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WVSU earth day celebration

environmental & climate literacy

with WVSU College of Professional Studies, WVSU Recreation and Tourism Program, West Virginia Highland Conservancy, WV Food & Farm Coalition, WV Citizens’ Climate Lobby, WV Citizens Action Group, and Coal River Group with a special presentation of "Marcellus Shale" in cooperation with Antioch College, Alban Theater, and talking band theatre.


 


EARTH DAY FAIR:  Eco Info & Ideas
Thursday, April 20    9:30 AM-1:30 PM Wilson Union
Brenda Wilson at (304) 766-3246 or wilsonbr@wvstateu.edu.
Eco Info & Ideas
Meet members of WVSU's Recreation and Tourism Program, West Virginia Highland Conservancy, WV Food & Farm Coalition, WV Citizens’ Climate Lobby, WV Citizens Action Group, and Coal River Group. Share your ideas and learn about ways to get involved and make a difference.
 
FILM: FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Thursday, April 20   11:00 -11:45 and 2:00-2:45       Wilson 131
R. Wolfe (304)741-0925
Monarch migration story
In this story of the migration of the Monarch butterfly, and one man's quest to map its path, filmmakers take us from the interior of a chrysalis, across three nations of North America, and finally to the amazing insect's winter home in the mountains of central Mexico. Produced for viewing in IMAX theaters, the photography is often breathtaking.

Ex-president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, said the story of the Monarchs is about the interconnection and interdependence of life in three countries on this continent.

Flight of the Butterflies runs 44 minutes.
 
HANDS-ON EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES
Thursday, April 20    11:30-12:20 Wilson 135
Brenda Wilson (304) 766-3246 wilsonbr@wvstateu.edu
Hands-on learning activities related to water conservation, climate change, carbon footprint and bees and butterflies.
 
MARCELLUS SHALE
Thursday, April 20    12:30 - 1:00 Davis Fine Arts
R. Wolfe (304) 741-0925 rwolfe@wvstateu.edu
Play Preview
Marcellus Shale is a play written by famed NYC Theatre Company the Talking Band members Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow. The play was inspired by firsthand experience Zimet and Maddow had with the impact of fracking on their upstate New York community in 2013.
This excerpt of Marcellus Shale will accompany a short discussion of the play-making process of Talking Band. The play will be performed in its entirety at the Alban Theater, April 21 & 22. Call (304) 721-4174 for information.
Critic and activist Andy Horowitz writes of the play:
“The play offers a nuanced and thoughtful exploration of this divisive and contentious issue. The opposing views of a spectrum of characters – a veteran with PTSD, local farmers who sold their rights, and those who refused, women ‘Prayer Warriors’ from the local church, spectral ‘Men In Suits’, Occupy Wall Street-style radicals – all are given equal weight and complexity. The story is told in such a way that each character has respect and dignity; they struggle to maintain their human connections even as they hold ideologically irreconcilable positions.”

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