Pace University Celebrates Earth Month

Pace University celebrates earth month on the Pleasantville campus with free events for the community.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan, (914) 923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu

Pace University Celebrates Earth Month

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What: Pace University celebrates earth month on the Pleasantville campus with free events for the community. (See calendar attached).

When: Throughout the month of April, 2003

Where: Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY
914) 773-3200, www.pace.edu

For more information on Earth Month contact: Angelo Spillo, director of the environmental center at (914) 773-3789 or aspillo@pace.edu.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

EARTH MONTH EVENTS CALENDAR
APRIL 2003

Monday, April 7
ELEPHANTS IN TROUBLE
1:30-3:30 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite
At least 79 African elephants, most captured in the wild, have died in North American facilities since 1990, and not a single death was from old age. In fact, 95 percent of elephants never even reached age 40, far short of their 70-year life expectancy. Joyce Friedman of In Defense of Animals will speak about Elephants in Trouble; from saving them from extinction to exploiting them in circuses.

Tuesday, April 8
FREE COFFEE
10:30-2:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Cafeteria
Find out how drinking the right cup of Coffee can help save the planet. Find out what shade grown coffee, Fair Trade, and rainforest protection all have in common with Green Mountain Coffee. A raffle drawing will take place at 2:00 p.m. for an incredible gift basket donated by Green Mountain.
This event is sponsored by NATURE, Green Mountain Coffee, and Dining Services.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON/BROWN BAG LUNCH
12:00-1:00 P.M. Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite
Because of overpopulation in the region, 6 years ago the Pace Pleasantville campus was inundated with 260 Canada Geese. Their residency caused numerous problems and they balked at all attempts to disperse them. Then along came Dell and Abby and away they went. Attend a herding demonstration to see how these two Border Collies and trainer James Eyring keep the campus “geese free”. Join us for this amazing presentation and watch how the dogs work. Bring a “brown bag” lunch and we’ll provide the refreshments!

Wednesday, April 9
HEALTH FAIR EXHIBITS
11:00-12:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Gottesman Room
Attend the annual Health Fair sponsored by Pace’s Health Care Department and view some of the exhibits dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment. To ensure a healthy personal lifestyle we must maintain a healthy environment.

“STOP THE SEAL HUNT” BAKE SALE
12:00-2:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, adjacent to dinning rooms
The money for this bake sale sponsored by NATURE, will be donated to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and will provide money to help stop the hunting of Canada’s seals. Learn more about this cause and enjoy some home baked goodies.

Friday, April 11
SCIENCE DAY
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center and surrounding area
Each year Dr. Charlene Hoegler and Dr. William Flank host Science Day which is attended by high school science students and Pace students.

WHERE DID THE LOBSTER GO?
1:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center
Meet educators from the “Save the Sound” organization and learn about the many concerns facing the waters of the estuary known as the Long Island Sound. Attend “Springcoming” and while enjoying a free lobster lunch, check out the exhibit and learn about the mysterious disappearance of a once strong population of lobster thriving in our local waters. Discover how development pressure has stressed the waters of this marine ecosystem and what can be done to bring it back to health.

Tuesday, April 15
CHOATE POND
ongoing Banks of Choate Pond
Is there anything living in Choate Pond? How did it get there? Learn the answers to these questions and more by viewing the exhibit around the banks of the Pond. This exhibit was designed and constructed by students of ENV 296C as part of a class project.

Tuesday, April 22
HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL PRESENTATION
11:30-12:30 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite
Learn about and view the works of the Hudson River School of painters. During the late 1900’s these painters brought landscape painting to America. They depicted the natural beauty of the region, and their interpretations brought nature to the hearts and minds of many. Join Professor Mark Cassata for a slide show presentation as he discusses the significance of their work.

Wednesday, April 23
SIX BILLION AND BEYOND
1:30-3:30 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite
Watch this intriguing film delving into the issue of what many consider to be the single most important global environmental issue….overpopulation. This event is co-sponsored by Philosophy/Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Center for Applied Ethics.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BOTTLED WATER?
3:30-4:00 p.m. Kessel Campus Center, Main Floor
Put your opinion to the test! Is the bottled water you buy “better” than the water coming from your tap? Through a demonstration, Dr. Bill Flank will provide some interesting insights about the quality of bottled water and related environmental issues.

Thursday, April 24
BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM
7:00-9:00 p.m. Goldstein Health and Fitness Center
Join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Environmental Center for an unforgettable night with hawks, owls and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Environmental Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight.

Sunday, April 27
COMMUNITY GARDENS PROJECT
Join the Center for Community Outreach by assisting with the Community Gardens Project. Spend some time clearing a green space for residents in a Yonkers neighborhood. Transportation will be provided. For more information contact Heather Novak at hnovak@pace.edu

Tuesday, April 29
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A TULIP TREE?
11:30-12:15 p.m. Environmental Center
Join members of NATURE, Pace Pleasantville’s environmental club, for their Annual Tree Planting Ceremony, co-sponsored by Activities Fee. This year’s ceremony will include a live Red Tail Hawk, poetry reading, and interesting tree facts.

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