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Southern Miss Gulf Park Celebrates Earth Week April 17-22

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In observance of Earth Day on April 22, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will celebrate the worldwide event with weeklong programming April 17-22 for Earth Week.

During Earth Week, students, faculty and staff will participate in various educational programs, highlighting sustainable practices, ideas and environmental issues affecting the planet.

A schedule of programming is as follows:

*Monday, April 17
Painting of the Little Rock
8:30 a.m., Eagle Plaza

*Tuesday, April 18
Poetry Reading
12:15 p.m., Fleming Education Center Rotunda

*Wednesday, April 19
Documentary Screening: Before the Flood
5:30-7:30 p.m., Fleming Education Center, Room 104

*Thursday, April 20
Recycling Kick-off Lunch and Learn
12:15 p.m., Fleming Education Center, Room 104

*Friday, April 21
“Wet Foot, Dry Foot”
8:30 a.m., Canoeing at Black Creek
(RSVP required. Contact colby.mcclain@usm.edu or adam.terrell@usm.edu.)

Saturday, April 22, Earth Day
March for Science
Meet: 2 p.m., Long Beach Town Green
March: 3 p.m. to Fleming Education Center Auditorium
Speakers and Entertainment: 4-7 p.m.

Earth Week is sponsored by EcoEagles, Gulf Park Physical Plant, the Office of Sustainability and the Student Government Association at Gulf Park. Events are free and open to the public.

For more information about Earth Week, contact the Office of University Communications at 228.865.4573.