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Earth Week 2017 Campus Events

BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) - A Poetic Vision of Earth From Space

Saturday, April 15
Beckman Auditorium, 8pm

BELLA GAIA is a live multi-media theater experience that communicates—without words—the BEAUTY of the planet both natural and cultural (BELLA), and the INTERCONNECTNESS of all things on Earth (GAIA).

BELLA GAIA's immersive experience successfully simulates the overview effect of space flight, helping audiences "discover what it's like to be an astronaut" (Washington Post), and realize deeply, emotionally, that there IS something to lose, and therefore there IS something to preserve, to steward. It communicates a visceral flow of unencumbered beauty with supercomputer data-visualizations from NASA, visualizes human effects on the biosphere, and celebrates the power of human art and culture through live music and dance, with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (

For tickets and information, email, or call (626) 395-4652.  Tickets start at $35


Magical Signs of Change: March for Science Sign-Making

Thursday, April 21
Avery Courtyard, 6pm

Join techers preparing to make their voices heard at the LA science march while enjoying the talents of magic castle magician Rmax! ( Refreshments and sign-making materials will be provided


Earth Day Resource and Engagement Fair

Friday, April 21
San Pasqual Walk, 11:30am-1:30pm

Take a break from your work to enjoy the spring weather and get to know campus groups and local environmental organizations! Get some fresh air, expand your local network, and learn how to get involved with local sustainability efforts.  Participating organizations will include:

  • Audubon Pasadena
  • Caltech Adaptive Charging Network
  • Caltech Bike Lab
  • Caltech Sustainability
  • CCI Solar
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • LA County Public Works
  • LA Metro / Bikeshare
  • Muir Ranch
  • Pasadena Public Works - Environmental Programs
  • Pasadena Water and Power
  • Sierra Club - Pasadena Group
  • Techers for a Sustainable Future
  • Theodore Payne Foundation

and more!

Lunch provided for those that complete the passport card – visit the booths at the fair, collect 10 signatures on your passport card, and receive a free lunch while supplies last. All members of the community are welcome to attend.


March for Science Pasadena

Saturday, April 22
Beckman Lawn, 8am

What: A rally and march for everyone who supports science, organized by researchers at Caltech.

Goals: 1) Celebrate science, 2) Advocate for transparency in and the support of science, and 3) Celebrate ties between science and the community.

This event is open to anyone who supports science.

Contact March for Science - Pasadena Organizers

For more information see March for Science - Pasadena


March for Science Los Angeles

Saturday, April 22
Carpool from Campus to Metro Gold Line, Beckman Auditorium, 8:00am

March - Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles
, 9am

March for Science

Join scientists from around the world marching to take a stand for science in policy.  A group from the Caltech community will be participating in the march in Downtown Los Angeles. 

 For more information see Caltech @LA Science March!


City of Stem Big Science Fest

Saturday, April 22
Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, 10am-5pm

City of Stem

Join Caltech’s CCI Solar and other science partners for hands-on activities, exhibits and more! For more information, visit


TACIT Performance of Vavilov's Garden

Saturday, April 22
Ramo Auditorium, 6pm food trucks, 7pm show

Tickets at the door; suggested donation $10 General Admission, $5 students

Come join Theater Arts at Caltech for its fourth annual Earth Day event, an evening of art and performance.  In Mark Eckard’s Vavilov’s Garden, directed by Joshua Wolf Coleman, a group of Soviet scientists in Leningrad struggle to preserve a seed bank started by Nikolai Vavilov, a prominent plant geneticist, while enduring a siege by Nazi Germany and intense political scrutiny from Stalin’s regime. Based on a true story, this play examines science and scientists under incredible political and physical pressure.  Stay for a panel discussion about the play.