The community Earth Day celebration returns to Penn State Harrisburg April 22 with educational and fun activities for all ages.
The 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. festivities on Vartan Plaza are organized by student organizations including the Society of Environmental Engineering, the Outdoor and Photography clubs, Environmental Science students, and those enrolled in the engineering course, Design for a Global Society. Faculty and staff from the college Conservation Committee are also involved.
Featuring food and music, Earth Day will be highlighted by a stream restoration and tree planting effort on campus in the area of the Engineering Technology Laboratory.
Educational workshops throughout the celebration include:
Presenters from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center explaining how to protect raptors; fly fishing instruction; composting tips from the Penn State Cumberland County Extension; Design for a Global Society student projects focusing on environmental consciousness; and students from Cumberland/Perry County Vo-Tech will help participants arrange their own bouquet of flowers.
Informational displays with a hybrid car, honeybee keeping, and trout fishing are also scheduled.
Fun activities include a mechanical bull riding challenge, trampoline, and the opportunity to create a tie-dye shirt.