Get your hands dirty this Earth Day with a NightLife devoted to compost, urban farming, recycled art, and getting in sync with nature. Experience a “dirt tasting” with artist Laura Parker, attend a “Worm Composting 101” workshop, and contemplate starting your own urban garden with the experts at Garden for the Environment. Catch a screening of KQED’s “Edible Insects” and consider joining the wave of gourmands getting their protein from delicacies like roasted mealworms and sautéed bee larvae.
Award-winning conservation photographer Ian Shive returns to NightLife to showcase his stunning photos of the natural landscapes we’ve become detached from in this digital age, including a short multimedia film, Healing Waters, that profiles his latest photo expedition through India. Join SCRAP to create your own masterpiece from recycled and reused items, and catch special showings of Fragile Planet in the planetarium. Music by DJ Aaron Pope (a.k.a. the Academy’s green guru).