Apr 10, 2017 |
“Every day is Earth Day” this month at St. Bonaventure University. April has been designated Earth Month by SBU’s Campus Conservationists, who promise to educate and motivate the campus and its surrounding communities on local and global environmental topics.
“We promote a healthier relationship between the natural world and ourselves through recycling, clean-up, and education initiatives,” said club member Jacob Nugent. “Our long-term goal is to create a tradition at St. Bonaventure and for everyone we touch in our lives to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.”
The full list of events follows:
• Increase Your Nature IQ, April 8-30
Go outside on a geocaching adventure and explore the biological diversity of the SBU campus. Find the clues and be the first to reach the finish line. Since this event will be available through April 30, you can complete the course in one outing or spread it over the entire month. For the first clue, go to www.sbu.edu/NatureIQ. Get outside, enjoy yourself, and shake off the winter blues.
• Opening of the “Study of Trees” Exhibition, April 11
In a single word, what do trees say to you? Visit this photographic exhibition of local trees taken in conjunction with the SBU Photography Club. The photos will be housed in the first floor connecting area between Walsh Science Center and De La Roche Hall.
• Fragile Forests: Globalization, Our Changing Planet, and the Future of Our Wooded Spaces, April 19
Join this panel discussion that will bring together regional forestry experts. It will be held in The Loft of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Clare College and the Department of Biology and qualifies as a plenary session for University Forum.
Following the panel: The Fifth Annual “Trashion Fashion” Show
See St. Bonaventure and area high school students transform post-consumer materials into fashion forward clothing. The show will be held in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
• One Watt at a Time, April 20
Take the pledge and turn off your lights. See how long you can function without artificial light. Challenge your friends and colleagues and see how easy it is to be green. Remember, one kilowatt of electricity requires the burning of a pound of coal. Faculty, staff and students can log their commitment on MySBU prior to or on April 20.
• Sounds of Spring, April 21
Learn more about our woodland creatures, primarily birds, from an animal behavior expert while walking the Allegheny River Valley Trail. If you are on the trail, look for the new birdhouses built and decorated by the Bona Buddies! Come to either session at 7:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required via email to Dr. Darryl Mayeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Mayeaux will provide further information. Upon sufficient demand, additional excursions may be scheduled.
• Earth Day, April 22
Join the Campus Conservationists in a trail and community cleanup. To sign up, contact Jacob Nugent at email@example.com. The cleanup begins at noon at the welcome sign at the start of the trail.
• Know Your Oaks, April 24-26
Visit the information table in front of the SBU Bookstore in the Reilly Center to learn about the most dominant component of the St. Bonaventure woods. Donate a dollar and guess how many acorns are in a jar for a chance to win a sweatshirt courtesy of the University Bookstore. All proceeds from the fundraiser go toward converting high-maintenance areas near buildings to garden spaces.
• Arbor Day, April 28
Help plant some trees in an annual tradition to celebrate SBU’s Tree Campus USA recertification. Get a sneak peek at the new St. Bonaventure Tree Identification trail guide. Join in at 12:30 p.m. outside of Butler Hall.