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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

EARTH DAY AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

Annual Celebration Incorporates Artistic and Environmental Activities

Allentown, PA (April 20, 2004) - On April 20, 1970, more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. Since that day 34 years ago, Earth Day has continued to be an opportunity for the community to reaffirm its commitment to protecting the environment. Cedar Crest College will host a variety of interactive activities and events in recognition of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23, 2004. The festivities will include a trash-to-treasure sculpture competition, painting of a mural, a display of live animals and a variety of children's activities. Lindsay Kendall '02 will deliver a feature presentation entitled "To the Bottom of the World and Back Again: An Antarctic Adventure in Molecular Marine Biology."

EARTH DAY 2004 SCHEDULE - CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

Noon - 3 pm Trash toTreasure Sculpture Competition using recycled materials
Birds of Prey from the Trexler Game Preserve
Live Animals from the Wildlands Conservancy
Plant Sale sponsored by the Conservation Club
Painting a Mural

4 - 5 pm "To the Bottom of the World and Back Again: An Antarctic Adventure in Molecular Marine Biology"
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest place on earth; one of the most extreme of all extreme environments. How do organisms adapt to such conditions? Lindsay Kendall '02, an alumna of Cedar Crest and a graduate student from the University of Delaware discusses her research into extreme environment adaptations and her experiences during her austral summer in McMurdo Station, Antarctica.


FRIDAY, APRIL 23

CHILDREN'S EVENTS RELATED TO EARTH DAY
BRING YOUR KIDS TO CEDAR CREST!

1 - 6 pm "The Great Kapok Tree" performed by Alpha Psi in the Greek Theater: A children's play about the environment.

Paint on recycled tiles
Paper-making
Face-painting
Tie-dying T-shirts
Pictures taken with Endangered Animals
Plant Sale
Nature Crafts
Play with Worms in the Dirt sponsored by the Discovery Center
Live Animals from the Wildlands Conservancy and Great Valley Nature Center
Learn About Opportunities to Volunteer at the Trexler Game Preserve
Play with a Large Parachute and Huge Basketball and Hoop

3:30 pm Make Sunprints


The events are open to the public. For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at Cedar Crest College at 610-740-3790.


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Abigail Fota
College Relations Associate - Media
610-740-3790
afota@cedarcrest.edu


 


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