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WC invites community to celebrate Earth Day

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The community is invited to Weatherford College’s annual Earth Day celebration scheduled for 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Kramer Flag Plaza of the Weatherford campus.

Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22, but event organizer and life science instructor Dr. Allison Stamatis said they have chosen the best day and time to reach the most students to inform them of how they may positively impact the environment.

We want to highlight the eco-friendly efforts that are already being made by many of our students and campus organizations,” Stamatis said. “There are numerous organizations and resources that are available to our students in Parker County and the surrounding community so they may gain knowledge about our local environment.”

This year’s Earth Day celebration will include a display of electric vehicles, presentations from environmental biology students, a trash art contest and the most recent finds from WC’s archaeology excavation at a local log cabin and their work on excavating a mammoth skeleton from north of town.

The event will also include booths from the WC science club, Phi Theta Kappa, City of Weatherford Recycling, Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter, Ag Extension Services, Parker County Master Gardeners, Follow Our Lead, TRIO, the Hood County Clean Air Coalition and more.

The DEA will also be present for a ribbon cutting of a medicine drop box, a new addition to the WC campus police department.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to increase our students’ awareness of local and global environmental issues, and to let our community know about the proactive steps that Weatherford College is taking,” Stamatis said.

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