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 16 on the main quad at the Troy Campus and lasts through Friday, April 20.
Among the events scheduled are:
- Monday, April 16: Representatives from the Alabama Forestry Commission will be on hand beginning at 10 a.m. to share about the Commission’s role, issues affecting Alabama’s forests and information on tree-planting and trees that are native to the state.
- Tuesday, April 17: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Environmental Club will have a booth set up on the quad for Trivia Tuesday. Participants will have the opportunity to answer environmentally-themed trivia questions and win prizes with correct answers.
- Wednesday, April 18: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Environmental Club will celebrate Recycling Wednesday, providing information and activities related to recycling and giving away recycling bags.
- Thursday, April 19: Beginning at 10 a.m., a local beekeeper will have displays on the quad with information about beekeeping and things that can be done to help boost and maintain a healthy bee population.
- Friday, April 20: TROY alumnus Tanner Stainbrook will be on hand with reptiles and amphibians for Wildlife Day, beginning at 10 a.m. A wildlife educator, Stainbrook will be available to talk about the animals he has rescued and provide interesting facts about reptiles and amphibians.
These events are free and open to the public. In addition to the events, information about the Environmental Club will be available and club t-shirts will be on sale as a fundraiser.