The Birds, the Bees, and the Ball Games

As Earth Month starts to wind down, check out the last set of events featuring birds of prey, honeybee presentations, flower plantings, and more on the PLV Campus.

The Powers that Bee
On April 24, Environmental Center Assistant Director and beekeeper James Eyring invites you to “Bee Aware” as he hosts a visit to the beehives on campus and a presentation on the importance of honeybees to the environment and for the nourishment and survival of humans. A student exhibit will provide information about the current state of what has been named Colony Collapse Disorder.

The Power of Flowers
Bring your green thumbs over to a flower planting on April 24, as Golden Key International Honor Society and Lambda Sigma Honor Society look to spruce up the area around the official Golden Key and Lambda Sigma tree outside of Kessel Student Center. For more information, please contact John Mannhart at

Breakfast with the Birds
Pace University and Rockefeller State Park Preserve would like to invite you to come enjoy breakfast with the birds on April 25. Coffee and bagels will be served as you enjoy a walk on the carriage roads of the Preserve to see what birds are active in the woodlands, fields, and wetlands. So bring your binoculars and a field guide to birds for a fun morning of birding. The Preserve is located about 3 miles from Pace, and directions will be provided. You can pre-register by sending an e-mail to

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Celebrate Earth Day with the Successful Learning Center!  Visit their table in Kessel from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to check out their Earth Day artwork and pick up some seeds to plant at home!  From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,  they will be rocking out to some great tunes brought to you by WPAW, and from there head over to the baseball field at 3:00 p.m. to cheer on the baseball team as they take on New Haven. E-mail for more info or to register for this event.

Birds of Prey
On April 25, join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Environmental Center, 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 or call (914) 773-3169.

And don’t forget to stop by the Kessel Setters Café through April 26 to see a thematic pictures of nature brought to you by the students in Learning Community class Nature. For more info on all Earth Month events, click here.