Centenary College’s Earth Day Celebration Scheduled

Centenary College’s Earth Day Celebration Scheduled

This year, Centenary College in Hackettstown welcomes members of the community to its Ninth Annual celebration of Earth Day Sat., April 23, on the front lawn of the College and in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. This family-oriented event will appeal to children of all ages.

Admission to this event is free and will kick off at 8 a.m. with “Breakfast with the Birds.” Dr. Terry Master, Biology professor at East Stroudsburg University, will lead a nature walk/bird watching stroll at the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery, located next to the campus. Master’s research interests include Avian Ecology and Behavior and he directs the Avian Ecology and Behavior Lab at East Stroudsburg University. Those who plan to attend the walk should R.S.V.P to Krassi Lazarova at 908-852-1400, ext. 2252.
The Earth Day Celebration main events will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be able to host this annual event to celebrate Earth Day in this manner, and we hope to continue to generate a great deal of community interest,” says Dr. Krassi Lazarova, associate professor of physics, at Centenary College. “We are offering various activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy. We have brought back some of our activities from past years, but will be adding new event highlights, as well. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this fun and educational event.”

The Earth Day Passport Program will once again be incorporated into the festivities. Attendees can check into the Information Booth and receive a Passport Booklet for the Earth Day event. By completing activities and visiting vendors, attendees will collect stamps and stickers on their passport, which can then be redeemed at the Information Booth for a free goodie bag while supplies last.

Other highlights of this fun-filled day include various children’s activities, such as flower pot painting, an educational ocean display and a crab habitat. In addition, there will be a fashion display of recycled-material clothing by Centenary College’s Fashion Department as well as a fashion show at noon.

Music and entertainment, vendors and food will be provided.

Abilities of Northwest New Jersey will also accept electronic recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jefferson Street. Please refer to the website below for more information regarding items that will be accepted.

Vendors, interested sponsors and individuals who would like to sign up for “Breakfast with the Birds” should contact Lazarova at (908) 852-1400, ext. 2252, or lazarovak@centenarycollege.edu. For more information and to download the vendor or sponsor forms, visit the website at www.centenarycollege.edu/earthday.

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