The East Carolina Biodiversity Initiative (formerly the “Center for Biodiversity”) promotes and supports research, education, and outreach associated with global biodiversity. The East Carolina Biodiversity Initiative serves the community of eastern North Carolina by providing educational programs designed to engage citizens in issues related to the conservation of biodiversity and its relevance to human health and quality of life.
The Biodiversity Initiative and Department of Biology at East Carolina University will host an Earth Day Expo on April 11th from 4-6pm in the breezeway of Howell Science Complex with interactive events for people of all ages. Various ECU researchers and local non-profit organizations will have displays and activities available on topics related to biodiversity.There will be live animals and plants, lab activities, natural history story times, and more!Kids from various after school programs will be attending and the public is welcome! For more information, please contact Heather Vance-Chalcraft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-328-9841, or visit our Facebook page.This event is a North Carolina Science Festival event (http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/).
Buses and vans should access campus via Founders Drive (only accessible from Fifth Street) and go to Wright Circle. Buses and vans can be unloaded (and loaded again after the event) at Wright Circle. Buses, vans, and private vehicles must be moved to the large parking lot at the bottom of College Hill Drive. Parking permit requirements will be waived in this lot for the event time period. On the attached map, Howell Science Complex is building 5 (grid E5 and E6) and Wright Circle is at the edge of grid E4 and E5. The parking lot at the bottom of College Hill Drive is shown in grid F7.
After unloading, please come to Biodiversity Initiative Registration table in the breezeway near the Howell entrance (by the B103 auditorium). There you can check in and get your programs and exhibit passports that kids can get stamped at each exhibit.
On Saturday, April 22nd, we will participate in Sylvan Height Bird Park’s Earth Day event from 10am-2pm.Come join us to gain a greater appreciation for the diversity of birds!