MORRISVILLE, NY — SUNY Morrisville is celebrating Earth Day with community service projects and various activities planned throughout the day, Friday, April 21. The tradition gives faculty, staff and students a chance to partake in acts of kindness that tie into sustainability and inspire them to protect the environment.
The celebration, which is open to the community, kicks off at 9 a.m. with a presentation by Angela Ferguson, supervisor of the Onondaga Nation Farm, followed by an Applied Learning Conference, where students showcase undergraduate research projects and activities that integrate applied learning and sustainability.
The annual celebration reflects on the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development goals. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society is collecting food and personal hygiene items on the Morrisville campus to benefit the SUNY Morrisville and Morrisville Community Church food pantries. Collection boxes will be at the Earth Day celebration. UN Sustainability Goal No.2 is Zero Hunger.
Additional events include: a tree planting, building a bird house or bat house, a music jam, native plants sowing, “This is Morrisville” photo booth, aquaculture and Four Seasons Farm tours, Zumba, composting demonstration and animal displays, including the college’s Belgian hitch. A composting demonstration, make and take roller balls, tours of the aquaculture center and Four Seasons Farm and a STEM night with interactive energy sessions in our Agricultural & Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center are also part of the day’s festivities.
Area high schools will be attending the event.
A lineup of events, locations and times, can be found here https://www.morrisville.edu/events/celebrate-earth-day-suny-morrisville