SCC Earth Week Activities for Friday and Saturday, April 24-25

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A little girl buys a plant at the Native Plant Sale.

Thursday’s Earth Week activities were a great success with a talk by Vicki Stiles, Executive Director of the Shoreline Historical Museum, a native plant sale in the PUB courtyard and a film showing of Rio 2.

Earth Week 2015 continues Fri., April 24 with another great lineup of events. Join us for one of the following:

Friday, April 24
“Poisoned Waters” film showing in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) from 12:30-1:20 p.m. “Poisoned Waters” is a Frontline documentary that examines the conditions that lead to water contamination and the danger contamination poses to human health. The program exposes the worsening conditions of Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay, focusing on the threat of continued runoff from development, agriculture and industry. Q+A session to follow the film will be led by Professor Chip Dodd.

Campus Sustainability Options Workshop in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) from 1:30-2:20 p.m.
This workshop will address what it means to operate sustainably, how our campus could become more sustainable, and what we might do to reach this goal. This workshop will be led by Stian Myraas chair of SCOF (Sustainability and Commuter Options Fee) group.

This event will be followed from 2:20 – 2:30 p.m. by the Art Exhibit Awards. The art that receives the most votes in each category (2D, Sculpture, and Sculptures made during Earth Week) will be awarded a State Parks Pass prize.

Innis Arden/Lower Boeing Creek Nature Walk, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Meet in the PUB parking lot. Join Professor Matt Loper as he continues the exploration of the woods and wetlands that surround our college and follows Boeing Creek as it makes its way to Puget Sound. Learn more about native plant uses as well as the controversies over the control of Boeing Creek’s waters as it flows its last mile to the Sound, nurturing a small run of Chum salmon. We will travel to and from lower Boeing Creek on the campus shuttle.

Saturday, April 25

Upper Boeing Creek Watershed Work Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in front of the gate to the track (East end of campus). 
Due to an overuse of the area directly behind the track by residents who allow their dogs to run off leash, the restoration work will concentrate on planting natives and moving woody debris next to the new plants to help protect them from being trampled by wayward dogs.  Some invasive plant removal may also take place. This activity will be led by Professors Matt Loper and Chip Dodd. Please bring with you a water bottle, thick gloves, work boots, long sleeved shirts and pants, and if you have them shovels, pruners, and hand clippers. Some refreshments will be provided.

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