Central Wyoming College is celebrating Earth Day with a series of events throughout April. A series of films will be featured for students, staff and faculty with a discussion on the topic to follow.
The film series will be in the Little Theatre at 7 pm April 11 and 18. Community members are also welcome to attend the film series.
“Chasing Ice” will be featured April 11. This documentary follows James Bolog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble, a multi-year chronicle of the planet’s rapidly melting glaciers. The discussion will be led by Jacki Klancher, associate professor of environmental health.
“The 11th Hour” will be featured April 18, this film features the pressing issues the world is facing today and the human impact on the Earth’s ecosystem and what can be done to reverse the damage before it is too late.
“I’m very excited about the activities we have scheduled on and around Earth Day,” said Dr. Brad Tyndall, vice president for academic affairs. “We chose water as our theme since CWC does a lot of amazing research in this area.”
On Earth Day, April 22 the campus will host numerous events throughout the day starting with Environmental Science in Action. Klancher and Kirsten Kapp will discuss a field-based water quality research that is being performed by CWC students.
A campus clean-up will start at 10 am. Any participants are to meet outside of Physical Plant. The campus clean-up is sponsored by Student Senate and a free lunch will be provided for all who help at 12:15 pm in the picnic area.
“This is a great opportunity for students to help keep our campus beautiful; a place that we all love and enjoy,” said Sarah Watson, administrative to student life.
Two events are at 11:15 am; “Farm to Fork” documentary will be in the Little Theatre and Analyze water samples will be in Health Science room 110 which will be a demonstration by Kapp from water samples collected by Klancher and CWC students.
“I look forward to students and staff seeing what great work we’re doing in the measurement ice pack depth and carbon particulates in the Wyoming glaciers,” Tyndall said. “People will also be surprised to see what students are doing to measure plastic fibers in our waters and fish. Overall, I’m proud of CWC in our role to help people navigate the complex ecological issues our communities and world are facing.”