Full Slate of Activities Marking Earth Day at CCC’S Blackwood Campus
Camden County College's Blackwood Campus will observe Earth Day on April 21 with free displays and presentations, including a video focusing on the endangered swamp pink plant that is preserved on campus and a lecture and book signing by a CCC alumna.
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. In the 40-plus years since, the day has served as a time to enhance environmental awareness and discuss ideas such as sustainability.
At 9 a.m., the first of two presentation sessions will begin in the
● CCC alumna Julie Feinstein of the American Museum of Natural History delivering the lecture "A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife" and sign copies of her book of the same name.
● Screening of the video "The Conservation of Swamp Pink at Camden County College," which was filmed on the Blackwood Campus and discusses the CCC's partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve one of New Jersey's largest stands of swamp pink – a plant that is classified as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act.
● Michael Hogan of the
At 12:30 p.m., the second session will include:
● Reggie Kukola, watershed ambassador with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County, presenting "A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Our Local Waterways."
● Hogan speaking about "Birding and Wildlife Photography in the
● A talk titled "Green Ambassadors: Conservation Activities at
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the
For additional information, contact Professor Rita Connolly by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4462, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: April 14, 2011