Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to host Earth Week eventsThe Gidakiimannaanbooshke Giin Environmental Science and Outdoor Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has planned a schedule of activities to celebrate Earth Week during April 21 though April 25, 2008. All activities are free and open to the public.
The Gidakiimannaanbooshke Giin Environmental Science and Outdoor Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has planned a schedule of activities to celebrate Earth Week during April 21 though April 25, 2008. All activities are free and open to the public.
The Environmental Science Club is taking a new approach to Earth Week
this year by hosting presentations and informational displays on a
variety of topics throughout the week. Each day will focus on a specific
topic and provide information on the daily topic through brochures and
displays, posters, and expert speakers and presenters in the student
common and amphitheater on campus.
Earth Week 2008 will start on Monday, April 21, with a traditional pipe
and drum ceremony at 8 a.m. State Representative Bill Hilty is
scheduled to speak in the amphitheater after the pipe and drum ceremony
until 10 a.m. The topic for the day is Clean Energy, Renewable
Resources and Bio-fuels. The Clean Energy Technology program at Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College will have an informational display and
students will be available to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day and the daily topic is Water Quality and
Mining. At 9 a.m. speaker Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species
Program Coordinator from the University of Minnesota Sea Grant, will
present a program titled Earth Day 2008: U CN HLP STP H2O 4N SPP (You
can help stop aquatic foreign species). At 10 a.m. retired high
school science instructor and citizen environmental steward Len Anderson
of Cloquet will provide a presentation about the environmental impacts
of mining. A light lunch will be provided after the speakers.
On Wednesday, April 23, the daily topic is Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels,
Native Plants and Native Pollinators. The featured activity for the day
is a screening of the film King Corn at 1 p.m. in room 230.
The daily topic for Thursday, April 24, is Recycling and Composting.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., speaker A.J. Mathews from Western Lake
Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) will discuss current recycling trends
and what to expect in the future.
The annual Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25, along 14th Street near the Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College campus. Volunteers are needed and a special pizza
party lunch after the cleanup will be provided for volunteers.
Volunteers should gather in the student common area at 11 a.m.
For more information about Earth Week 2008 activities at Fond du Lac
Tribal and Community College, contact Dennis Chambers at 218-390-5860 or
via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.