Celebrate Earth Day with a movie, a hike and kudzu eradication

March 29, 2013 at 9:59 am

The Environmental Advisory Committee is holding three events in April to celebrate Earth Day.  Events are open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Kill Kudzu Activity
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. – noon
Child Development Center
Join Dr. Ben Montgomery near the Childhood Development Center as we whack back the growing kudzu menace on campus. This invasive species will be in full growing season soon, so pushing back now is a great time to control “the vine that ate the South.” Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and long pants (bring gloves, if possible). Please RSVP to Ben Montgomery (bmontgomery@uscupstate.edu) by Friday, April 5 at noon.

Movie Screening: “Home”
Sunday, April 14, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Sparty’s Den
This stunningly beautiful movie featuring aerial photography of diverse places on Earth shows the interconnectedness of global environmental problems that confront us today. The movie’s website has additional information: http://home-2009.com/us/index.html

Hike along the Palmetto Trail
Thursday, April 18, 2 – 4 p.m.
Parking Lot Across From Rampey
Hike along the Palmetto Trail on campus and learn about the flora and fauna from NSE faculty members. We’ll meet at the parking lot across the street from the Rampey Center on North Campus Blvd (at the trail head to the Palmetto Trail). Bring appropriate footwear and water. If you have questions, contact Dr. Ben Montgomery (bmontgomery@uscupstate.edu).