Taking care of Mother Earth; Earth Day events around SPC

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Go green with these Earth Day events all week around St. Petersburg College. From Tarpon Springs to the Allstate Center, students will be pitching in to leave the Tampa Bay area a little better than they found it.

  • The Tarpon Springs Campus Environmental Science Club will host guest speaker Aaron Metz of the Climate Reality Project on Monday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. in EP-451.
  • The SPC Downtown Environmental Society is performing a block cleanup on April 18. Meet your neighbors, and make the neighborhood a better place from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., starting out from the lobby.
  • Earth Fest takes place on the Tarpon Springs Campus in the courtyard from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 19, with snacks and information for students.
  • SPC Health Education Center is giving away reusable SPC lunch bags and a free smoothie to students in the lobby on April 20 from 11:30 am until 1 pm.
  • SPC Downtown hosts a discussion on wildfires on April 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in DC-210.
  • Tarpon Springs will hold a campus cleanup on April 21, starting in the multipurpose field from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • The Environmental Society of SPC Downtown will hold a discussion on water issues on April 21 from 12:30 – 2 pm in DC-210.
  • Students and faculty are invited to the campus beautification project on the Allstate Center on April 22 on the south patio from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The Environmental Science Club of Seminole Campus will hold their annual natural habitat park clean up from 10 a.m. – noon on April 23. The club will be planting bee friendly, native plants and cleaning up in and around the park.
  • The Clearwater Campus will showcase sustainable technology, including four Tesla electric cars, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on April 23. The first 200 students will receive a free boxed lunch courtesy of the Engineering Club and the Natural Sciences Department.
  • The SPC Underwater Research Society will be clearing debris that has built up under Pier 60 on May 21 with the help of the Science Adventurers Club. Last year, the club removed hundreds of pounds of rope from beneath the pier. From 9 a.m. – noon at Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Event is free and open to the public.

Get involved with environmental science-related clubs on Tarpon Springs, Seminole and Downtown campuses. Visit your campus Student Life and Leadership office to learn more.

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