Pace Hearts the Earth: Week Four

  

Bee Educated
Monday, April 22
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Environmental Center
Beekeeper and Assistant Director of the Environmental Center James Eyring will discuss the importance of honey bees and demonstrate how he cares for our hives.

Shakespeare Sustainable? Frost Green?
Monday, April 22
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m
Butcher Suite
Celebrate the Earth with poet Ira Joe Fisher, author of Songs From An Earlier Century, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, and Remembering Rew, as he reads nature poetry.

Growing Green Jobs
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
Career Services will host an Environmental Career Panel, featuring speakers with environmental backgrounds to discuss job/intern opportunities.

Open Houssse
Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Environmental Center
Pythons, lizards, chinchillas, and more. The Environmental Center’s museum will be open to show its wildlife exhibits. Refreshments will be served.

Let There Be Light
Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Environmental Center
Join Energy Manager Bill Batina at the solar classroom open house for a close look at the solar-powered classroom at the Environmental Center.

Bare Your Sole
Wednesday, April 24
10:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kessel Campus Center Well Area
Keep your sneakers out of the waste stream by dropping them off to be reused.

Think Inside the VOX
Wednesday, April 24
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Mortola Library Birnbaum Room
Calling all literature, art, and nature lovers! VOX Arts and Literary Journal will celebrate their natured-themed spring issue with a nature-themed launch event! Stop by for lunch, literary readings, prize announcements, copies of the latest issue, the English Department’s Celebration of Writing, and Sigma Tau Delta’s induction ceremony for new members.

Birds of Prey
Wednesday, April 24
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Join James Eyring for an unforgettable evening with hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Environmental Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight! For more information contact James Eyring at jeyring@pace.edu or call (914) 773-3169.

Breakfast with the Birds
Thursday, April 25
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pace University and Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Rise and shine for breakfast with the birds. Enjoy some coffee and bagels before heading out on the carriage roads of the Preserve to see what birds are active in the woodlands, fields, and wetlands. Bring your binoculars and a field guide to birds for a fun morning of birding. The Preserve is located about three miles from Pace, and directions will be provided. Please pre-register by sending an email to aspillo@pace.edu.

 

The Force of NaturesPace
Thursday, April 25
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Biology and Health Sciences Professor Josh Schwartz, PhD and Martina Blackwood, PhD, Staff Director of IT, want to make sure you’re educated about the difference between skunk cabbage and duckweed! Their project, NaturesPace is focused on showcasing the biota on the PLV Campus and highlighting connections between human beings and our natural world. NaturesPace utilizes a number of internet-based approaches and showcases contributions of students and faculty from a variety of academic areas. The event will introduce audience members to NaturesPace and include a brief trip outside to demonstrate how mobile devices and our system can be used to access information on species on campus.

Troubled Waters
Friday, April 26
9:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
Ending water pollution; protecting human and environmental health; educating the public. Six teams consisting of Pace undergraduates, law students, and faculty will discuss how our nation’s 40-year-old Clean Water Act has fared, develop amendments to CWA, and present them in a mock hearing of the Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works. The best recommendations will be delivered for consideration to the NYS congressional delegation. Sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/cwa.

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up!
Sunday, April 28
2:00 p.m.
Townhouse Circle
Join Townhouse residents/students for a litter cleanup. Refreshments and equipment provided.

If the Shoe Fits, Walk in it!
Monday, April 29
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Get outside and get some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus with a hike on our nature trails. Free refreshments at the end.

Earth Month Reception
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m–5:00 p.m.
Butcher Suite
By invitation only.

GreenPace Awards
Tuesday, April 30
3:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
A brief ceremony recognizing the 2013 GreenPace Award recipients. To learn more about the GreenPace Awards, visit www.pace.edu/greenaward. RSVP to aspillo@pace.edu.

NYC Event
What Would You Go to Jail For?
Monday, April 22
9:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Join the NYC Environmental Studies Program for a screening of BIDDER 70, a film about how one college student faced up to 10 years in prison and thousands of dollars of penalties by derailing an illegal government auction attempting to sell off land to oil and gas companies. For his dazzling act of civil disobedience, he was charged with two federal felonies. BIDDER 70 illuminates how the choices we make determine our future and the world we live in. The screening will be followed up with a Q&A. There will be free food.

For more info on Earth Month events, click here.

Earth Month is sponsored by Pace University Environmental Center and N.A.T.U.R.E. (student environmental club) with the support of Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or (914) 773-3530.

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