Environment Day

Each year the Natural Science Club hosts over 800 second and third grade elementary school students from 13 area schools to learn about the environment.  

This annual 2-day April event helps students learn about different aspects of the environment through interactive presentations called “conservation stations.” The stations are designed to engage young minds with age-appropriate exercises by exploring topics such as recycling, power sources, endangered species, water conservation, forests, tropical rain forests, and oceans.  Students rotate through approximately twenty stations.

The Environment Day team is made up of DeSales University Natural Science Department faculty and students and led by Dr. Francis Mayville, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  Faculty and students from the Education Department assist and the DaVinci Science Center also sets up an independent station at the event. 

Environment Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27. 

If you are a DeSales Students and interested in volunteering at Environment Day, please contact Dr. Fran Mayville for more information at Francis.Mayville@desales.edu or NaturalScience@desales.edu.  You do not have to be a Natural Science major to participate.  All majors are welcome.

If you are a local elementary school teacher interested in bringing your second or third grade class to the 2017 event, please contact NaturalScience@desales.edu. There is no cost to attend; however, reservations are required and fill up quickly. 


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