Thursday, April 17, 2008

Earth Day Celebrations at Museum of the Earth

Climate Change: Prospects for Nature
A Lecture from Dr. Tom Lovejoy
Creator of the PBS series "Nature"
Friday, April 18, 2008
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Museum of the Earth as we kick off our Earth Day celebration with a reception and lecture from Dr. Tom Lovejoy.

Lovejoy is a nationally recognized environmental advocate and founder of the public television series “Nature.” He is currently President of the Heinz Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multisectoral collaboration. Before assuming leadership at the Heinz Center, he was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity adviser and Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean and Senior adviser to the President of the United Nations Foundation. Dr. Lovejoy has been Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary at the Smithsonian Institution, Science adviser to the Secretary of the Interior, and Executive Vice President of the World Wildlife Fun-U.S. He also served on science and environmental councils or committees under the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

The Lovejoy lecture and reception is free and open to the public.

Family Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 19, 2008
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Museum of the Earth is excited to host a series of fun filled activities for the whole family in celebration of Earth Day!

Botany through the Ages
11:30 and 1:30

How did plants change and evolve throughout
history and what kind of influences did they have on animal evolution?
What are the contributions of plants in the development of todays
Earth? Develop a better appreciation of plants as they discover how
important plants are to their existence.

Honda Hybrid Car Display
Check out one of the latest Honda Hybrids on display in the Plaza courtesy of Honda of Ithaca!

Story time
11:00 and 1:00

Earth story time at 11am and 1pm - Sit back, relax and enjoy stories of
the Earth for listeners of all ages.

Ongoing activities of crafts and so much more!

Earth Day Celebration made possible by Wegmans!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Govenator...

Watch this great PSA from the Governors of California, Utah, and Montana.

*Thanks Laura!