Variety of Events Slated for Earth Day


This year's Earth Day theme, as established by the international Earth Day Network, is “Protecting Our Children's Health and Our Future.” In line with this theme, Kootenai Medical Center will have leading bio-terrorism expert Laurie Garrett address the response of health care professionals to bioterrorism. This program, which is tailored for health care professionals but open to the public, will be in the Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium on North Idaho College's main campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Earth Day Coeur d'Alene is simply helping to promote this KMC program. For information call KMC at (208) 666-2030 or click here.
 
A panel discussion will be held in the Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium at NIC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The title of the program is “Environmental Crisis?: A Panel Discussion of Various Religious Perspectives of the Environment.” Diakonia is working with Earth Day Coeur d'Alene to assemble a diverse panel of local religious authorities to represent their faith's views as they pertain to environmental issues.
 
A live wolf will be the guest of honor in a program about wolves and wolf conservation titled “An Evening With Wolves.” This program will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in Christianson Gym on NIC's main campus. This program is sponsored by NIC's Mathematics and Natural Sciences Division.
 
A luncheon will be held on Friday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Driftwood Bay Room of the Student Union Building on NIC's main campus. The luncheon is a joint function between the Kootenai Solid Waste District and Earth Day Coeur d'Alene. While the public is invited, it is the only event that has a cost. For tickets call (208) 661-2031. No ticket sales at the door.
 
At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, a tree planting ceremony, complete with an Intertribal Native American drum circle, will be held by the small museum on College Drive between the dorms and Winton Hall on NIC's main campus. Two hundred lodgepole pine seedlings donated by Kootenai-Shoshone Soil and Water District will be given away, and a tree donated by Northland Nursery will be raffled off. Call (208) 661-2031 for tickets.
 
The Harding Family Center will be the site of this year's fair hosted by Earth Day Coeur d'Alene. The fair, taking place on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will focus on alternative energy, home building, wolves, and much more. A variety of activities will take place at the fair, many geared towards children, including face painting, art activities and juggling. More than 25 vendors ranging from Avista Utilities to the Audubon Society will be on hand with informational exhibits and demonstrations.

Information: (208) 661-2031.



For More Information
Earth Day Coeur d'Alene Coordinator Karen Lamb,(208) 661-2031 or karen_lamb@nic.edu

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2005

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