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Eco April 2014

It's Not Just One Day!

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, launched the modern environmental movement.  For more information on Earth Day, please visit the Earth Day Network.  Longwood carries on this tradition every year with different events celebrating Earth Day throughout the entire month of April

Sustainability graphic earth in a pair of hands

Birdhouse Winners for Earth Day 2014


April 2014 Events

All Longwood-sponsored Earth Month events are free and open to the public except where indicated.

March 16 – April 19 – "7 Habitats"
      Exhibit by Prince Edward Elementary School
      2014 Annual Area Youth Art Month, LCVA

March 22 - Tree Give Away - Town of Farmville, HOVMG
        9:00 am - noon - Walmart Garden Center

March 29-April 4 - Photo Contest: Flora or Fauna"

April 1 – Gerry Ellis, Nature Photographer
       7:00 Bedford Auditorium
       "The Broken Mirror: Reflections on Great Apes Extinction"

April 2, 9, 16, 23  30 - Tours of Longwood's Biomass Furnace
       1:00-4:00 every Wednesday

April 4-5 – Virginia Geographic Bee (Nat. Geog. Bee)
      1:00 (on the 5th) - Final Round - Jarman Auditorium

April 5-11 - Photo Contest: "Close up"

April  7 – Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods
      10:30 – Nature walk with 4th graders and others
                  Farmville Train Station
      12:00 – Lunch and Symposium (by invitation)
        4:00 - Public address – Jarman
        5:00 - Tree planting and reception
        7:00 - Higher Ed Env Ed Professionals (by invitation)

April 9 - Longwood's new Environmental Education Center
        4:00 ground breaking ceremony - LU North Campus

April 12-18 - Photo Contest: "Hand of Man"

April 16 – Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Carl Lombardi
      Theatrical performance with audience participation
      Molnar Auditorium, Wygal Hall – 7:00 p.m.

April 19-25 - Photo Contest: "Patterns, Shapes or Textures"

April 21 – Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary
      9:00-3:00 – Workshops: "Operation Respect and
                        Environmental Respect," Moton Museum
      7:00 p.m. – Concert, Moton Museum
                   Funding in part by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation.

April 21-23 - Exhibits on Brock Commons     
                   Sustainability Initiative
                   Environmental Club        

April 22 - EARTH DAY
Announcement of Bird House competition winners

April 25 - ARBOR DAY
        12:00 - Tree planting and Rain Barrel Workshop

April 26 - "Tree Talk" with David Fowlkes & Al Lookofsky
      10:00 on the Sarah Terry Trail at Wilke Lake Park

April 28-May 2 - Photo Contest - Display and Awards