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Waubonsee Community College plans to offer a wide variety of events and programs in celebration of Earth Week. The community is invited to participate.

Earth Week Events Offered for Community

Waubonsee Community College is offering more than a week’s worth of events in celebration of Earth Day. The events are free and open to the community.

For more information or for special accommodations, contact Eileen Keeney-Garcia, Waubonsee Buildings/Ground Manager, at (630) 466-7900 ext. 5797 or

The events are as follows:

Saturday, April 16

Day of Service presented by Student Life Waubonsee students will kick off Earth Week by volunteering for one of seven community projects. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, April 18

Bringing Green into Your Home presented by Mavis Bates, Adjunct Professor of Math and Sciences A discussion of sustainability and energy saving tips that can benefit the environment and your family. 2 to 3 p.m. Academic and Professional Center, Room 160

Tuesday, April 19

Early Morning Bird Walk led by Ryan Johnson, Groundskeeper Discover the many species of birds that are found on campus and its surrounding trails. Bring your own binoculars if you have them. 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Auditorium Parking Lot

Bring Nature to Your Yard presented by Jim Kleinwachter and The Conservation Foundation Learn how to modify your landscape to attract birds and butterflies. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Academic and Professional Center, Room 120

A Century of National Parks presented by Sue Bennett, Acting Chief of Visitor Services, Pullman National Monument Learn about the rich heritage of the national park system and how you can enjoy Chicagoland’s closest sites. 7 p.m., Auditorium

Wednesday, April 20

Learn about the Oaks! presented by Jan Sorensen and Wasco Nursery Learn about the wonderful ecosystem that supports over 200 species of wildlife! 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bodie Hall, Room 150

Trail Walk led by Joe Zappia, Lead Groundskeeper and Certified Arborist A light-to-moderate walk focusing on vegetative diversity and an in-depth look at our awesome woods. 1 to 2 p.m. Meet in front of Bodie Hall.

Thursday, April 21

Recycling Event Recycle electronics, batteries and glasses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ceramic Kiln area and Student Center Lobby.

Habitat Walk led by Waubonsee staff A light-to-moderate walk to experience the different habitats that exist just within the campus borders, including wetlands, woodlands and grasslands. 1 to 2 p.m. Meet at the Overflow Parking Lot on the south side of campus.

Friday, April 22

The Benefits of Trees presented by Tricia Bethke, Morton Arboretum A discussion of the great benefit of trees and how you can help them. Noon to 2 p.m. Student Center, Room 106

Commemorative Tree Planting and Presentation Join the Waubonsee Grounds Department to celebrate Arbor Day and the end of Earth Week. has donated a tree that they will be planting just northwest of the Student Center. will also be providing tree planting advice during the ceremony. SavATree will be giving a presentation on post tree planting care. Attendees will receive a small tree purchased from the Arbor Day Foundation. Come and help us celebrate! 2 to 4 p.m. Student Center, Room 106