Vance-Granville Community College: Earth Day activities slated for main, south campuses

Apr. 20, 2013 @ 07:00 PM

 

Festivals in celebration of Earth Day will take place on two of Vance-Granville Community College’s four campuses Monday. Designed to inform the students and the public about the need for conservation and the wonder of the natural world, the public is invited to attend both events, which are free of charge.

From 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., activities at the main campus will center around the gazebo and courtyard areas. They will include: demonstrations and displays by students, staff and faculty on various subjects; special guests; and the second annual Earth Day 5K Fun Run/Walk. This last event will begin at 10:30 a.m.; visit vgcc5krun.eventbrite.com to register.

Meanwhile, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., south campus attractions will feature guests, including representatives from Metech Recycling, Creedmoor’s Farmers Market, Granville County Soil and Water Conservation, and Rail Yard Studios in Nashville, Tenn.; presentations by representatives of various groups, including: Triple B Farms, North Carolina American Water Works Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension; a screening of the documentary, “Vanishing of the Bees”; and a poster contest.

Contact Dr. Dan Settles, science instructor, at (252) 738-3449 or settles@vgcc.edu for questions about activities on the main campus; for details about activities on the south campus, contact Geraldine Cash at (919) 528-4737, ext. 3506, or cash@vgcc.edu.