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Environmental Action Committee Sponsors Earth Week Events

12:43pm EDT, 11 Apr 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 11, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh will celebrate Earth Week Monday, April 21, through Sunday, April 27, with an Earth Day concert, lectures, an edible plants walk and a citizen-science effort to identify species.

“Environmental issues are everywhere, and we need to be educated. Earth Week is a fun way to celebrate our planet while learning ways to improve it,” said Karyn Ehmann, president of Environmental Action Committee, the student-run group sponsoring the week’s activities. 

Schedule of events:

Eco Fest: The week will start with Eco Fest from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Angell College Center Ballrooms. The event will feature an Earth Day concert by the Blind Owl Band, raffles and eco-friendly activities. Students get in free. The general public may purchase tickets for $3 at the Angell College Center’s information desk. All proceeds will go the Adirondack Wildlife Fund.

Earth Lecture: Dr. David Franzi, distinguished teaching professor of earth and environmental science, will speak about the importance of Earth Week, Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m., in Room 106, Hudson Hall. Free.

Climate Change Presentation: Dr. Stephen Danna, former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration member and current dean of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, will discuss climate change, Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in Room 106, Hudson Hall. Free.

Edible Plants Walk: Dr. Michael Burgess, assistant professor of biology will lead a free edible plants walking tour in Ruger Woods. Participants will meet outside the Angell College Center Friday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. Free.

The Wildlife Club will bring the week to a close with a plant and animal identification event Sunday, April 27. A shuttle will take people back and forth from the Angell College Center to Rugar Woods throughout the day from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Janet Ellsworth at jells002@plattsburgh.edu.

For more information, visit  www.facebook.com/SUNYPlattsEarthDay.

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