FLC Celebrates Earth Week, April 22-26

April 16, 2019

Join Us in Celebrating Earth Week, April 22-26

Folsom Lake College will host its 13th Annual Earth Week Festival, Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2019. This annual campus celebration features a diverse set of events to honor our Mother Earth, raise awareness of our impacts, and explore the available solutions. These events span the spectrum of disciplines from STEM to the Humanities because the causes and solutions are interwoven with every aspect of human existence.

These events are open to the community and admission is free. Daily parking permits may be purchased for $2 at kiosks located in the campus parking lots. View campus maps.

Please join us for any of the following events:

Campus Sustainability Strategies Presentation
Monday, April 22, 1:00 to 2:20 pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 to 2:50 pm, FLC, Large Lecture Hall (Buckeye Hall FL3-173)
Join the students of BIOL 350: Environmental Biology as they present their ideas for making the Folsom Lake College campuses more sustainable. Hosted by Biology Professor Fran Keller.

From Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening & Discussion
Monday, April 22, 2:30 to 3:50 pm, FLC, Lilac Hall FL5-113
Tuesday, April 23, 2:30 to 3:50 pm, FLC, Lilac Hall FL5-113
Friday, April 26, 12:00 to 1:40 pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — this National Geographic film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. Film and discussion hosted by History Professor Debbie Moreno.

A Plastic Ocean Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, FLC, Peregine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
Journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers as they travel to twenty locations around the world over four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. Film and discussion hosted by Biology Professors Steve Holzberg and Fran Keller.

MOSAIC Dance Company Performance
Wednesday, April 24, 12:30 to 12:50 pm, FLC, in front of the Falcon's Roost
A diverse cast of dancers, MOSAIC cultivates a culture of inclusiveness, welcoming dancers of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, colors, and lifeways. Hosted by Dance Professor Debi Worth.

Wetlands Stewardship
Flower Identification: Thursday, April 25, 9:00 to 11:00 am, FLC, meet in the Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
Tree/Shrub Identification: Thursday, April 25, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, FLC, meet in the Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
Explore the plant life in the Main Folsom campus wetlands. This activity will introduce participants to tree, shrub, and flower identification. As we walk along the dirt paths that encircle the wetlands, we will also collect small trash items and dispose of them. We will identify potential nuisance trees and hazards that can be reported for later removal. Participants must arrive on-time to complete liability waiver forms. Wear sturdy, appropriate shoes for walking along dirt paths. Be prepared to walk, stand, and crouch for extended periods of time. Bring water and wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. Hosted by Biology Professor Eric Wada.

FLC Commerial Music Ensemble Performance
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, FLC, Quad outside the Falcon’s Roost
The college’s own Commercial Music Ensemble will provide the soundtrack to celebrate our Mother Earth! Hosted by Music Professor Michael Dale.

Earth Day on the Greens
Thursday, April 25, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, EDC, The Greens
Fun fair with music, games, and booths. Hosted by Political Science Professor Deanne Repetto and the EDC Student Activities Club.

Literature of the Wild
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, FLC, Large Lecture Hall (Buckeye Hall FL3-173)
All are invited to share in our "Literature of the Wild" poetry reading in honor of Earth Week. Interested poets and writers may share a favorite poem or short piece of prose (by themselves or others) on nature, the environment, or anything celebrating the wild wonder of the world. Hosted by DSPS Coordinator Dr. Tim McHargue and the Reading & Writing Center's Tom Goff.

Chasing Coral Film & Discussion
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, EDC, Prarie Falcon Room (B-141)
From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans. Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale as the oceans warm. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. Film and discussion hosted by EDC Student Activities Club and Political Science Professor Deanne Repetto.

Revenge of the Electric Car Film Screening & Discussion
Friday, April 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
This classic documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?) features the high-stakes race by General Motors, Tesla Motors, and Nissan for which company can first bring gas-free electric vehicles (EVs) to the masses. With hundreds of thousands of electric Nissan Leafs, Chevy Volts, and Teslas already sold, and hundreds of additional electric models set to hit dealerships in the next few years, the film is as timely as ever. Revenge of the Electric Car lets you into the amazing lives of four different people and their perspective on the electric car. Film and discussion hosted by Biology Professor Fran Keller.

The Green New Deal Panel Discussion
Friday, April 26, 1:45 to 2:45 pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240)
Join us for a panel discussion of the The Green New Deal: a national proposal to accelerate the transition to a green economy, while spreading prosperity, equity, and security to tens of millions of Americans who continue to struggle in today’s economy. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure! Hosted by Computer Information Science and Engineering Professor Dan Ross and Biology Professor Steve Holzberg.

Related Links

Official Earth Day website

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