In an effort to get back to the roots of Earth Day, Kenyon has created a new approach to Earth Day programming. Beginning this year (2017), this new approach includes a variety of events and activities hosted by various departments and offices at Kenyon; each event/activity will highlight a different aspect of Earth Day objectives.
The preliminary outline for our month of events is listed below. If you are interested in participating as a community partner in any of these options, please contact Jill Kerkhoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will get you in touch with the coordinator for that event.
Deepest thanks to all of our previous communities partners for 10 great years!
These events/activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Bring a friend, bring the family, and celebrate the Earth.
On Saturday, April 22, the BFEC will celebrate natural history with live animals from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, the Ohio Wildlife Center, and the Columbus Zoo. These "ambassadors" for nature will include majestic raptors, furry mammals, slithery snakes, and more! After "meeting" the animals, be sure to stick around to dissect owl pellets, explore skins and skulls, build a bat house or a bluebird house, and so much more. Food vendors and live music will round out the afternoon. Keep It Wild: Earth Day at the BFEC is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Community partners interested in joining us for this event can contact Noelle Jordan at 740-427-5052 or email@example.com.
Celebrate Earth Day with your feet! Participants of all abilities are invited to walk, run or a little of both for a 4-mile race or 1/2 marathon, both starting at 8 am. The course winds through the historic Kenyon College campus and then the Kokosing Gap Trail for 1/2 marathon runners. After the race, celebrate your accomplishment with great post-race amenities. To register, visit http://www.racepenguin.com/event/earthdaychallenge/ and contact Amanda Krampf with questions at krampfa