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NSU’s Weeklong Celebration of Earth Day to Feature Faculty Talks, Tree-Planting, Ends April 22

Because Earth deserves more than a single day of recognition, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a weeklong series of on-campus events celebrating our planet—from talks revealing Earth secrets to a special tree-planting ceremony.

The following events are free and open to the NSU community. For more information, contact Song Gao, Ph.D., associate professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8388.

Wednesday, Apr. 17

Earth Secrets Lecture: Part I | “Our Planet: Light and Energy”
Stefan Kautsch, Ph.D., assistant professor; Bryan Armentrout, Ph.D., assistant professor

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Carl DeSantis Building | Room 1047

Thursday, Apr. 18
“Sustainability: Sciences, Policies, Politics, and Cultures”
| Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series
Hugh Gladwin, Ph.D. (Florida International University)
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium

Friday, Apr. 19

Native Landscaping Restoration Project | Volunteers welcome!

9:00 a.m.–Noon

Parker Building | Exterior

Earth Secrets Lecture: Part II | “Earthly Life: Macroscopic and Microscopic”
Paul Arena, Ph.D., assistant professor; Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Carl DeSantis Building | Room 1047

Tree-Planting Ceremony
Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Gold Circle Lake

Saturday, Apr. 20
Earth Day BBQ | Hosted by NSU’s Nature Club
5:00 p.m.
The Commons Residence Hall | Courtyard

Monday, Apr. 22 | *Earth Day*
Earth Day Movie Screening

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Carl DeSantis Building | Knight Auditorium

Student Poster Showcase
4:00–5:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center

Earth Secrets Lecture: Part III | “Land and Sea: What Lies Underneath”
Robin Sherman, Ph.D., associate professor and associate director of the college’s Division of Math, Science, and Technology; Paul Baldauf, Ph.D., associate professor; Amy Hirons, Ph.D., assistant professor

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Flight Deck | Don Taft University Center

Earth Day Celebratory Social
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Flight Deck | Don Taft University Center
Refreshments will be served.

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