Earth Day 2013 Celebration

April 20, 2013
Event By: ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site Address: 1212 Suncrest Drive Gray, TN 37615 Email: barberj@etsu.edu Phone: (423) 439-3642
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Save the date for the Earth Day celebration on Sat., April 20, at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site. The museum will be open for tours and have activities and presentations for all ages. Children are invited to paint fossil casts made my ETSU preparators and graduate students. There will also be a variety of activities such as a watershed model, recycling basketball, and habitat puzzles. ETSU astronomy students will also be on hand with a solar telescope. The Earth Day celebration will also include several presentations. There is a lunchtime panel discussion about climate change as well as scientists speaking on a wide variety of topics from the conservation of archaeological dig sites, climatology, local environmental efforts, and more. “We’re very excited to be hosting an Earth Day celebration for all ages,” said Dr. Blaine Schubert, Museum Director and Assistant Professor of Paleontology at ETSU. “It’s important to engage the community and provide resources so people can learn about earth sciences and the environment and have fun. Our activities and speakers are wonderful, and it will be a great experience for our visitors.” Visitors can also watch paleontologists excavate on the Gray Fossil Site, weather permitting. This will be one of the first weekends of the 2013 dig season and scientists hope to uncover many new fossil finds. All-access admission to the museum is $9 for children and $15 for adults. The museum is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26. For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit the museum at www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum.

City: Gray, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Northeast

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