Earth Matters
University of Michigan - Flint
Mott Community College
Kettering University

Earth Day Celebration 2016

Planned Activities

Earth Week

April 12 - 15, 2016

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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

All activities will be held at UM-Flint Harding Mott University Center unless otherwise noted.

KIVA-located off 1st Floor Lobby

Time Presentation
10:00 am – 10:40 am EPA ‘s presentation on the Flint’s Drinking Water System
10:45 am – 11:15 am Marty Kaufman, UM-Flint Earth and Resource Science Faculty – Clean Water Challenged by Older Infrastructure
11:15 pm - 12:00 pm Riley McClincha - sharing songs and exciting stories about his river kayaking travels around the state including adventures to Canada and Niagara Falls.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Rebecca Fedewa – Flint River Watershed Coalition - Health of the Flint River & proposed future recreational development
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Erin Caudell, The Local Grocer – Eat Local: How growing your own & supporting farmers helps grow our community
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Amy Freeman Rosa – Walking Softly: Empowering each other for Environmental Change
1:45 pm “Get the Dirt” - Enlightening presentations relevant to environmental, healthy, and sustainable living practices… limited to 5 minutes each.

2nd Floor Loving Lounge – Animals Up Close

Time Presentation
10:15 am - 10:45 am BATS – Organization for Bat Conservation
11:00 am - 11:30 am Nature Discovery - Native Michigan Amphibians & Reptiles
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Birds of Prey - Joe Rogers & his Birds of Prey
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Nature Discovery - Native Michigan Amphibians & Reptiles
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Birds of Prey - Joe Rogers & his Birds of Prey
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm BATS – Organization for Bat Conservation
NOTE: Be sure to visit the animal presenters exhibits located on the 2nd floor

2nd Floor - Recycled Art

Time Presentation
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Recycled Art Display - 2nd Floor
1:00 pm Recycled Art Awards presented

3rd Floor -Clint's Café

Time Presentation
11:15 am – 11:45 am Rita Patel – Author and artist, “A Letter to You from Your Future Self”
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Music - Blue Train, Local Bluegrass and Folk

Outdoor Activities

Time Presentation
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kalpulli Tecpatl - Native American Dancers Blessing of the Earth
10:30 am – 3:00 pm Pull Your Own Print - Jim Shurter and team – Upcycle old t-shirts
11:00 am and 1:00 pm Borrow a Bike Tours - Meet at Walk & Bike Group Table in UCEN Lobby
12:00 pm Earth Egg Hunt – UM-Flint Early Childhood Dev. Center

UCEN Lobby Areas & Happenings Room: Healthy Living & Green Craft Fair - 1st Floor

UCEN Michigan Rooms: Environmental Protection Agency Open House: Latest Information on Flint’s Drinking Water System


April 15, 2016
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