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ACM Plans Community Celebration of Arbor Day April 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:11

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland will celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 24, with a program that centers on urban forestry in Cumberland and concludes with a campus tree planting. The public is invited to participate. The event, which begins at noon in the Center for Continuing Education, features Paul Eriksson, natural resources specialist for the city of Cumberland. His talk is titled “Growing the Urban Forest in Cumberland.”


Eriksson heads the city’s urban forestry program, which last fall was commended by the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture for outstanding landscape beautification activities. In naming Cumberland a Gold Leaf Award winner, MAC-ISA noted proactive tree management and tree-planting ...

ACM To Screen Environmental Themed Films For Earth Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:06

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland’s Peace Studies Club will screen two films with an environmental theme during Earth Week activities that ask people to “do one thing” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help the environment. The two films are “Home,” which presents aerial-only footage for an awe-inspiring view of Earth, and “The Island President,” the story of the first-democratically elected president of the climate-threatened Maldives.


"Home," to be shown at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, presents filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s concern for the health of the planet and unique perspective and insight into the effects that humans have had on Earth.


"Island President," an award-winning film by Jon Shenk, relates the ...

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:07
Evergreen Hosts Science Discovery Camp, Scholarships Available PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janice Keene   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 06:54
The Evergreen Heritage Center is pleased to offer its 2013 summer Science Discovery Camp, providing educational, fun outdoor learning experiences for young people ages 8 to 12. Camp activities reinforce science concepts taught during the school year and engage students with hands-on fun and exploration. Camp sessions are conducted at the Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage by trained education personnel.
Participants may attend one or both camp sessions:
Safari Sleuths (July 8 to 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily).
During this week-long session, campers discover the diversity of our local ecosystems, explore our forest and wetlands, learn to identify different plants and animals, discover the food and water sources needed by each to survive, keep a journal ...
Home Ground Presents All About Trees!: A Tree Planting Workshop on April 20 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Desiree Bullard   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:22

Cumberland, MD – On Saturday, April 20 Home Ground will host a tree planting workshop at the LaVale Library from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Instructor Becky Wilson of MD Department of Natural Resources, Community and Urban Forestry Program will provide classroom instruction and hands-on training. By the end of this workshop you will know the what, the how, and the why of planting tree seedlings, containerized trees or shrubs, and larger “ball and burlap” specimen trees. This event is free and open to the public. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 301-722-0313.

Home Ground brings people together to enjoy the outdoors, and to appreciate the vital role of nature in our ...

FSU to Host Focus Frostburg for Earth Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:07

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Frostburg State University will host Focus Frostburg, a day-long teach-in about sustainability and the environment, on Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Lane University Center. Twenty 50-minute information sessions on a wide range of topics will be held, and many student-produced poster presentations will be showcased. All events are free and open to the public. The full program is now available here

Focus Frostburg is part of FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green initiative, which “engages students, faculty, staff and community members to develop and coordinate programs and projects that create sustainable solutions to environmental, social and economic needs.”

Several of the information sessions are of interest to anyone concerned with ...

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 April 2013 06:53

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