Anderton’s Earth Day Events Scheduled – 4/17/17

April 17, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 17, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host its third annual “Anderton’s Earth Day” celebration in memory of the late professor John Anderton April 17-22. All events are free and open to the public.

Two Patagonia documentaries will be screened at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The films are titled Great Lakes, Bad Lines and Making Waves: The Battle for the Great Lakes. Popcorn will be provided.

The NMU chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geographical honor society, will put on a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Jamrich Hall.

An Outdoor Learning Area tour led by professors Matt Van Grinsven and Robert Regis, along with student Tabitha McAlpine, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21. The meeting place is at the GeoPark next to the greenhouse on Elizabeth Harden Drive.

The celebration will culminate with an Earth Day March for Science on Saturday, April 22. Participants will meet at the Berry Events Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The march begins at 10, followed by a peaceful rally until 2 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

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