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College Sponsors Earth Day Festival

Release Date: 3/22/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Sponsors Earth Day Festival

Westminster, Md.--On Monday, April 25, 2011, Carroll Community College will hold its Earth Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall and throughout campus. The Earth Day Festival is sponsored by How Things Work Academic Community. Faculty coordinators are Maria Burness and Bill Warburton. (April 22 is when the community celebrates Earth Day, but the college is closed for spring break on that day.)

The purpose of the third annual college celebration is to understand, appreciate, and promote our environment and its natural resources from a global view. Highlights include:


CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR STUDENTS IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH
• Students Poster Displays in Great Hall 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Fun and engaging hands- on activities 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Free chemical analyses of tap drinking water: bring a bottle of your tap water, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
INVITED SPEAKER
Leslie Morrison, Maryland Campus Organizer of Chesapeake Climate Action Network,
Four, 30-minute presentations from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (outside the Bookstore).
TALK TO EARTH-FRIENDLY GROUPS
Carroll Recycling Office
Sierra Club 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maryland Heartland Sustainable Fund 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SEE A HYBRID CAR
Heritage Honda 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crouse Ford 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
STUDENT CLUBS / ORGANIZATIONS
Green Team.--Carbon footprints, seedlings, and fun, hands-on activities
STEM Club -Hands-on activities by our students
Multi-cultural Diversity Club
Alternative Spring Break Experience: Reflections from the Burlington, North Carolina trip
Early Learning Center: A wonderful creation!
College Library- Earth Day-themed related books on display
GIVEAWAYS
Insulated auto mugs, while supplies last
DOCUMENTARIES
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The 11th Hour
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Food, Inc.
2 p.m.to 3 p.m. Habitable Planet - Agriculture and Water Resources
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Habitable Planet - Human Population and Biodiversity Decline
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tapped - Discussion thereafter by the Green Team.
(These films will be shown in the area outside the bookstore)
CLOSING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Winged Migration: Room K-100: A four-year filming of a documentary on migration of birds on all seven continents. The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Documentary Feature category.

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