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 SRU Earth Fest Offers Something for Everyone, with Ecological Focus, April 26 

 

SPOTLIGHT

April 14, 2003

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

SRU’S EARTH FEST OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, WITH ECOLOGICAL FOCUS --APRIL 26 EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Free kites for children, activities with turtles, seed planting and clean water workshops are just some of the fun planned for Earth Fest on April 26 at Slippery RockUniversity’s Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Research and Education.

           Open to the public, events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center Harmony Road, across from N. Kerr Thompson Football Stadium.

           Earth Fest, which showcases SRU’s strong reputation for environmental science and sustainability studies, is partnership with Kaleidoscope, the university’s celebration of the arts running April 22 through May 3. Earth Fest will include an ecological art exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a theater performance and several live bands.

           "Earth Fest includes something for everyone, with an ecological focus," Macoskey director Thomas Reynolds says.  “All of the events are family-friendly, many scheduled especially for youth.”

The “Earth and Art Children’s Fair” includes:

          “Kite Making for Kids of All Ages,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free kites to first 50 children.)

         “The Ultimate Turtle Experience,” 1 to 2 p.m.

         “Freddie the Fish,” 3 to 3:30 p.m.

         Tours of Macoskey Center, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

           Throughout its 12-day run, Kaleidoscope visitors will hear speakers, take in a flute or wind ensemble concert, comedy acts, Civil War re-enactments, or enjoy children's activities. Several speakers are nationally known, including Sherman Alexie, a Native-American writer, dramatist and poet; Kevin Burke, an Irish-fiddler; and Elizabeth Hodes, a New York actress/singer/dancer.

           A quilting showcase, with 60 quilts, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Slippery Rock Township Building.

Call the Macoskey Center at 724-738-0606 for information about Earth Fest, or 724-738-4863 for details about Kaleidoscope.

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