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 at East Carolina University will host our annual Earth Day Expo in the Howell Science Complex on Thursday, April 12th from 4-6 pm in the breezeway of Howell Science Complex. This event will have interactive displays and activities on topics related to biodiversity. Kids from various school programs will attend and the public is welcome! Parking is available in the large parking lot near the bottom of College Hill Drive. 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.
The Biodiversity Initiative will be attending Sylvan Heights Bird Park on Saturday, April 21st, for an Earth Day event (http://www.shwpark.com/plan-a-visit/events/event-calendar/239-earth-day.html). This public event will feature booths and activities about birds and biodiversity.