Sunday, May 22, is International Biodiversity Day and we will be hosting two collaborative events to mark this holiday.
Post-Service Event with Earth Justice Ministry
After the service on Sunday, we will have an art-centered educational event about biodiversity and extinction. Laurel Hardin of UUCP’s Earth Justice Ministry will be sharing information about endangered species in Arizona and will have a space to create artwork around this theme.
In-Person Activity During the Service with UUJAZ
For our Children’s Ministry time after Together Time, we will be joined by a member of UUJAZ who will be discussing the endangered yellow-billed cuckoo bird as well as the San Pedro River, the border wall, the O’odham relationship with the desert, and the interconnected web of existence of which we are all a part. We will have a template of the yellow-billed cuckoo, and art supplies for folks to make one of their own and to be sent to the UU General assembly.
We will have a table set up at the end of service for folks to create a bird as well.
Here is a video to learn more: UUJAZ Endangered Species Art Project.
Follow the links below to learn more about biodiversity and this unique holiday: