The Paw Print
All around campus and beyond the landscape is beginning to turn green. It seems appropriate that ASC’s EARTH group host a series of event’s called EARTH Week. The dates are Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22.
The EARTH Talent Show will start off the week’s events. The talent show will be held at 7 p.m., in Carson Auditorium of the SUB.
Last year’s submissions were environmentally themed. Paul Kobe, ASC Student Performance Artist, entered the contest with his recycled drums. Other submissions can include anything from song and dance, to recycled juggling instruments. Submissions should be no longer than ten minutes but all submissions have a chance to win a variety of prizes.
Several donations from local businesses will support local talents so some of the prizes may be surprising. To sign up contact Jared Beeton at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can answer any other questions about the talent show Monday.
The rest of the week features more green events. Tuesday is a “Bike to School Day” with a sustainability booth at the Japanese American Garden between 11a.m. to 2 p.m. For those participating, be sure to stop by the booth for a special prize made by one of EARTH group’s own, along with other items of interest.
Wednesday is an evening event for those night owls, with speaker Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist. His speech will be in Porter room 130 beginning at 7 p.m.
Thursday is the Rio Grande Clean Up. EARTH group and friends will be meeting at 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center to help keep our home lands beautiful with a clean up of the river dikes by the practice fields and beyond.
Weekend events start Friday with a film festival at Milagros Coffee House in downtown Alamosa. The movies start at 6 p.m. and feature presentations include Vanishing of the Bees, and Garbage Warrior, a local production from Taos, NM., a part of the San Luis Valley.
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is the title of this years garage sale on Saturday. Bring your old treasures by at 7 a.m. to the south side of the SUB for donation. All proceeds will go toward helping EARTH group become more sustainable and to continue to provide fabulous event programing such as EARTH week.
The culmination of the week long events takes a nice breather from the city life to the surrounding mountains. Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP) is working in collaboration with EARTH group to host the Leave No Trace Hike. The bus leaves at 8:30 from the ASAP rental shop in the SUB to go explore the surrounding mountains with demonstrations on how to do it without destroying the habitat.
Be sure to sign up fast, as seats are limited. sign up sheets will be available throughout the week at the numerous outpost event booths. For more questions contact Beeton, EARTH group coordinator at email@example.com.