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What Is It?
The Carbon Sequestration Festival (Celebration of Soil) is a yearly community gathering that brings together farmers, academics, industry leaders, citizens and youth under one common goal; to discover how the soils that grow our food are playing a part in solving some of the planet's biggest environmental challenges. Most importantly this is a chance for the public to join in the discussion around carbon sequestration and to learn how they can take action and become part of the solution. The festival will feature demonstrations by industry leaders, interactive educational spaces for families, and presentations from researchers and farmers.

Featured Speakers

James Butler – Director of Global Monitoring at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory

Keith Paustian – Senior Research Scientist at the
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at CSU

Nick Comerford  -- Professor and Research Director,
University of Florida Soil Sciences

Clark Harshbarger – Resource Soil Scientist , NRCS


Kids Activity Schedule

12:10 Five-Senses of the Soil Activity with Clark from NRCS
12:30 History of our Climate Presentation by James Butler of NOAA
1:00 Nature walk along Left Hand Creek with Jaunita, a biologist from City of Boulder Parks
1:45 Reading Bicycle with Amy from the Longmont Library
2:30 Second Round of Nature Walk with Juanita

Also occurring throughout the festival will be:
Hands on science activity at the NOAA booth and a kid’s craft activity at the Ollin Farms booth

Speaker Schedule

James Butler 12:30
Keith Paustian, Nick Comerford, Clark Harshbarger 1:00-1:45

Information Booths will be Open Throughout the Festival
Farm-Fresh Refreshment Table Opens at Noon
Wildwood Roots will be playing music before and after the speakers

Bring walking shoes, sun protection, and a water bottle.
Please Bike or Walk if possible!


For More Information Follow the Facebook Event Page for Updates
Listen to the KGNU interview about the science and inspiration that went into the festival here.

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