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HCC to host virtual Earth Day activities

College Advancement

HCC to host virtual Earth Day activities

(April 14, 2020) – In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Hagerstown Community College will host a week of virtual activities, April 20 to 24.

The theme for the week is “our natural connections,” those environmental and natural phenomena that help us stay connected to the Earth and each other. All activities are listed at www.hagerstowncc.edu/earthday2020 and include:

  • Monday, April 20 - Share your photos, artwork, videos, and music to celebrate “Our Natural Connections.” Entries will be shared on HCC social media pages, and every person who participates will receive a chance to win prizes from local businesses.
  • Tuesday, April 21 – Musician Jenni Avila will present a concert of music that celebrates the diversity of life, with original songs that have an energizing presence.
  • Wednesday, April 22 - A series of mini presentations from HCC’s environmental studies students will highlight some of the environmental problems facing our community and planet.
  • Thursday, April 23 - Dr. Deborah Landau, conservation ecologist for the Nature Conservancy, will present a lecture that focuses on ecological restoration through controlled burning, native tree planting, invasive species removal, hydrologic restoration, increased forest resiliency, and the effect of these conservation actions on plants, animals, and natural communities.
  • Friday, April 24 – National Arbor Day - HCC President Jim Klauber will share a video message to celebrate the week’s activities.

To learn more about Earth Day, visit www.earthday.org. To learn more about HCC’s Environmental Studies Program, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/environmentalstudies.