PADUCAH, KY (04/13/2018) Each year, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has campus events for students, faculty and staff to celebrate Earth Week. This year's celebration includes a day full of family fun, educational activities and music for the community April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the college's Haws Gym.
"We invite everyone to campus for crafts, a cooking demonstration, an obstacle course, a 'life-sized Operation Game,' learning opportunities about hybrid vehicles, bee hives, animal conservation, Kentucky bats, marine chemistry, kids contest and so much more," said Bobby Lee, WKCTC Sustainability Project coordinator and biology professor. "WKCTC faculty, staff, and students and Earth-friendly community groups such as Watershed Watch, Land Between the Lakes and Clarks River Wildlife Refuge will be help make the event a day to remember. This is an opportunity to learn more about what is going on locally and simply meet and enjoy life on Earth," she said.
The day's cooking demonstration begins at 11:30 a.m. Local bands The Legendary Jack Martin & Good Company, The Melungeons, Art Thieves and Barely Blue will play during the event beginning at 1 p.m. The college will also have a booth to collect new children's sneakers for the Scholar House, which is located near the WKCTC campus. WKCTC's Kitchens Café will be the food vendor for the day. If it rains, the activities will be moved into Haws Gym.
Earth Day, which began in 1970, is celebrated annually in April with events worldwide in support of the environment and to raise awareness for the environmental protection and care of the planet. Like WKCTC, many communities' Earth Day celebrations are part of Earth Week, an entire week of activities.
WKCTC and the City of Paducah are sponsoring the April 28 Earth Week Celebration. For more information, contact Bobby Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 534-3237.