April 6, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., April 6, 2017– Join Centenary University for its 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the front lawn and in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building located at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown. This family-friendly event will appeal to children of all ages and is open to the public.

Admission to this event is free and the day will kick off at 8 a.m. with “Breakfast with the Birds.” Dr. Terry Master, Professor of Biology at East Stroudsburg University, will lead a nature walk/bird-watching stroll at the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery, located next to the campus. Dr. Master’s research interests include Avian Ecology and Behavior and he directs the Avian Ecology and Behavior Lab at East Stroudsburg University. Those who plan to attend the walk should R.S.V.P to Dr. Krassi Lazarova at 908-852-1400, ext. 2252 or email lazarovak@centenaryuniversity.edu.

The Earth Day Celebration’s main events will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the campus and will end at 3:00 p.m. Activities include arts and crafts, music, a bounce house, animals for petting, and the “Earth Day Passport” challenge. The popular Earth Day Passport Program will once again be incorporated into the festivities. Attendees can check into the Information Booth and receive a Passport Booklet for the Earth Day event. By completing activities and visiting vendors, attendees will collect stamps and stickers on their passport, which can then be redeemed at the Information Booth for a free goodie bag while supplies last. At 12:00 p.m., the Fashion Department at Centenary University will hold a Recycled Materials Fashion Show. At 12:30 p.m., Centenary University’s 13th President David Haney and his spouse, Lisa Baldwin, a 39-year elementary school education veteran, will perform a bluegrass duet. Baldwin will also present Music and Motion for Kids, an interactive musical activity, at 1:30 p.m. There will be various vendors and environmentally themed groups at the event to help promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. Food will be available for purchase.

“Over the past decade, the Earth Day Celebration has drawn students and community members alike for a fun-filled day,” says Dr. Krassi Lazarova, Associate Professor of Physics at Centenary University. “We aim to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the planet and our activities continue to generate a positive experience for the community.”

Vendors, interested sponsors, and individuals who would like to sign up for “Breakfast with the Birds” should contact Dr. Lazarova at (908) 852-1400, ext. 2252, or lazarovak@centenaryuniversity.edu. For more information and to download the vendor or sponsor forms, please visit the website at www.centenaryuniversity.edu/earthday.

In addition to the Earth Day event, under the umbrella of this year’s Earth Week, the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will host Erica Grow, a meteorologist from NBC, coming to campus on April 18th at 6:00 p.m., to present on the importance of air quality monitoring. She will also engage the audience on the topic of science careers for women.

A screening of “The Human Experiment” documentary followed by a panel discussion will take place on campus at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, 2017 in the Student Activity Center. The screening is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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