Join WNC in celebrating Earth Week on April 22-26

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Picking up trash at WNC is just one of several events planned during Earth Week on April 22-26 at the college. Participants in the Trash Mob campus cleanup event have the opportunity to win a free 3-credit class.

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College is joining the rest of the world in celebrating environmental protection of the Earth on Monday, April 22.

And WNC will be taking its celebration further by holding activities for the remainder of that week.

Here is what WNC’s Healthy Campus Committee is planning to celebrate Earth Week from April 22-26:

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April 22: Trash Mob! Kick off Earth Week with a campus cleanup! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rotary Plaza: The WNC Campus Community is encouraged to stop by Rotary Plaza to pick up garbage bags, then walk around campus and pick up trash and plant debris. Any trash and debris collected can be dropped off at an any of the drop-off locations. Each person who picks up trash receives a raffle ticket to win any number of prizes. Top prize is a free 3-credit class.

April 23: “Bee Hotels, Bee Cities and How Carson City Is Buzzing Its Way to Better Health,” presented by the Carson City Chamber leadership class, Carson Tahoe Health, Southwest Gas and the Greenhouse Project, Reynolds 103 at 5:30 p.m.

April 25: “What We Can Do about Climate Change,” presented by the Nevada Green Initiative, Reynolds 103 at 6 p.m.

April 26: “The Geology of Great Basin National Park,” presented by WNC Geology Professor Dr. Winnie Kortemeier, Marlette Hall (Cedar Building Room 100), 7 p.m. Join Kortemeier for an evening of geology. Dr. Kortemeier will wrap up WNC Earth Week activities with a talk and slide show presentation on the geology of Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. “Great Basin National Park is an obscure gem in the National Park system. It has astounding beauty and surprisingly interesting geologic features, including Lehman Caves. I hope to share that beauty with the public and lure as many people as possible to visit the park,” Kortemeier said. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.  

Note: Throughout the week there will be tables in the Bristlecone spine area with various groups providing information for the campus community.

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