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Earth Day at Texas A&M-Kingsville Offers Food, Facts, Information

KINGSVILLE - April 15, 2010

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

Earth Day was established 40 years ago to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Texas A&M University-Kingsville will honor this special day with a free celebration open to the campus and the public.

The Memorial Student Union Building courtyard is the site for the event, happening from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Attendees who visit all the booths set up at the event can receive a free meal, t-shirt or reusable shopping bag during the event.

Dr. Stephan J. Nix, dean of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, will provide an Earth Day introduction at noon.

Earth Day at Texas A&M-Kingsville also will feature the following:

  • educational booths from various organizations, including  Javelina Students for Sustainability, PEP Talk and the Kingsville Recycling Center
  • songs from the children of the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children
  • representatives from a Corpus Christi farmer’s market will be on hand to sell organic produce
  • free tire pressure checks on University Boulevard near the Post Office beginning at 1 p.m.

A tree planting also will take place at 2 p.m. at a location to be announced at the event.

For more information e-mail kurrc000@tamuk.edu.
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