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Press Release: DeSales to Host Environment Day for Area Children, April 27 - 28
Date: 4/26/2004

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DeSales to Host Environment Day for Area Children, April 27 - 28

The DeSales University Natural Science Club will host about 800 local school children in second and third grades, during the University's Third Annual Environment Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and 28 in the Billera Hall Sports Complex. The event is open to the public free of charge.

During the event, the second and third graders will have the opportunity to interact with DeSales students to learn about the environment.   Topics for the event include: recycling, power sources, animals, endangered species, water conservation, forests, tropical rainforest, oceans, and an activity station.

The activity station involves the students making murals to take home with them.  Each presentation runs on a 9-minute cycle, so that each student will have a chance to see each station.  Approximately 45 DeSales Students from the Natural Science Club, Math Club, and Psychology Club are involved in the event. 

Area schools attending Environment Day include Wilson Borough Elementary School (Easton), Jefferson Elementary School (Emmaus), Sheridan Elementary School (Allentown), William Penn Elementary School (Bethlehem), St. Ann's Elementary School (Emmaus), Freemansburg Elementary School (Freemansburg), Palmer Elementary School (Easton), Kernsville Elementary School (Orefield), Springfield Elementary School (Quakertown), and Durham Nockamixon Elementary School (Kintnersville).

Environment Day is funded in part by the Neusch Foundation, which was established by Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch.  Erwin Neusch was an artist in Bucks County and the fund provides grants for charitable programs — primarily, but not exclusively, in arts, education, and rural life.

For more information please contact Dr. Francis Mayville, assistant professor of chemistry at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext 1382.

Press Release: DeSales to Host Environment Day for Area Children, April 27 - 28 | Posted on: 4/26/2004

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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