Environmental Action Committee Sponsors Earth Week Events
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 [email protected].