Clubs, students celebrate Earth Day Reply

 

Photos by Natalie Kfoury

Ashlyn Curley – Opinion Editor

The environmental studies department held their annual Earth Day festival in the Arnow Campus Center Quad. Each year the festival is organized by the seniors in the department as their capstone project. This year there are two seniors in the department, Terri Moody and Georgia Pendergast.

“It was different [this year] because there was a smaller team of people working on it, so it was great,” said Moody. “I think it will be great for years to come for environmental students to coordinate and work with the other clubs.”

Similar to previous years, several clubs and organizations had different activity booths from friendship bracelet making to potting plants. One of the most unique booths served smoothies, which were made from a blender that relied on power from a bicycle. The blender was hooked up to a generator that connected to the bike and would blend from the power of the peddler.

The afternoon’s main attraction was a petting zoo held in a gated area outside the Campus Center where students could feed and play with a variety of farm animals, including a pig, goats, an alpaca, and a mini-horse.

“I’m very pleased with the turn-out this year,” said Moody. “With it being the day after Marathon Monday I’m glad people wanted to come out again.”

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