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Plans Earth Week Events
MAILED: April 11, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a series of Earth Week events April 22-27 to help educate the campus and greater Eau Claire communities about environmental issues and to celebrate Earth Day.
Earth Week activities include:
Monday, April 22
UW-Eau Claire alumna Helen Kees will present "The Change from Conventional to Organic Farming: One Family's Story" at 10 a.m. in The Cabin of Davies Center.
An Earth Day Information Table with literature on environmental issues will be available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the East Lobby of Davies Center.
An Organic Food Sampler will begin at 11 a.m. on the Central Campus Mall.
The musical group Society will perform at noon on the Central Campus Mall.
Dave Linderud will present "The Future of the Tiffany Wildlife Area." The area consists of 12,000 acres of bottomland on the Chippewa River, 26 miles from Eau Claire. It houses some of the largest concentrations of rare and endangered species in the state. Linderud's talk will begin at 3 p.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Tuesday, April 23
Dr. Barbara McCarthy, assistant professor of environmental and public health, will discuss "Earth Day and Environmental Health" at 11 a.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Dr. John Hildebrand, professor of English, will discuss the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at noon in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Dr. John Tinker, professor of geology, will discuss "Source Water Protection for Municipal Wells in Eau Claire County" at 1 p.m. in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Kathleen Falk, Dane County Executive and candidate for governor, will give a presentation at 3 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
The Chippewa River Bank Clean Up project will begin at 4 p.m. Volunteers should meet behind Hilltop Center on upper campus.
Wednesday, April 24
Dr. Doug Faulkner, assistant professor of geography, will present "Dams and the Environment," focusing on the benefits and negative impacts of hydropower dams. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Dr. Wayne Carroll, professor of economics, will discuss "Economics and the Environment." The talk will begin at noon in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Dr. Brett Greider, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, will challenge people to envision a sustainable future in harmony with our living planet at 1 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Dr. Gretchen Peters, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will discuss how indigenous people derive musical traditions from sounds available in their natural environment. Her talk begins at 2 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Thursday, April 25
Dr. Sean Hartnett, professor of geography, will give an update on the riverfront stabilization project, the Confluence Center and the lower Chippewa River at noon in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Dr. Carol Hale, senior lecturer in English and Women's Studies, will discuss "The Wisconsin Stewardship Network: Remembering our Conservation Ethic" at 1 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Dr. Tarique Niazi, lecturer in sociology, will discuss the effects of fossil-fuel-based economies at 2 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
Saturday, April 27
"Back Stage Tour and Tree Planting With USDA-NRCS" will be led by Jeff Knowles, an Altoona-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationist. The agency works with landowners to conserve natural resources. Knowles will give a behind-the-scenes account of his work. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and the tree-planting trip begins at noon. Participants should meet behind Hilltop Center.
Earth Week event sponsors include the University Recreation Outdoor Program, Conservationists, Campus Greens, Student National Environmental Health Association, Student Senate, Residence Hall Environmental Group and UW-Extension.
For more information about the events, contact Trisha Schmid at (715) 855-0926 or at email@example.com.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 11, 2002