Albany Beach Cleanup and Free Sand Globe Workshop
Sunday, July 16, 2017
1pm-3pm (arrive anytime)
Albany Beach, Albany California
An RSVP on the Facebook event page would be a big help!
(but no worries if you're not on facebook).
Join us for the second Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group (ALDOG) beach cleanup of 2017, and a free public sand globe workshop on Albany Beach.
Our February, 2016 event brought in 300 lbs of trash and 80 lbs of recyclables, and people of all ages learned to make sand globes then had a great time making beach sculptures and creating globe-tossing games.
I invented my technique for making sand globes in 2000, and have taught over a thousand people how to make them. In five minutes I can teach the basic technique; it usually takes beginners about ten minutes to make a grapefruit-sized globe. The process of making them feels great, and combining beach cleanup with globe-making evokes a wonderful feeling of environmental and social connection.
At this event, I'll teach everyone in sight to make sand globes (and encourage them to teach others!) Then, as in all my collaborative art-with-nature events, we'll create a spontaneously evolving art installation on the beach. Some of us will make moving creations with people and globes. Non-globe creativity involving sand and people is also encouraged of course!
For more information about sand globes, see Earth in Your Hands - Sand Globes Worldwide.
For the beach cleanup, bring your own buckets and gloves or use ours. Sieves are very handy for screening the tiny, nasty stuff.
Directions and Parking: See this map. Parking is free for beach cleaners in the lot at the foot of Buchanan, courtesy of Golden Gate Fields. (Thank you, GGF!) Park, walk through the eucalyptus grove, and head to our sign-in table.
NOTE: this is an off-leash dog beach.
Arrive anytime and join in.
This event is in collaboration with the East Bay Regional Park District.
ALDOG is a California Coastal Commission Adopter of Albany Beach and a project of PIDO, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
A Samavesha Community Program event.