Tag: Environmental

Earth Day Bulletin Board

April 22nd is Earth Day! Earth Day is a day to celebrate the Earth’s environment and help raise awareness of the threats to our planet’s health.

Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 in the United States and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for doing so. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans participated in peaceful demonstrations to show their support for environmental reforms. Two-thousand colleges and universities also participated that day, as did 10,000 primary and secondary schools. Some popular activities that people partake in on Earth Day include planting trees, collecting garbage, cleaning up coral reefs, signing petitions and planning for a better planet.

Celebrate Earth Day by attending Green Campus Project’s 5th Annual Earth Day Carnival that will take place Friday, April 20th from 11AM-2PM on the West Lawn. During that time there will be music, snacks, tacoes, games, and opportunities to win prizes!

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Photobioreactor Bulletin Board

Photobio- what? A photobioreactor utilizes a light source to cultivate microorganisms. These organisms use photosynthesis to generate biomass which can then be converted into a biofuel. Does a circular or oval shaped tube promote algae growth? Check out this bulletin board for the answer.

Aluminum Can Drive

Want to have less recycling in your room and help out a great cause? Toss your empty cans into this box outside room 226. The cans get turned in for their salvage value and the funds go to support cancer research. During specific cancer awareness months, all the proceeds will go to a specific charity that supports that cancer type. If interested in this project, sign up to join Cans For The Cure on PioneerLink.

Praying Mantis Interaction


  

Welcome to 2 West where we find cool critters to learn more about as we handle them! We all watched the Praying Mantis fly about and climb stuff. I told people about how Praying Mantises are rare in the state of Wisconsin, but Platteville’s campus seems to have a healthy population of Praying Mantises. I also explained about how to identify their gender too. It has to do with the number of segments on the Mantis’ abdomen.  Many did not know that Mantises could fly either which they very much discovered Saturday night!

Survival Tips

 

Come check out our new bulletin board about some survival tips! Of course if you end up using these use caution with them! Who knows maybe they will come in handy some day. By the way they are presented by Russell from Up.