Last Sunday was a beautiful day. Jeanne Quinn ’16, a volunteer student worker for the Arboretum office and Arboretum Director, Bill Astifan stationed themselves at a busy intersection between the Dinning Center and Founders. In an effort to promote the up coming Earth Day events and bring awareness to the Arboretum, Jeanne and Bill assisted passers-by with potting a pansy for their windowsill and sold Arboretum t-shirts.
Earth Day on campus will be celebrated on Monday, April 22. The perennial favorite popcorn machine will be on hand! Here are the day’s events:
10:30am – Horticulturist, Carol Wagner will give interested students and faculty a half hour walking tour of center campus.
11:00am-1pm – The sixth year of planting native plants in the Duck Pond meadow is always a favorite of students and faculty.
1pm – I will be reading the story of The Lorax by Dr. Suess on Founders front porch. Make sure you bring fifteen cents, a nail and the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail!