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Earth Day 2018


Earth Day Committee

For more information Earth Day Co-chair:
Dr. Meghan P. Nolan, 845-574-4426,

Earth Day 2018 Events

Recycling Game

Monday, April 23, 2018  •  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Union Bridge

Test your knowledge of how to recycle alternative materials for PRIZES!

Tai Chi

Monday, April 23, 2018  •  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3217

Become one with the Earth as you learn the balance of yin and yang through breath and movement.

The Magic of Mushrooms

Monday, April 23, 2018  •  3:00 - 4:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Explore the world of mushrooms, their mycelia ('roots') and recent research demonstrating the remarkable potential of these species to alleviate a wide range of current human and environmental problems. Presented by Jeff McLean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, RCC

Movie: A Plastic Ocean

Tuesday, April 24, 2018  •  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union, Bridge

Watch A Plastic Ocean, which documents the newest science proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins and are consumed by humans.

Earth Artists' Recognition

Tuesday, April 24, 2018  •  2:00 - 3:00 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

View Earth Day oriented art on display in the Student Union and celebrate the artists who have created them.

Lecture: Sacred Farming

Tuesday, April 24, 2018  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Academic I, Room 1104

Join Stony Point Center's Writer in Residence, Paul (Jake) Jacob for a discussion on "sacred farming."  He will share his experiences from around the world with innovative and sustainable planting practices.

Rizzo's Reptiles

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  •  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Union, Hawk's Nest

Get inspired to conserve wildlife, prevent litter, think "green" and appreciate the natural world through this hands-on reptile discovery.

Movie: Food City

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Join RCC alumni, Matt and Lars for a viewing and Q&A about their documentary, "Food City: Feast of the Five Boroughs." Discover the rich diversity of food the city
produces, as they challenge themselves to serve a 4 course meal for 8 people using only ingredients that are farmed, fished, or foraged within New York City

Pollinators of Rockland County

Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Meet bee lovers from the Hudson Valley Bee Habitat and learn how to protect the varieties of bees responsible for pollinating many of the foods we eat.

Workshop: Build a Bat House

Friday, April 27, 2018  •  3:00  - 5:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Room 7110

This workshop will provide a brief primer on the importance of bats in the ecosystem, materials and assistance for bat box construction. Pre-registration is required, contact Jeff McLean at

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