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UMFK students, faculty and staff to celebrate Earth Day with many events

April 21, 2008

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University of Maine at Fort Kent students, faculty and staff have planned a series of events to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 and 23 and throughout the whole week.                

To start the celebration, the campus ecology committee and the student senate   sponsored Earth Day documentaries that will be shown from Monday, April 21 to Friday, April 25.             

At 5 p.m. on Monday, April 21 the film Planet Earth (Chapter 1) will be played in Nadeau Hall teleconference room then at 7 p.m. you can see the film “Global Warming, the Signs and the Science.” In addition to the week-long documentaries, the library will have on display of earth friendly books.             

On Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. in the Bengal’s Lair, students from the campus ecology group and environmental studies classes will display projects and ideas to “green” the campus and your life. PAWS Animal Welfare Society will be on-site to teach individuals about local animal rescue efforts. All day in Cyr Hall, you can become part of a local initiative to eliminate all nuclear weapons as a first step in ushering in a world of peace.            

Following these events, you can enjoy a menu featuring locally grown and or organic foods at the Nowland Hall dining room. The Earth Day lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal meal rates apply.             

After lunch, you can celebrate spring by planting a vegetable seed. The activity will be held in the Bengal’s Lair from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and you even take it home.  How much trouble can a bunch of plants cause? See for yourself; at a showing of botanical horror movies to be held in Cyr Hall room 209 at 12 noon. At 5 p.m. in Cyr Hall the film Planet Earth (Chapter 2) the at 7 p.m. movie, An Inconvenient Truth will be shown.                     

Come by the Bengal’s Lair on Wednesday, April 23 between 9 to 10:30 a.m. and attempt to make paper from scrap paper. Paul Gebhardt, assistant professor of art and art education, along with his art students will show you how.  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. various readings will be heard in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday and the celebration of Earth Day. The following documentaries will be shown. The film Planet Earth (Chapter 3) at 5 p.m. and Global Warming, The Rising Storm (Chapter 1) at 7 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room            

On Thursday, April 24 in Cyr Hall chapter 5 of Planet Earth will be shown at 5 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the conclusion of Global Warming, The Rising Storm.            

To conclude the week of Earth Day documentaries on Friday, April 24, the finale of Planet Earth will be shown at 5 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the showing of the film Global Warming, Science and Solutions.                                                                                                             #####