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The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office will host several Earth Day events for the public during the month of April, including An Evening of Environmental Science on Thursday, April 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center. The event will include interactive exhibits and a display of submissions by area students for the Earth Day Essay Contest.
April 9, 2018

Area residents and students can attend multiple events organized by The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office to “celebrate earth day every day.” The events, which are free of charge, will be held throughout April on – or near – the University’s campus.

The artwork of University student, staff and faculty will be on display at the 8th Annual Environmental Art Show, which takes place from April 16 to April 24 in the Weinberg Memorial Library Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases the beauty found in nature. Submissions are due by Friday, April 13, and can be made at the library’s Circulation or Research Services desks.

Research projects from students and faculty will be on display at the Earth Day Fair on Tuesday, April 17. Local Businesses will also participate, and showcase their sustainable products and services alongside the research projects, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeNaples Center Patio.

The University will host a presentation by environmental photographer Joe Josephs on Wednesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

An Evening of Environmental Science will be held in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center on Thursday, April 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include interactive exhibits and a display of submissions from the Earth Day Essay Contest for local students. Winners of the essay contest will be announced at the event. This year’s essay theme is “The Impact of Climate Change.”

The Weinberg Memorial Library’s its annual Book, Plant and Tag Sale will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from noon until 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment, which supports library collections and services.

Lastly, University students, staff and faculty can participate in a 3-hour kayak trip on the Susquehanna River on Saturday, April 28. Transportation to and from the school will be provided, and experienced guides are available to help kayakers of all experience levels.

For additional information about the University’s Earth Day events, visit the University’s Office if Sustainability website or call 570-941-7520.

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