This year’s Earth Day Celebration at WKCTC will take place on April 28 from 11 am to 5 pm near the college’s Haws Gym.
“We invite everyone to campus for crafts, a cooking demonstration, an obstacle course, a ‘life-sized Operation Game,’ and more!” said Bobby Lee, WKCTC Sustainability Project coordinator and biology professor. “We will have numerous learning opportunities including exhibits about hybrid vehicles, bee hives, animal conservation, Kentucky bats and marine chemistry. There will be fun, games and contests for kids.”
“WKCTC faculty, staff, and students and Earth-friendly community groups such as Watershed Watch, Land Between the Lakes and Clarks River Wildlife Refuge will be help make the event a day to remember. This is an opportunity to learn more about what is going on locally and simply meet and enjoy life on Earth,” said Lee.
The day’s cooking demonstration begins at 11:30 am. Local bands will begin playing at 1pm. Come out and listen to The Legendary Jack Martin & Good Company, The Melungeons, Art Thieves and Barely Blue.
The college will also have a booth to collect new children’s sneakers for the Scholar House, which is located near the WKCTC campus.
WKCTC’s Kitchens Café will be the food vendor for the day.
If it rains, the activities will be moved into Haws Gym.
Earth Day, which began in 1970, is celebrated annually in April with events worldwide in support of the environment and to raise awareness for the environmental protection and care of the planet. Like WKCTC, many communities’ Earth Day celebrations are part of Earth Week, an entire week of activities.
Other Earth Day events on campus include:
Shawnee National Forest Bell Smith Spring Field Trip (weather permitting)
10:00 am -2:00 pm
Contact Bobby Lee for details 270.534.3237
Solar Energy Power Source in Use (weather permitting)
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Photovoltaic Equipment on display at the ETC
Don’t miss a chance to get a close up look at how solar panels operate! For more information contact David Franklin at 270.534.3422
Household Products Homemade
10:00 - 11:00 am - ETC
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Clemens Student Center
Learn will show how to make non-toxic household cleaners and homemade laundry detergent from household ingredients. Swing by and learn how for under $10.00 you can make 10 gallons of laundry soap!
Go GREEN on WKCTC Facebook Page
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Post ideas on ways to be green on campus and in everyday life!