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Gateway to hold popular Celebrate Earth Day again

News Release: 

Green’ demonstrations, activities and vendors featured at event

Gateway Technical College will once again put on its popular community Celebrate Earth Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Kenosha, Racine and Elkhorn campuses, featuring a number of earth-friendly activities, informational booths and children’s crafts.

At the event, the public and communities served by the college can engage in the many hands-on demonstrations, family-friendly activities, vendors and informational opportunities that will show them how they can positively impact the environment.

For the entire event listing – including campus-specific activities – please go to www.gtc.edu/earthday.

Visitors at each of the three campuses will receive a reusable grocery bag, courtesy of event sponsor, Snap-on Incorporated, as well as a variety of other “green” focused items. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities starting at 9 a.m. on the Kenosha Campus include one at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center, a seminar on invasive garlic mustard and how to eradicate it – followed by work to put those skills into action to eliminate it from the Kenosha Campus; and on the Elkhorn Campus, an outdoor fitness course activity from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Racine activities also begin at 9 a.m.

 While activities, demonstrations and displays will be tailored to each individual campus, most will have the following:

  • Workshops and demonstrations. Examples include a solar-powered popcorn maker demonstration in Kenosha, an outdoor treasure hunt game in Racine and a presentation in Elkhorn comparing native landscaping to conventional landscaping.
  • Children’s activities. A number of hands-on children’s activities, from face painting to puppet shows, will be offered at each campus. Examples include making egg carton animals in Racine,
    fishing out a “lake” to clean it out for aquatic animals in Kenosha and making child-friendly building kits in Elkhorn. There will also be horse-drawn, covered wagon rides at the Kenosha Campus.
  • Computer data removal and electronics recycling. Gateway Information Technology students will provide a PC repair clinic on the Racine Campus and an area to recycle electronics on the Kenosha Campus. At Elkhorn, DP Electronic Recycling will accept all electronic devices for recycling.
  • Informational booths. Non-profit environmental organizations will answer questions and offer general information.

Individual campus locations:

  • Elkhorn Campus, 400 County Road H
  • Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave.
  • Racine Campus, 1001 S. Main St.

For more information, please contact Jayne Herring, (262) 496-0016.