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April 30, 2009

Date: April 30, 2009
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

Nearly 250 School Children to Celebrate Earth Day at Montgomery College Friday
MC Students, Faculty, Staff to Engage Kids in Hands-on Learning about Environment

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Biology Department, Science North Building
7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park. Md.

Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is hosting its fifth annual Earth Day event for nearly 250 Montgomery County elementary students in grades 3–4 tomorrow, May 1 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Activities will be held in the Science North Building in rooms 105, 203, 209, 210A, 210B and the greenhouse and planetarium.

Students will make edible “landfills,” create terrariums from recycled materials, make Earth Day crafts, learn about natural resources, participate in beetle races, and visit with various critters such as geckos, lizards, turtles and spiders. The students will also tour the campus greenhouse to see blooming plants and flowers.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Karen Benn Marshall at 240-567-1340.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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