6th annual Earth Day celebration at SCC on Sunday, April 17
Bring your family and friends to a fun and educational day packed full of activities, wildlife exhibits, and green demonstrations at the 6th Annual Somerset Community College/Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Earth Day Celebration. Rain or shine, it will be Sunday, April 17 on the SCC Somerset Campus North from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.
Some of the old favorites from past years are returning such as:
- Run for the Red Buds Fun Run at 1:00 p.m. with t-shirts going to the first 100 registering
- Kentucky Reptile Zoo
- Butterfly house, with a limited number of Painted Lady caterpillars to adopt
- Southwestern High School Raptor Rehabilitation program
- GeoCaching and how to find hidden objects on the SCC Nature Trail
- Star Lab from Morehead State University will be on hand in Meece Auditorium
- Somerset High Schools light bulb exchange
- SCC Media Matters Photography Club will present awards for their annual photo contest
- Face painting by cosmetology students
- Scavenger hunt and much more
Adventure Pets of Berea, Kentucky, a welcome addition to the animal displays, will have a large aquarium filled with native aquatic species to demonstrate life below the water line.
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE will have ten 35 gallon rain barrels for sale for $100.00 each. They were constructed and decorated by North Laurel Middle School PRIDE Club students. PRIDE staff will also be available to demonstrate how to make your own rain barrels at home.
There will be two different musical groups performing at Earth Day. Lost on Monday, with members Wanda Fries, John Polk and Craig Eastham, will be singing and playing their guitars. Sogo Drums, which is an African drumming band, will also be entertaining the crowd.
Food will be prepared by Met Sergin, SCC Culinary Arts Instructor, with the help of his students and members of the SCC Samothrace Club. The food prepared will model an earth friendly diet. But, come early to enjoy the samplings of Met and the culinary arts students.
There will be conservation demonstrations by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pulaski County Conservation District, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and organic farmers will be selling their spring produce.
Bluegrass Oakwood is participating in Earth Day, with residents bringing 300 flowering plant seedlings to give away and to encourage butterfly gardening and growing locally.
Somerset Community College would like to acknowledge all the community partners who are helping with the Earth Day Celebration. Many thanks go to Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Pulaski County Public Library, earthdayshirts.com of NewLife Industries, Inc., and Girl Scouts of Wilderness Road Council.
Come and spend the afternoon on the Somerset Community College Campus and discover ways be become better stewards of our planet. For more information on Earth Day, contact Professor Loris Sherman at 606-451-6855.
Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is somerset.kctcs.edu. Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.