The Carpinteria Living Shoreline Festival, a birding and nature festival is scheduled for March 25-27, 2022. Here are the highlights so far!
Birds and birding will be a major focus of the festival as well as events covering coastal ecology and the community’s strong tradition of valuing and protecting coastal resources. The goal is to create an event that reflects Carpinteria’s unique relationship to its shoreline.
The first day of the festival, (Friday, March 25) will be a special “education” day, with both outdoor and indoor events designed for children in the primary and secondary grades.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening at Carpinteria Arts Center. The Carpinteria Arts Center is working on creating and curating a shoreline-themed art/photography exhibition at the Carpinteria Arts Center.
Saturday and Sunday, (March 26 and 27) will feature a combination of outdoor events including walking tours as well as indoor lectures and workshops. All events are designed to appeal to a broad audience including birders, beach lovers, and families with children.
A keynote event on Saturday evening will tie together the three festival themes of birds, coastal ecosystems, and the community’s relationship to the shore. As part of the Saturday evening event, we will also present an award to a member of the community honoring their contributions to the appreciation and preservation of Carpinteria’s shoreline.
Additional outdoor and lectures similar to those on Saturday are scheduled to continue on Sunday through the mid-afternoon.