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Earth Day Celebration 2012

Please visit our registration site for these events to give us some idea of how many visitors to expect. Note that registration is not required to attend and there is no cost to attend these events.

Thursday, April 19

Rominent author and conservation biologist Joe Roman will speak about threatened species, the people working to save them, and why the extinction of species matters to all humans—to our health and safety, our prosperity, and our joy in nature. All are welcome!

Joe Roman’s new book, Listed: Dispatches From
America’s Endangered Species Act, will be on sale in the lobby.

“A beautifully written description of what is happening to many of our only known living companions in the universe, told against the background of the much (ignorantly) maligned U.S. Endangered Species Act. It is also a plea to take steps that would help to preserve threatened organisms and us. A fascinating read.”
— Paul R. Ehrlich

This event is co-sponsored with us by the Center for Sustainable Tourism and the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy at ECU.

Saturday, April 21

Campus Expo!
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Please join us for a day of fun for the whole family! The celebration starts on ECU’s main campus, with hands-on activities, tours of biology labs, and exhibits by environmentally-focused local organizations

Location: Howell Science Complex and surrounding area on ECU's main campus
Parking will be available in A1 and B1 lots, no permit required.

Satellite Events of the NCCB
A. West Research Campus Exhibition 1:00-4:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - Tour of a long-term plant diversity experiment led by Dr. Carol Goodwillie.
2:00 p.m. – Help identify and remove invasive plant species with Dr. Ashley Egan,
3:00 p. m. - Bluebird box project tours led by Dr. Sue McRae.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Tour the artifact preservation labs for the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of Blackbeard the pirate.

Directions from ECU's main Campus Location to ECU WRC
-Leave campus on W 5th Street.
-Cross Memorial Drive (US 13) onto NC Highway 43 North.
-Continue on NC 43 North for approximately 6 miles.
-Turn left onto VOA Site C Road.
-There is a small green sign on the right side of the road that says "ECU WRC"
-Go approximately 2 miles and turn left onto ECU West Research Campus.

B. “A Time for Science” Exhibition
1:00-4:00 p.m.

2:00 p. m. and 3:00 p. m. - Join Dr. David Chalcraft and his lab for hands-on identification and observation of live plants and animals that live in and around ponds.
2:00 p. m. and 3:00 p. m. - Learn about freshwater fish with Dr. Anthony Overton.
The Coastal Society will be offering a workshop on water quality (Time to be announced later).
1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p.m. – Pitch in and help A Time for Science with a number of service activities at the site.
Individuals will be planting trees, helping to clean up Contentnea Creek and other fun activities.

Location: "A Time for Science"in Grifton, NC

Directions from Greenville:
- Take highway 11 south toward Kinston, NC.
- Look for the Pepsi Bottling plant on your right
- Immediately past that is Jacksontown Road (on right)
- Take Jacksontown west
– to the right (Don't turn into Pepsi Way – the truck entrance)
- Go through two closely spaced stop signs
- About 1/4 mi farther Jacksontown Rd veers hard to the left.
- Don't turn but, instead, go straight into Contentnea Creek Estates
- About 1/4 mi farther you will see a brown house on the right
- At that point slow down, proceed around the curve to the left and immediately turn left into the first driveway
(you'll see a mailbox just after the driveway)
- Enter the driveway or proceed as directed by parking staff.

Check out other fun science activities taking place in the state as part of the North Carolina Science Festival.

Prior Events

North Carolina Center for Biodiversity Hosted an exciting Earth Day Event April 15th and 16th featuring internationally renowned author, Richard Louv.

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