Earth Day offers activities for all ages

April 18, 2003

From clean-ups and hikes to conservation activities and fairs powered by solar energy, people all over the United States will be making a difference on Earth Day. Penn State Altoona is sponsoring a variety of activities on campus for all ages on Tuesday, April 22 to celebrate this national event. All events are open to the public, including all-day children's activities with face painting, games and prizes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a "living simpler" teepee display. Displays and information from area conservation and environmental organizations will be on exhibit. Students will be hiking from Wopsy Mountain to campus beginning at 8 a.m., and a Walden reading will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Eiche Library. Christipher Uhl of Penn State's ecology program will be speaking at noon in the Community Arts Center, and David Bonta, assistant coordinator of the Pennsylvania Wildlands Recovery Project will speak at 3 p.m. in 105 Eiche Library. Performances by local live bands will cap off the day's events from 2 to 9 p.m. All events will be held on campus at Penn State Altoona and are sponsored by Penn State Altoona's Eco-Action Club and Environmental Studies program. For a complete listing of events, visit

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