Earth Month at UIW

UIW Earth Month


 Photos provided by Mr. John Henz, Certified Consulting Meteorologist #270



UIW will celebrate Earth Month

March 20 (equinox) to April 22 (Earth Day)

Art of the Texas Sacred Springs

The UIW Department of Art and Headwaters at Incarnate Word present Art of the Texas Sacred Springs. The first of five sites in a pilgrimage honoring the springs of South Central Texas and Connecting People to nature through Art. The exhibit will be on display through April 8.  The Headwaters at Incarnate Word has partnered with a group of passionate professional artists to organize a month long art show celebrating the region’s major springs with a special focus on our own Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying events invite the public to experience these essential springs through various artistic mediums. The special events accompanying the exhibit are free but require registration to secure seating. For more information visit: Register at:

Yanaguana, Lower Pecos Rock Art, and Indigenous History of San Antonio [Lecture]

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 7:00 PM -8:30 PM

A Celebration of Nature: Recital by pianists Duo AleAnya of Musical Bridges Around the World

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • 7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Chihuly Outside - Film Series: Nature as Creative Inspiration

  • Monday, April 2, 2018
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Sounds of Spring: Recital by pianist Elena Portnaya of Musical Bridges Around the World

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • 7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Voices of the Waters: Poetry & Prose Readings

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • 4:30 PM -- 6:30 PM

3rd Friday Birding: With Christine Turnbull

  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • 8:30 AM -- 10:30 AM

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • 2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship Nominations

The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was created in 2007 in recognition of grounds superintendent Bill Mulcahy’s leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land at Incarnate Word.  Each year the Earth Month Committee selects two members of the UIW community to receive this award, one faculty and one staff.  Nominations are due for 2018 by Monday, April 2nd.  The award will be presented on Monday, April 23rd, in an Earth Day observance at 12:00 noon in the AT&T Circle near the science buildings.  Please send the name of your nominee to Sally Said along with a short explanation of your nominee’s contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.

The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship

The award will be presented on Monday, April 23rd, in an Earth Day observance at 12:00 noon in the AT&T Circle near the science buildings.

Earth Day Fair

Featuring fair booths on April 23rd, 11:00 to 1:00 in the AT&T Circle near the science buildings.

Donate Used Glasses for Los Quijotes of San Antonio Health Ambassadors

Please consider donating used glasses that will be used for the 2018 Health Mission trip to the southern part of Mexico, focusing on serving the indigenous population of the state of Oaxaca. Our goal is to collect 100 glasses single vision or readers (no bifocals or progressives). Donations will be accepted through March 23.

 Drop off locations:

  • Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability, AD 158
  • Tutoring Services/ Writing and Learning Center, SEC 3167
  • Nursing Building, First Floor
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry, Student Lounge/Cafeteria

UIW Community Garden Workday

The community is invited to join us for the UIW Community Garden Workday on Saturday, March 24 from 9 – 11 a.m. Come be a part of UIW’s ongoing sustainability initiatives and the WORD IN ACTION celebrating President Evans’ upcoming inauguration. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help beautify and prolong the life of the campus' Community Garden by helping stain current wood décor, prepare expanded garden beds for polluter plants and harvest current vegetation of food-based plants.  There will be many fun and rejuvenating activities at this family friendly event.  People of all ages are welcome to come out and be a part of the UIW family. For more information, please contact Teofilo Reyes at or call 210-829-2764.

Earth Day with USAA! with the San Antonio 2nd Service Platoon

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and our lead sponsor USAA to make a difference at this Southwest ISD school and remind them that veterans and the community are here to show their support. This event will be April 21st, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  The location is Indian Creek Elementary School. For additional information contact Carlos Acosta

Tentative Tasks to be completed: Sports Field, Walking Trail, Sports Equipment Room Shelves, Rock Wall Installation, Beautification in Front of School
What to wear: Your TMC gear, of course! All participants will receive a FREE T-shirt! All volunteers MUST wear closed toe shoes. Casual attire suggested, come ready to get dirty!


EcoExchangeEdu (EEE) is a group of South Texas college and university students, faculty, staff, and administrators, who gather to share ideas about sustainability on our campuses. EEE hosts an annual showcase in April, and is proud to announce its 4th showcase, “Greening San Antonio: Beyond 300,” on Friday, April 6, 2018. Find EEE on Facebook.

SA300 Tricentennial Festival

The University and the Incarnate Word Sisters ministries going back to 1869 are an important part of San Antonio history.  In this Tricentennial year we remember that and celebrate. A UIW leader in the Tricentennial initiative Sister Martha Ann Kirk, the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership (ECCL), and I would be grateful to you for sharing with your class this unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to support Incarnate Word’s Tricentennial celebration event on

Sunday April 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


From 11:30 -- 1:30 pm see student gardeners in action starting behind the Gorman Mitchell Building.  Tour the gardens and learn what’s growing here and in many places where our students work with children and neighborhoods to have fresh healthy food.     Dr. Chris Edelman and gardeners

Solar House Tours,

11:30 -  2:00 pm. Daniel Potter, director and builder of the Solar House shares with students of all ages. Come learn of  this LEEDS certified model of sustainability and other information that can help create a better future for all of us.

Trees, Trees, TREES!

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Start at the Tree Table (where?  In front of the Brackenridge Villa?) for information and activities. Join a half hour tour and see oaks growing before the Spaniards came and pecans that nourished early peoples. Learn of the Campion Mountain Laurel, many types of tress, and why trees are important.   Dr. Bonnie McCormick and Phillip Lopes and team

Gather at the Blue Hole with the “American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions” (AITSCM)

12:45 p.m.Members of the AIT-SCM will lead a ceremony with traditional Indian music at the Blue Hole, the sacred place of the headwaters of Yanaguana and the San Antonio River, and then lead a procession to the symposium.

Location: Headwaters Sanctuary (The Blue Hole)



Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend should contact the ADA coordinator at least five university business days prior to the event at or 210-829-6035