In 'STEM's Growing in the Garden' summer camp participants will enjoy a week of learning how science, math, health and nutrition all play a vital role in growing a garden. Students will explore Botany, Chemistry, Entomology, Microbiology, Math, Technology and Nutrition while actively gardening through the week. This camp is open to students entering 8th grade in the fall of 2013 through 12th grade.
9 a.m. to noon daily
Ages: entering 8th - 12th graders
Join us for a bike ride on local trails in honor of UNI Earth Week. Cyclists will meet at Mulligan's on18th St. and ride as a group with assistance from the Cedar Valley Cyclists. Enjoy a leisurely paced two wheeled ride and make new friends! Helmets are required; pre-register for a free t-shirt at www.rrttc.com under Current Events.
Come help cleanup the UNI campus in honor of Earth Week. All volunteers are invited to stay for free pizza following the cleanup. Pre-register at www.rrttc.com under "Current Events" for a free t-shirt. Registration not required for participation. All volunteers will meet outside near the Maucker Union fountain.
Enjoy free beverages and pizza at a screening of "The Clean Bin Project" in honor of UNI Earth Week 2013. This event is free and open to all interested students, faculty and staff.
Following the UNI Earth Day Celebration, students are invited to participate in a free yoga event at Lawther Field. Choose from two sessions, at 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. To learn more or register for the sessions, visit www.rrttc.com and click the registration under the Current Events tab. This event has limited space.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a book swap during UNI Earth Week. Bring your used paperback and hardcover books to the Rod Library circulation desk. Receive a ticket for each book you bring and exchange them for new books in the Maucker Union Courtyard. No magazines or textbooks.
Join in celebrating Earth Day this year around Maucker Union's northwest courtyard. Enjoy educational booths, activities, games, free bike tune ups and more. Look for other EarthWeek events planned for this week as well.
“So Right So Smart” profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices that are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. The primary focus of the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Interface Inc., a global carpet manufacturer led by Ray Anderson, one of the early pioneers of green business practices.
Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist and writer will be the keynote speaker for the second day of the Sustainability Dialogue and Action conference. She ran for vice president in 1996 and 2000 as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. She is currently the executive director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project, which she founded at White Earth Reservation in 1989. There will be a panel discussion featuring the three keynote speakers, topical sharing sessions and a campus sustainability tour.