Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

Celebrate Earth Day – April 24th, 2021

World Peace Sanctuary, 26 Benton Road, Wassiac, NY


Connect with nature poughkeepsie ny

Join us this year, as we celebrate our connection to the Earth on Saturday April 24. This connection that we have to nature, plants, and the land is important to our health and all that we are.

Attend our Walking the Trail Workshops. Come for one or come for all.
You are welcomed to attend one or more workshop(s), and/or our World Peace Prayer Ceremony.


10:00 am: Morning Tranquility Walk

This is a wellness walk, we show you different techniques for receiving healing from nature and how to connect to the magic. Suggested donation: $20, space is limited.

Noon: Lunch

Bring your own food/beverage/snacks. We have a few picnic tables & plenty of lawn space.

1:00 pm: World Peace Prayer Ceremony

1:30 pm: Afternoon Fairy Walk

Walk the trail in the forest to see signs of the Divine Dancing of the magical creatures of the forest and connect with them. In this workshop, we will discover ideal locations for fairy houses, place a decorated doorway and then enhance the area around it with nature. Suggested donation: $20, includes materials, space is limited.

4:00 pm: Nature’s Sound Circle 

We join together in a circle, outside to build community, and to reconnect with the land and the spirits of the place. Listen to the sound of the drum as it beats, shake a turtle rattle, and then the howl of a wolf is heard. Join in or just enjoy the energy. Donations welcome.

Michael Gulbrandsen


Our Guide Michael Gulbrandsen is a Listener of Nature’s Whispers. He instructs people in how t0 connect to nature and it’s inhabitants by Walking the Trail. You have to pause & take in the magic, and slow down your senses. See the forest from the Squirrel’s eyes and listen to nature’s whispers,” he says. “The land has held me as I danced in celebration, as I sat by fire to receive guidance, and connected with my brothers & sisters in community. We deepened our love of each other as we walked this path together. I find my connection with Nature at the Sanctuary like any meaningful relationship that deepens over time. I have come to feel at home here, discovering a sense of belonging.”


COVID19 Protocols: We ask all participants to bring a mask to wear for the duration of the event. We will keep a distance of 6 feet or more at all times. Of course, social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside and enjoy nature, as long as you do so responsibly! Nature is not cancelled!

***Follow the Sound of the Drum Beat to the location of the workshop at the Sanctuary.


For reservations or more information contact Ann Marie at 845-337-2599.

Earth Day 2021 Invitation Flyer (PDF Download)