Northwest Campus to celebrate Earth Day

By PALOMA MELLO

Pima Community College Northwest Campus will hold an Earth Day celebration on April 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second level.

The annual event, which is free and open to the public, encourage students, employees and members of the community to explore the natural world.

Participants can learn about native plants and animals, conservation, recycling, astronomy, climatology, geology and how to protect the environment. Displays will include the giant campus sundial and food cooked in a solar oven.

Those who score 90 percent or better on “How much do you know about planet Earth” and “How much do you know about astronomy?” quizzes can win a Quick Study Bar Chart from Follett Bookstore.

More than 60 organizations and community groups will participate, including the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Children’s Museum of Tucson and Bear Essential News.

Arizona State University,  University of Arizona, UA College of Education and University of Phoenix will host advising and admissions booths.

For more information, contact Denise Meeks at denise.meeks@pima.edu or call 206-4500.

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