Thursday, April 16, 2009

UAF students host Earth events

Unofficial Earth Day flag, Wikipedia
Earth Day will be commemorated across the world in many ways. At UAF, this year’s celebration involves everything from a recycled art show to an organic recipe contest.

Sponsored by the Sustainable Campus Task Force, the main Earth Day event will be Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lola Tilly Commons. A barbecue, live music, games, and informational booths are on the agenda. The celebration kicks off with a recycled art contest. Artists should take their entries to the Lola Tilly Commons between 11 a.m. and noon on April 18. Art will be judged by attendants of the fair between noon and 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

The UAF Geography Club will hold the first Race Around the World from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. The entire race will occur on the patio of the Lola Tilly Commons. The object of the event is to visit all seven continent stations and play a game or academic challenge at each in order to gain a visa stamp in the Geography Club Passport. Participants who visit all seven continents or cross over the International Dateline can win prizes for top scores. Finishers who complete a GeoQuiz will be entered in a prize drawing.

Home Agriculture Night is Tuesday, April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wood Center multi-level lounge, with workshops on home brewing, raising ducks and goats, worm composting, and home canning. A locally grown organic recipe contest will precede the showing of the film, The Future of Food. To enter a recipe, call 322-9163 or e-mail Nina Schwinghammer.

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