Weatherford College will host its second annual Earth Day Celebration from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Kramer Flag Plaza outside the Academic Building.
Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to celebrate the planet’s resources and learn from local conservation groups.
Booths for the day include a student-led campus environmental initiative contest, Jurassic Garden plants and Millsap elementary students demonstrating their aluminum recycling project to fund bat conservation. There will also be a Tesla electric vehicle demonstration and representatives from several of WC’s student clubs.
“The Earth Day Celebration is an opportunity to highlight local and national conservation groups,” said Dr. Allison Stamatis, WC Life Science instructor. “We want to increase environmental awareness among our students and community members, and motivate them to make a difference.”
With that in mind, students in Stamatis’ Environmental Biology class are working on a Campus Environmental Initiative project where they were tasked with developing an idea that would make the campus more environmentally sustainable. Last year, WC launched a recycling program in conjunction with the City of Weatherford which has been highly successful, Stamatis said.
“Earth Day is about more than a single day,” Stamatis said. “We can lead by the power of our example and challenge individuals to develop groundbreaking ideas.”
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