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UW-Eau Claire Students and Faculty Help Plan
Eau Claire's Earth Day

RELEASED: April 12, 2006

Earth Day posterEAU CLAIRE — Four University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire organizations are helping to sponsor "Earth Day Is for Everyone," Eau Claire's Community Earth Day. The UW-Eau Claire Conservationists, the Biology Club, Student Life and Diversity Commission and the Geography Club are helping to sponsor the event which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Owen Park.

Eau Claire's Earth Day celebration will offer food and refreshments, arts and crafts, games, activities for children, educational exhibits, a live snake, public art, guest speakers, and five musical performances.

The Space Rangers, a local funk and rock band, will headline the event. Bruce O'Brien, Billy Krause, Jeff White and Walter Craft also will perform throughout the day.

Eau Claire's Community Earth Day Planning Committee includes senior Patrick McRaith, Rice Lake, representing the Conservationists, the Student Life and Diversity Commission and the Geography Club, along with other members; junior Anna Brady, Medford, representing the Biology Club; Stephen Bateman, a local graphic design artist who designed the Earth Day logo; UW-Eau Claire alumna Sara Schmidt from the Beaver Creek Reserve; Jim Phillips, associate professor of chemistry; and Crispin Pierce, assistant professor in public health professions.

Jim Maier, a teacher at North High School, also is working to promote the event by integrating it into his class material.

The event is free and open to the public. McRaith said the event will be a celebration for all, with opportunities to learn, listen and live it up.

For more information, contact McRaith at mcraitpj@uwec.edu.

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