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For Immediate Release

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

 CEDAR CREST COLLEGE INVITES THE PUBLIC TO CAMPUS FOR EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES ON APRIL 24

Student, Staff, and Faculty Volunteers Offer Outdoor Fun to Promote Appreciation of the Environment

Allentown, PA (April 14, 2009) - Cedar Crest College invites the community to campus on Friday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day with a variety of activities and presentations. Activities will be held on the terrace and lawn of the Tompkins College Center.

"We hope that kids and adults can learn a bit about conserving land and endangered species, thinking about how we all use the earth's resources, and have fun while doing it," said Dr. 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 Dr. John Cigliano, associate professor of biological sciences at Cedar Crest.

The celebration will include interactive educational activities for kids of all ages concerning water and energy conservation; information about sea turtles and common garden insects; fun art projects, including papermaking, with recycled materials; face painting; tie-dying Earth Day t-shirts; and more. There will also be visits from special wildlife guests.

Earth Day activities are sponsored by the following campus organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Art Society, BIO 315 Cases Studies in Conservation Biology course, Conservation Club, The Lutz Center for Community Service, America Reads, First Book-Cedar Crest College, and Student Affairs.

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Last Updated: 4/15/09