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Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790

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EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES EDUCATE CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ABOUT RECYCLING, ENDANGERED SPECIES

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

Allentown, PA (April 19, 2006) – Students, faculty and staff invite the community to celebrate Earth Day on the Cedar Crest College campus with a variety of activities and presentations. Activities will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will continue until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2006 on the terrace and lawn of the Tompkins College Center.

“This year we're focusing on getting kids and community members to think about reusing recyclable materials, the conservation of endangered species and decreasing habitat destruction,” says Dr. Amy Faivre, assistant professor of biological sciences at Cedar Crest. “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.”

In addition to day-long activities like face painting, tie-dying Earth Day t-shirts and making sun prints, the celebration will also include performances by the Cedar Crest Reader's Theatre and a demonstration of making paper from recycled materials. Students from the College's meteorology class will also build instruments to measure weather conditions.

Kids from the Allentown Boys and Girls Club have already accepted a special invitation to participate but the celebration is open to kids of all ages from the local community.

Earth Day activities are sponsored by the following campus organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Art Society, Biology Club, Conservation Club, the Lutz Center for Community Service, Reader’s Theatre, Student Activities Board, and Student Affairs.

For more information please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.


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