variety of activities, from speakers on global resource use to an eco-fair and
movies, will mark Earth Week, April 21-26, at the University of
Monday, April 21, a “colorful collaboration” eco-fair will be held from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center. College of Natural
Resources student organizations will have hands-on activities. Pizza, soup and T-shirts will be for sale.
It is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point Environmental Education and Naturalists
p.m. Monday, Dan Dieterich, who leads
the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Citizen Climate Lobby, will talk about climate change
in Room 116, College of Professional Studies, 1901 Fourth Ave.
series continues, sponsored by UW-Stevens Point’s Office of Sustainability. The
following begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Dreyfus University Center Theater at
April 23, a popular speaker on global resource use, Nate Hagens, will present “Humans
and Planet Earth: Transitioning from Teenagers to Adults as a Species.” He will
speak at 6 p.m. with a question-answer discussion at 7 p.m. in the Laird Room
North, Dreyfus University Center.
will discuss the opportunities and constraints in transitioning away from
fossil fuels. A popular speaker, he explores the
connection between energy and the economy, focusing on fossil energy, human
behavior and resource consumption. He founded
and edited The Oil Drum and previously held leadership roles with investment
Friday, April 25, Tyrone Hayes, an amphibian researcher from the University of
California-Berkeley, will give a presentation at 4 p.m., sponsored by Save the
Frogs. A benefit concert for Save the Frogs, featuring Paradigm Blue, will be
held at 6 p.m. Both events are free, open to the
public and in the Dreyfus University Center.
On Saturday, Hayes will speak
at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership convention at the Holiday Inn in Stevens
Point. Several programs that day are geared toward first-time
participants. For more details, go to www.uwsp.edu/uwexlakes/conventions.
As part of the lakes convention, a hands-on workshop for junior and senior high school students will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
April 26, at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. Activities include a
field survey for frogs and salamanders, frog and toad identification basics and
habitat analysis. A bus will shuttle participants, who are asked to preregister.
The cost is $15. UW-Stevens Point students, Save the Frogs chapter and Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development will lead it.
Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by U.S. Sen. Gaylord
Nelson as a peaceful teach-in to raise environmental awareness and protection.