Prescott College Hosts Several Earth “Month” Activities
Learn how you can practice natural history in your everyday life.
Prescott College is turning Earth Day into Earth Month with several events beginning Saturday, April 12. All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
Earth Day at the Courthouse Plaza • Saturday, April 12 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prescott College and the Open Space Alliance are co-sponsoring Earth Day on the Courthouse Plaza. Highlights of the event include: entertainment, food, 80 information booths, and a bicycle giveaway. Prescott College will have six booths during this event.
Rachel Carson Chautauqua • Monday, April 14 • 7:30 p.m.
Alumna Fiona Reid ’00 will present herself as Rachel Carson in the Prescott College Chapel at 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, on the 50th Anniversary of Carson’s death, and in honor of Make Way for Monarch’s (www.makewayformonarchs.org) call to make April 14 a “Day for action and contemplation of Monarchs and our other imperiled pollinators.”
Climate Change: A Vision of Possibility • Tuesday, April 15 • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Rev. Michael Dowd, an evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and one of the most inspiring climate speakers in America today, will present six points of agreement held in common by tens of millions of religious and non-religious people across the globe — and how to stay inspired in the face of the growing climate crisis and other large-scale challenges. Come to the Natural History Institute at Prescott College, 312 Grove Ave.
More Than Honey Movie Screening • Tuesday, April 15 • 7 p.m.
Come to the Crossroads Center at Prescott College to view More than Honey, a 2012 Swiss documentary film directed by Markus Imhoof about honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China, and Australia. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. Snacks available with a discussion about pollinators and about how to get involved with bee keeping will follow screening.
Campus Conversations at Natural History Institute at Prescott College• Wednesday, April 16 • 5 p.m.
Campus Conversations is a series that pairs practitioners from different backgrounds for an informal dialogue about the role of natural history in their lives and work. These stimulating conversations are spontaneous and include opportunities for audience participation. April features Buddhist scholar Grace Burford and conservation biologist Tom Fleischner. Everyone is welcome; light refreshments will be served. 312 Grove Ave.
Granite Creek Cleanup at Granite Creek Park • Saturday, April 19 • 9 to 11 a.m.
Prescott Creeks will once again host the Granite Creek Cleanup. The event will start at Granite Creek Park at 9 a.m., with trash clean up finishing at 11 a.m., and upcycling running through 1 p.m. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/prescott-creeks-1224424391.
Falling in Love with the World: The Path of Natural History • Thursday, April 24 • 7 p.m.
Join naturalist and Director of the Natural History Institute at Prescott College Tom Fleischner, Ph.D., at the Prescott College Crossroads Center for a presentation about natural history—the practice of focused attentiveness to nature. Learn how you can practice natural history in your everyday life.
One Man’s Treasure Upcycled Art Auction • Saturday, May 3 • 4 - 7 p.m.
One Man’s Treasure features fine art using upcycled materials and art celebrating Prescott riparian treasures. This event will take place in the Prescott College Crossroads Center and was created in partnership with Prescott College to support the mission of Prescott Creeks Preservation Association. RSVP: www.omtauction.kintera.org COST: $ 40.00.
About Prescott College:
A nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines witha focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education. A private, non-profit, four-year college, Prescott College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a residential and limited residency format. www.prescott.edu.
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