This year, The University of Arizona's Student Sustainability Initiative is partnering with two world-renowned environmental research institutes to bring Earth Day to the world like it has never been before, at Biosphere 2. On April 17, members of the Arizona Chapter of Alpha Zeta will volunteer and take
part in the Second Annual Earth Day 2010 Festival being held at Biosphere 2 near the University of Arizona.
Of the 100 student volunteers, around 15 are members of Alpha Zeta, and view
Earth Day as a great chance for community service.
"We’re always looking for service events, but sometimes we have a
hard time finding events that excite people enough to participate,” said
environmental biology senior and current Alpha Zeta president Megan
Schulte. "As soon as our advisor (Assistant Dean of Agriculture Academic
Programs Elaine Marchello) brought it up, you could see people were
interested, and it just took off from there.”
Alpha Zeta will be doing a variety of things at the Earth Day event,
namely helping out with booths and presentations such as the insect
discovery and herpetological booths.
"As a service-based group, we’re always looking to help out,” Schulte
said. "Most of us have a scientific background and this sounded like
something we’d be interested in.”Join Alpha Zeta as they celebrate Earth and find ways to save our planet.
Biosphere 2 was named one of Time Life's "50 Must-See Wonders of the World". The Earth Day event will bring together artists, scientists, students and
visitors to look out through Biosphere 2 to see the environment in new
ways. Activities to be offered include:
- Science/Art Activities
- Live Music
- New Exhibits
- Thematic Tours
Green Jobs Panel Discussion
- Sky gazing from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter telescopes
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.Biosphere 2 Earth Day 2010:
Now Generation Festival
Saturday, April 1710:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
See Event Flyer
Visit the Biosphere 2
Web site for more information about this event.