11th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 28

Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2019 with a free, family friendly celebration.

Expect chilly temperatures but plentiful sunshine. The Earth Day Celebration takes place rain or shine.

Nearly two dozen new exhibitors highlight this year’s event, including an Akron Zoo animal presentation, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Stark County Beekeepers Association and Ernie’s Bike Shop, among many others. 

Set to inspire environmental responsibility and to improve the appreciation for our planet’s natural resources, Kent State Stark’s Earth Day Celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Campus Center lot and the Pond and Wetlands Research Area.

Attendees will enjoy an afternoon filled with educational activities, entertainment and interactive demonstrations for all ages. 

Kent State Stark has partnered with the following sponsors to present Earth Day 2019: The Repository, The Print Shop of Canton, Inc., The Brewer-Garrett Company, Cain Toyota, Inc., and Cookery Food Truck of Wadsworth.

The event, in its 11th year, also will include family favorites, such as a nature walk led by Biology Professor Robert Hamilton, a children’s area with face painting, mock fossil digs, crafts, a coloring contest, photo opportunities and much more. 

Again this year, Kent State Stark will be honored with Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

For more information on Kent State Stark’s Earth Day Celebration, a campus map and a complete list of participants, visit www.kent.edu/stark/earth-day-celebration. To enter the coloring contest for a chance to win a prize, please print the scene from the event web page, and bring completed artwork to the event. Winners will be selected and contacted during the week following Earth Day.

POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2019 04:01 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 02, 2023 01:19 AM
Melissa Griffy Seeton