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StetsonU Keeps it Green for Earth Day 2013

Spencer Toby, Stetson Cycles, and Josiah Todd, Hatter Harvest, are pictured powering a blender by human energy on the Smoothie Bike.Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will Keep it Green in this year’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited, free of charge to join in the Earth-friendly activities and environmental education for all ages planned for the day.

As its final Science Saturday program for this academic year, the green fair will bring together student organizations and programs from across the campus showcasing environmental initiatives and offering hands-on activities in the museum and on the grounds of the Rinker Environmental Learning Center.

Visitors can build a bird house with Stetson’s chapter of Habit for Humanity or a ladybug house in the Hatter Harvest community garden. Volunteers of the campus Longleaf Pine Restoration Project will offer a workshop on natural plant dyes; museum staffers and Students Advocating a Sustainable Stetson will direct a natural stone and recycled glass beading station. The Stetson HATS program, Stetson Recycling, and members of the honors program have designed a recycled art studio. SADD has arranged for a prescription drug collection and student representatives from the Conflict Free Resolution Initiative will feature a display on recycling electronics. Back by popular demand, members of Stetson Cycles will offer smoothies from their human-powered blender. Spencer Toby, Stetson Cycles, and Josiah Todd, Hatter Harvest, are pictured powering a blender on the Smoothie Bike.

The event is free and open to all.  The Gillespie Museum and Rinker Environmental Learning Center are located on the southeast corner of Stetson’s DeLand campus, 234 East Michigan Avenue.

For more information, call (386.822.7330) or e-mail the Gillespie Museum at gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.