise in Mindful Photography - A field trip with the GSENM Artist in Residence. Jarred Warren www.jaredwarrenphotography.com/
Art Attack - Fine dining enhanced by locally produced works of art. Rocking V Cafe
In the Moment with Watercolor - Enjoy quiet, “creative time” making art at a historic Pioneer site Pipe Spring National Monument
Mindful Photography: Savoring the Outdoors - Workshop with the GSENM Artist in Residence. Jarred Warren
Photographing Night Skies - A photographic workshop to capture outstanding night sky images. David Swindler www.ActionPhotoTours.com
Red Pueblo Museum - Visit a fabulous collection of Native American artifacts. Museum and Heritage Park in Fredonia, AZ.
Utah Rock Art - Participate in preservation, site stewarding, documentation and monitoring. Utah Rock Art Research Association https://urara.wildapricot.org/
Wild Kane Welcomes Willow Wind - Blending poetic creativity with passion for conservation. Wild Kane County and Willow Wind Poets
COMMUNITY - 9
Bird Song Yoga - Morning yoga sessions set the mood for a great day. Certified Yoga Instructor, Ote Dale
Dark Skies, Bright Eyes - See the moon and planets from downtown Kanab with an astronomer. Sego Restaurant and Astronomer Randy Dunning
Healing in the Desert - The great outdoors helps us discover and develop our inner selves. WinGate Wilderness Therapy www.wingatewildernesstherapy.com
Invocation to Sustainability - Connect with Mother Nature through music, poetry and ethics. 11th Amazing Earthfest
Permaculture - Visit an integrated sustainable farm in Utah. Heartwater Farm www.heartwaterfarm.com
Poetry in the Park - Develop your creativity at a poetry writing workshop. Willow Wind Poets of Kanab
Potluck Social Dinner Party - Meet event presenters, organizers, volunteers and visitors. 11th Amazing Earthfest
Raising Grass-Fed Beef - Practicing sustainable grazing in southwest Utah. Bar 10 Ranch
Six Miles of Splendor – Roadside cleanup with a picnic along old US 89 in the White Cliffs. 11th Amazing Earthfest and BLM Kanab Field Office
DOCUMENTARY FILMS - 9
After Winter, Spring - Family farming at a turning point in history.
Anthropocene - Examine the current well-being and long term survival of humanity.
Biophilic Design - Innovative ways to design places where we live, work, and learn.
How to Let Go of the World - Explore the human qualities that global warming can't destroy.
Just Eat It - A look at food waste from farm, through retail, to your own fridge.
Minimalism - Beyond consumerism; attempting to live simpler, more meaningful lives.
Planetary - Exploring relationships with each other and our Earth home.
Revolution - Young people worldwide lead a global revolution to stem climate change.
The Future of Energy - Renewable power is not just a dream, but a viable option now.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE - 7
Hiking Lick Wash - GSE Partners lead you into a narrow canyon on GSENM in the White Cliffs. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners www.gsenm.org
Mansard Petroglyphs Hike - Explore Kanab’s Vermilion Cliffs with a BLM Archaeologist. BLM Kanab Field Office
Mountain Biking Kanab’s Newest Trails - Ride two new scenic trails overlooking Kanab. Kanab Bicycle Club
Mountain Biking the Chocolate Cliffs - A 10-mile scenic trail ride on natural surface. 11th Amazing Earthfest
Road Bike Ride into Grand Staircase - A gentle 35- mile paved ride into stunning natural beauty. 11th Amazing Earthfest
Tracking an Ancient Predator - Hike to a dinosaur track site with a GSENM Paleontologist. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners
Which Way Did He Go? - Hike the Old Spanish Trail to explore early routes in Paria Canyon. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
SCIENCE AND LAND - 6
Grazing on the Colorado Plateau - Ten ways you can help improve grazing practices in Utah. Grand Canyon Trust www.grandcanyontrust.org
Save the Stars Above - Learn why dark skies matter and how you can help preserve them. Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative www.cpdarkskies.org/
Secret Life of Trees - Trees communicate with each other; learn how and why. Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
Solar Astronomy - See sunspots and solar flares safely with Bryce Astro-Rangers. Bryce Canyon National Park
The Meaning of Light - Learn the physical properties and sources of astronomical light. Astronomy Interpreter Randy Dunning
Tour the Galaxy - A guided tour of the planets and constellations sprinkled with mythic stories. Astronomy Interpreter Randy Dunning