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Celebrate Earthstock at Stony Brook, Main Festival April 19

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Stony Brook University’s Earthstock — a celebration of sustainability, conservation and the environment — returns the week of April 15, culminating with the Main Festival on Friday, April 19.

The “Celebration of Earth Day” features a number of events, with a variety of programming including experts, environmental organizations, live music, entertainers and other participants, all with an Earth-friendly message.

Keynote speaker Heather Lynch’s presentation, “It Takes a Village: Saving Antarctica in the Anthropocene,” on April 15 discussed how it takes a collaborative effort to make a change. Lynch is the Institute for Advanced Computational Science Endowed Chair for Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and inaugural director of the Stony Brook Collaborative for the Earth. Her research is focused on the impacts of tourism and climate change on Antarctic penguins, and she works closely with the Antarctic Treaty Parties on a range of conservation issues.

Some upcoming highlights include the Environmental Careers Alumni Panel on Wednesday, April 17, at 12 pm in the Melville Library, where graduates will share their experiences with current students. That same day at 12 pm in the Wang Center, David Good will present pioneering research on the Amazon rainforest. Then, from 1 pm to 2 pm, take a guided walk in the Ashley Schiff Preserve on campus. On Thursday, April 18, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Student Activities Center, join an Organic Gardening event covering topics such as composting, seed germination, and effective transplanting and weeding methods.

For complete and up-to-date information on all events, visit the Earthstock website.

Main Festival
Friday, April 19, 11 am to 3 pm, Student Activities Center (SAC) Plaza

Earthstock mall11 am, SAC Room 306
View the premiere of the new 30-minute documentary, Turning Brown Tides Blue, which tells the story of how Stony Brook University scientists revived Shinnecock Bay, followed by a Q&A.

11 am
SBU Eats Flavor Spice Station and Mocktail Energy Shot Bar

Environmental and Educational Displays and Exhibitors

11:30 am
Live Music and Dance Performances

Earthstock 2023 1912 pm to 12:45 pm, Academic Mall Fountain
Join Healthier U and Stony Brook’s horticulture team for a tree identification hike on West Campus. This 45-minute hike will explore the variety of tree species growing on campus.

12:15 pm
Opening Remarks, Green Pledge Ceremony, Awards and Scholarships

2 pm
Rubber Duck Races

 

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