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Earth Day at SCC, Sunday, April 25, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Bring your family to a fun and educational day packed full of activities, wildlife exhibits, and green demonstrations at the Fifth Annual Somerset Community College/Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Earth Day Celebration. Rain or shine, it will be Sunday, April 25 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 will return such as:

  • Run for the Red Buds Fun Run at 1:00 p.m.
  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo
  • 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
  • Free food, music, face painting, and much more

There will also be some new and exciting events this year such as:

150 painted lady butterflies will be released into a butterfly house and will be available for people to enter. Also there will be exhibits showing the lifecycle of the butterfly and Pride Club students will be demonstrating the appropriate plantings to attract butterflies.

Frumpy and Earth Day, a puppet show from the Teen Leadership Council of Girls Scouts of Kentuckys Wilderness Road Council, will be presented where all the forest animals learn about Earth Day. Several Girl Scout troops will be teaching about wind energy and will be helping children make paper pin wheels.

Eagle Scout, Lee Stewart, will be displaying his Eagle Project and will have birdhouse kits for families to take home.

Mother Earth will be in full costume reading stories to the children and she will also have visors for them to decorate.

Professor Wanda Fries will be singing and playing the guitar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Oakwood is participating in Earth Day, with residents bringing 300 tomato seedlings to give away and to encourage gardening and growing locally.

Come and spend the afternoon on the Somerset Community College Campus and discover ways be become better stewards of our planet. For more information or how to volunteer for Earth Day, contact Professor Loris Sherman at 606-451-6855.