CELEBRATE THE PLANET AT STAC’S EARTH DAY FAIR, APRIL 22 Activities for visitors during this celebration will include Engineering & Innovation, Zoology & Conservation with live animals, Hands-on Investigations of the Environment, an overview of Rockland County, Environmental Careers & Stewardship Learning and more! Participants will learn the skills and lifestyle changes necessary to combat climate change and preserve the planet’s creatures, forests and seas; techniques that are vital to protecting ourselves and maintaining the sustainability and nourishment the Earth offers.
STORY BY ELLEN ZIEGLER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA FINCH
St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) is hosting its annual Earth Day Fair on April 22nd and the entire community is invited! The fair will celebrate the planet that we live, work and learn on – and hopefully inspire people to take better care of our shared home. Events like the Earth Day Fair have become essential in an era where our environment is threatened by climate change and toxic levels of pollution. Sponsored by STAC and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, the event aims to educate the public about environmental conscientiousness. Scientists and professors from both institutions will help visitors understand the basics of global climate change and the steps necessary to reduce its effects. The Earth Day Fair is a celebration and experience that challenges us to be forward thinking in provoking change when it comes to protecting the planet and ourselves.
Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Assistant Biology Professor at STAC sums it up best: “Earth Day should be a time for reflection and learning, not just for formal students, but also for members of our community. We should all take the time to reflect on our role as living beings on this planet and think about whether we have become complacent.” To celebrate Mother Earth, attend the Earth Day Fair at St. Thomas Aquinas College on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 10AM to 12PM. Contact Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Assistant Professor of Biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll learn more about Earth Day and enjoy the free fun and games as well as foraging with Paul Tappenden, in a Walk with Nature from 11AM to 12PM.
We hope that the Earth Day Fair at STAC and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will encourage everyone to examine their roles, understand our impact on the environment, and also learn about ways to improve our relationship with the planet. Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Assistant Biology Professor at STAC
Rivertown Magazine, April 2019