On April 27 and 28, 2016, the Natural Science Club held the 15th Annual Environment Day event in the Billera Hall Sports Complex on the Center Valley Campus, hosting over 800 second and third grade elementary school students from 13 area schools.
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 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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.
The dates for the 2017 Environment Day event will be published in September.
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. Please note that invitations will be mailed sometime in the fall semester. There is no cost to attend; however, reservations are required and fill up quickly. This year we reached maximum capacity and unfortunately unable to accommodate three schools due to the popularity of the event.
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