For Immediate Release
Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

College Offers Outdoor Fun on Earth Day

Allentown, PA (April 29, 2011) – Cedar Crest College invites the community to campus on Friday, April 29, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day with a variety of free activities and presentations. Activities will be held on the terrace and lawn of the Tompkins College Center.

“We are excited to have the community visit our campus and learn more about conservation. There are great activities for children, including crafts with recycled materials, a scavenger hunt, information about oil spills and endangered species” said Amy Faivre, associate professor of biological sciences at Cedar Crest and director of the Conservation Biology program.

“It is crucial to engage and educate our children about the importance of protecting the Earth and its resources for the future. We want kids to know that they can make a difference too,” added John Cigliano, director of the biological sciences department at Cedar Crest.

The celebration will include interactive educational activities for kids of all ages concerning climate change; information about practical uses of recycled materials; water shed activities, tie-dying Earth Day t-shirts; and more. There will also be visits from special wildlife guests.

These Earth Day activities are sponsored by the following campus organizations: Art Society, the biology department, the Conservation Club, The Lutz Center for Community Service, America Reads, First Book—Cedar Crest College, Nu Delta Alpha and Pocono Environmental Education Center. For information send e-mail to tebean@cedarcrest.edu.

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Last Updated: 4/30/11