Troy University will host a week of educational events and activities aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding about the environment.
Earth Week, presented by the TROY Environmental Club, kicks off Monday, April 17 on the main quad at the Troy Campus and lasts through Saturday, April 22.
Among the events scheduled are:
· Tuesday, April 18: Representatives from Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary will be on campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with an assortment of rescue animals.
· Wednesday, April 19: Representatives from the Alabama Forestry Commission will discuss protecting endangered or threatened species in the area as well as the effects of climate change on local forests.
· Thursday, April 20: A day of activities will take place, including tie dye, bird feeder construction and a Bill Nye movie night.
· Friday, April 21: A representative from the City of Troy will talk about the city’s recycling program.
· Saturday, April 22: Volunteers will meet at Sartain Hall at 9 a.m. before embarking on a Conecuh River cleanup project. There will also be a memorial dedication to the late Dr. Neil Billington, a former TROY professor.
These events are free and open to the public.