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Students observe Environmental Education Awareness Week and Earth Day

Penn State Berks students in Dr. Mahsa Kazempour's sections of BiSC3: Environmental Science course are planning a series of activities for Environmental Education Awareness Week (April 15–21, 2013) and Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and invite the entire campus community to join them in these or similar efforts.

The idea to plan for and and participate in Earth Day-related activities was initiated by the students. They have formed teams to carry out various activities, which include shooting an Earth Day awareness video, creating and distributing informational flyers, promoting “no waste” lunches, creating tye-dye t-shirts and bracelets made from recycled materials, creating t-shirts with a hashtag linked to a Twitter account, distributing cups of dirt with an “Earth Day” message, organizing campus clean-up, and utilizing Facebook and Twitter to educate family, peers, and the public about environmental issues and encourage them to participate in environmentally friendly activities.

For more information, contact Kazempour, Assistant Professor of Science Education, at 610-396-6312 or via e-mail at MUK30@psu.edu.

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