‘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.