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 SRU's 'Earth Day Festival' Offers Events for Children Adults 

 

SPOTLIGHT

April 12, 2004

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

SRU’S APRIL 24 ‘EARTH DAY FESTIVAL’ INCLUDES EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS; PUBLIC INVITED

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Kite making and flying, art projects, food and a host of hands-on educational activities for children in grades 4 through 6 headline the April 24 Earth Day Festival at Slippery Rock University’s Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. This year’s theme is “It’s a Kids’ Earth.”

            Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Macoskey Center has hosted Earth Day events for more than 10 years to increase awareness of environmental issues. The Macoskey Center is located on Harmony Road across from the SRU football stadium.

         This year, the festival celebrates the environment through the eyes of children.  Festival features for adults include an ecological art show, performances by local music groups, an apple tree grafting workshop, information on environmental issues and food.

            The Macoskey Center is an education and research facility that supports Slippery Rock University's environmental and science-oriented academic programs. The on-campus center occupies 83 acres and serves as host to a variety of educational, research, and social activities.Call 724-738-0606 for more information

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