8/21/14 West Branch


Starting Location
College Green Park
600 E. College Street Iowa City, IA 52240

6:30 am All MARCHERS and SPIRIT MARCHERS WILL HAVE TO START about .3 MILES WEST AT GEAR TRUCK TO PACK UP! (NE corner of Gilbert and College). Please DO NOT BE LATE FOR THIS EARLY TIME.

Ending Location
Scattergood Friends School, 1951 Delta Avenue West Branch, IA

There are two different locations with the address, 1951 Delta Avenue West Branch, IA. If you are attempting to reach the March at this location, GPS may take you to the wrong place. The school offers directions on their website.

Total Miles
12.6

Walking Map/Instructions
See map here.

Driving Map/Instructions
See map here.

Overnight Information
The overnight stay is at Scattergood Friends School. The campus has 126 acres, and camping locations are flexible. The Director of the school recommend one of the following areas: by the pond, in the archery area, or in front of the main building. The pond is open for swimming. There is no lifeguard on duty, and no one can swim after 8:30 pm. It is a non-smoking campus. Water coolers and snacks will be provided in front of the main building. There are benches and picnic tables throughout the park. The deck is also available for use.

Recommended Breaks
EarthSource Gardens (NewPi Community Garden)

~ Event Information ~

7:00 – 7:30am – Community march meet-up at College Green Park to Earth Source Gardens (or march on to West Branch!)
Meet us at College Green Park Thursday Morning for a final send off for the Great March for Climate Action. We will gather around 7 and depart at 7:30 toward West Branch. Local marchers will say their final well wishes at Earth Source Gardens at Scott Blvd & Rochester Ave., or sign up for the day (www.climatemarch.org/join-the-march/) to march on to West Branch!

Evening Event!!! 7PM: SCATTERGOOD FRIENDS  “MOVING FOR MONARCHS”

Moving for Monarchs is a the work of artists, scientists, and conservationists working together to inspire the planting and protection of essential pollinator habitat through dance, storytelling, and film. We seek to preserve the “dance of life” for pollinators, people, and the planet, and as part of this mission, we are making stops along the migratory route of the monarch monarch butterfly to conduct Monarch Move Events. 

 
A Monarch Move event invites participants discover and share “monarch stories,” as well as stories of personal metamorphosis and migration. These stories are translated into the universal language of movement and then woven together to tell the collective story of the group.
 

Elements of the short dance that emerges will be used in a longer piece of choreography (hopefully next year during National Pollinator Week in June) during a simultaneous dance demonstration in cities around the country.

 

The experience is both specific to the participants of each event and part of a greater collective, serving as a metaphor for all climate/environmental issues and the “dance of life” in which we all take part. Join us to watch “Siempre Vuelven,” a short solo performance by director and dancer Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, hear  and then share your own stories