Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) campuses will host several Earth Day celebration events throughout April. The events are free and open to the public.
North Campus, in Brooksville, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.:
Thursday, April 5
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Love Your Mother Earth; presentations provided by community experts include: Solar Energy, by David Lambert, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative; Marine Resources, by Keith Kolasa, Hernando County Aquatic Services; Carbon Neutrality, by Janet Dean, PHSC assistant professor, natural science; and Sustainable Eating, by Roseanna Licht, PHSC assistant professor, nursing ADN and Gladys Borges, PHSC instructor, nursing ADN.
Environmental education and resources, and demonstrations will be provided by: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station; Florida Cooperative Extension Services; Master Gardener Program; SWIFMUD; and Spring Hill Botanical Gardens. Spread wild flower seeds and make fun assorted crafts built with natural materials!
Hosted on the grounds behind building A.
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, in Wesley Chapel, 2727 Mansfield Blvd.:
Tuesday, April 10
1 p.m. — Earth Day Opening Arguments: PHSC Porter Campus students present earth day topics with guest panel reflections. Hosted in the conference center.
Wednesday, April 11
2:30 p.m. — Ground Zero: The Impact of Climate Change, presented by David Hastings, Ph.D., Eckerd College professor of marine science and chemistry. Hosted in the conference center.
5 p.m. — Earth Festival/Build-A-Buddy, hosted in the conference center.
The Art of Recycling, artwork made from recycled or re-purposed materials submitted by students, faculty and staff, also will be on display.
Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:
Thursday, April 12
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Help plant a butterfly garden. Hosted near building D.
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nursing students’ Earth Day presentations. Hosted in the campus courtyard.
12:30 p.m. — Floridian Aquifer – What is that? And, Why Should Biologists Care? by Bob Howell, Sierra Club Adventure Coast Chair. Hosted in B105.
3:30 p.m. — Exploring Hernando County’s Offshore Marine Habitats, by Keith Kolasa, aquatic services and waterways manager, Marine Resources of Hernando County. Hosted in B105.
PHSC Earth Day celebration events are part of PHSC’s ongoing commitment to engage the community in exploring and facilitating dialogue on environmental issues. All earth day events are free and open to community members, PHSC students, faculty, and staff. For more information call 1.855.NOW.PHSC, or visit www.phsc.edu.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.