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Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 21

Posted Mar. 20, 2013

Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2013 with the presentation of events to inspire the awareness of environmental responsibility and to improve the appreciation for our planet’s natural resources. Kent State Stark has partnered with the following sponsors to present these events: The Repository, Cain Toyota, The Print Shop, Enviroscapes and Brewer-Garrett. The event will take place at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Kent State Stark will present the Earth Day Celebration at the Campus Center and Campus Pond area. Attendees will enjoy a family-friendly afternoon filled with environmental educational activities, entertainment, demonstrations and discussions for all ages.
The event schedule includes:

  • Children’s Area: 1 - 3:45 p.m.         
    Face painting, mock fossil dig, games - three-legged and sack races and much more.

  • Tree-Planting Ceremony: 1:15 p.m.

  • Garbage Busters Recycling Show: 1:30 - 2 p.m.     
    Tess the Trash Lady teaches children how recycling can be fun and educational. With puppetry, comedy magic, storytelling and music, the program shows children simple concepts of the importance of recycling and how they can make a difference for our planet.

  • Tree Campus USA Presentation: 2 p.m.     
    The Arbor Day Foundation will formally honor Kent State University at Stark as a 2012 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the fourth consecutive year that Kent State Stark has received this distinction.

  •  Guided Planetary and Nature Walk: 2:30 p.m.   

Throughout the event, Kent State Stark student organizations and contributing groups will conduct demonstrations and discuss how to positively impact our world. Participating organizations include: Stark Parks, Canton Audubon Society, Brewer-Garrett, Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Initiative in Environmental Media, Canton Museum of Art, Stark County Department of Health, ODNR Division of Forestry and Canton Country Day School. A Toyota Prius, courtesy of Cain Toyota, will be on display, as well as Kent State Stark’s security vehicle, a 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid.
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Earth Day Celebration, call 330-499-9600 or visit