The Environmental Sustainability Committee through the Association of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) has coordinated a weeklong event to take place during the week of Earth Day, starting April 16 and ending April 20. The weeklong event titled “Focus Nebraska” will feature renowned National Geographic photographer and Lincoln resident, Joel Sartore, as the keynote lecturer. Sartore, who is scheduled to speak Tuesday, April 17, will talk about his experiences documenting the effects of climate change as an international photographer. He will help attendees “make sense of global warming.”
The goal of Focus Nebraska is to educate students, faculty, and the broader Lincoln community about environmental sustainability. Fun activities and programs are scheduled throughout the week, including: a wildlife display, free outdoor yoga, and an educational, mobile trailer that promotes recycling. The Focus Nebraska Art Gallery will also be on displayed in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union from 8AM-5PM. A campus wide tree planting scheduled on April 20th, will conclude the week.
The event schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 16th:
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Union Square
Sustainable arts and crafts will be available for anyone who wants to support sustainability awareness.
Tuesday, April 17th:
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Union Plaza
Wildlife Encounters will be on display in front of the City Union.
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM Union Auditorium
Keynote speaker, Joel Sartore, is committed to conservation, especially in the Great Plains where he has lived his whole life. Sartore will talk about his experiences as a photographer and use those experiences to make sense of global warming.
Wednesday, April 18th:
3:00 PM Selleck Quadrangle (Green Space)
A free yoga class will be offered.
Thursday, April 19th:
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Union Plaza
An educational, mobile trailer will be located in front of the Union to promote recycling.
Friday, April 20th:
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Mueller Bell Tower
Join in planting trees to celebrate Earth Day. Trees and shovels will be provided.
Focus Nebraska is an educational event that expands upon the student-led commitment in ASUN. More information can be found on the website http://www.asun.unl.edu/focusne.
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