Annual Earth Day Celebration to be held Sunday April 15 at SCC

Apr 9, 2018

For more than a decade, visitors from all over the state have enjoyed learning about Mother Earth at the annual Somerset Community College Earth Day Celebration. This year, the 13th year for the event, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to learn about reptiles, birds, butterflies, bees, chickens, trees, rabbits, fish, flint, water, alternative energy, composting, innovative inventions and much more at the celebration.

SCC's Earth Day Celebration is free and open to the public on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Rain or shine, exhibitors will be set up all over the SCC Somerset North Campus, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

SCC faculty, staff and students are working together to bring environmental techniques, exhibits, demonstrations, food and contests to campus for the event. In total, visitors should expect more than 60 exhibitors, many with hands-on activities or demonstrations.

Music for the event will be provided by Junior Flores and Megan Hacker. A free rain barrel raffle will also be held, with the winners taking home one of several rain barrels painted by SCC students.

Exhibits

The 2018 Earth Day Celebration at SCC will feature several new exhibits, as well as some regular crowd favorites.  In addition to new exhibits, crowd favorites such as the tree giveaway, butterfly house, baby chick display, nature trek, seed planting activity, paddlefish, beekeeping, planetarium show, Angora rabbit yard spinning, organic farming, environmental disasters, native plants, eco-conscious pet care, recycling and more are returning in 2018.

Contests

Winners of the annual photography contest, hosted by the SCC Fruit of the Lens photography club, will be recognized at the Earth Day Celebration. This year's theme is "Shades of Green." Cash prizes will be given to the top three Nash Black photo award winners. The contest is named to recognize club members Irene Black and Ford Nashett, who write under the pen name Nash Black.

Artists from all over the region have also had the chance to compete is the SCC PRIDE Club's smART art show. Entrants to the show must have used at least half recycles material in their creation. Entries will be showcased at the Earth Day Celebration and winners will be announced that day. First prize includes a cash award, T-shirt and a rain barrel.

Market

Some exhibitors will have plants, goods, produce and more available for purchase at the event. Wildcat Mountain Cheese, for example, will have cheese for sale and will also demonstrate cheese making. A mini Market on Main will be held, and food will be available for purchase including Summit Meats, Kristina’s Kitchen and Four Generations ice cream. Somerset 106.1 FM will also be doing a live broadcast from the event from noon to 2 p.m.

A complete list of exhibits can be found on the SCC Earth Day webpage. The Earth Day Celebration at SCC will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Elaine Kohrman (606) 451-6918.

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