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Earth Week Calendar of Events 2019

April 20th

WVU Core Arboretum Spring Flower Festival
WVU Department of Biology
2-6 pm
Core Arboretum Guthrie Loop Lawn Area

Come to WVU Core Arboretum for our second annual Spring Flower Festival! This family-friendly, free event is open to everyone and will showcase the beautiful spring ephemeral wildflower display that happens every year in the Arboretum.

Activities include a self-guided wildflower tour, live music, lawn games, nature activities for kids, food trucks in the parking lot, and lots of information about other Arboretum programming. These flowers only last a couple weeks every year, so catch them while they’re out!  

https://arboretum.wvu.edu/

April 21st

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks
WVU Department of Biology
 2 pm
Core Arboretum Guthrie Loop Lawn Area

These free, guided tours are a spring tradition at WVU Core Arboretum. Last year, in the course of three wildflower walks and four bird walks, over 45 species of plants were seen in bloom and over 70 species of birds were seen and/or heard.

April 22nd

Sustainability Tours
11 am-1 pm
Outside Mountainlair, by bookstore

Representatives of the WVU Office of Sustainability will host campus sustainability tours on every half hour in celebration of Earth Day!  Unique, short, 30-minute walking tours that will highlight some of the campus sustainability features and efforts made on the downtown campus.

College of Law Solar Installation Announcement
3 pm
College of Law Green Roof
Rain Location: College of Law Faculty Lounge

Join the WVU College of Law Sustainability Committee to hear about WVU's first solar installation, which will be installed on the building's roof over the summer.

Earth Day Games and Insomnia Cookies
4-6 pm
Outside Downtown Campus Library

April 23rd

Spring Bird Walk Hosted by Mountaineer Audubon 
7:30 am 
Core Arboretum Parking Lot

These guided tours are free, and will meet in the Arboretum parking lot. Additional free parking is available at the nearby WVU Coliseum. No reservations are needed. Dress appropriately for the weather and for hiking. 

Free Ecycling
8 am - 2 pm
Stansbury Hall Parking Lot-Area 11

WVU will offer free electronics recycling to the campus community. This effort is intended for personal items only. WVU-owned electronics should go through the WVU surplus system.  Most types of electronics accepted, but NO CRT TELEVISIONS.

Plastics and Pollution Panel Presentation
4-5:30 pm
104 Downtown Campus Library

April 24th

Arbor Day Tree Planting
East side of Agricultural Sciences Building, facing Percival Hall
2 pm
WVU has just been named a 2018 Tree Campus USA. Come celebrate the 2019 Arbor Day planting of a tree with the campus community. To learn more about Tree Campus, click here.

April 25th

Student Sierra Coalition Earth Day Festival
Mountainlair Green
5-9 pm
Details TBA.

April 28th

Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks
WVU Department of Biology
 2 pm
Core Arboretum Guthrie Loop Lawn Area

These free, guided tours are a spring tradition at WVU Core Arboretum. Last year, in the course of three wildflower walks and four bird walks, over 45 species of plants were seen in bloom and over 70 species of birds were seen and/or heard.

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
975 Rawley Lane | P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-5555
Phone: 304.293.7916 | Fax: 304.293.7156
Email: sustainability@mail.wvu.edu