April 12, 2005
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine; firstname.lastname@example.org
KITE-MAKING, PLANETARIUM SHOWS, ORGANIC
BEER-MAKING WORKSHOP PART OF SRU’S APRIL 23 ‘EARTH
FESTIVAL’; EVENTS FREE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Kites for
children, a planetarium show, hands-on education stations and an
organic beer-making workshop are among the activities organized for
the 15th Earth Festival April 23 at Slippery Rock
University’s Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable
Systems Education and Research.
Free and open
to the public, events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
atthe center on Harmony Road, across from N. Kerr
Thompson Football Stadium. Since 1991, Earth Festival has
energized the community about sustainability and the environment
with fun and educational activities for all ages, Macoskey director
Thomas Reynolds said.
This year, the center honors its founder,
the late Dr. Robert A. Macoskey, professor of philosophy, with a
memorial tree planting at 12:30 p.m. The planting is a
tribute to the continuing legacy of Macoskey on what would have
been his 75th birthday.
will also feature a sustainable marketplace featuring locally made
crafts, as well as food and beverages.
Children and adult’s activities
will be held throughout the day and include:
Kite Making and Flying with the Fly! Pittsburgh Kite
Baby Farm Animal Menagerie
The Portable Planetarium Experience
Earth Quest: Hunt for the Earth Guardian
The “It's My Earth!” interactive learning
The Salvage Art Puppet Troupe
Organic beer-making workshop presented by the North Country Brewing
Co. (must be 21 to participate, no tasting)
Apple tree grafting workshop
Bio-diesel making workshop
Performances by the Pittsburgh-based “The Rank
Strangers” bluegrass band and “Healthy Forest
Initiative,” a local musical group.
For more information call the Macoskey Center at
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