Friday, April 30, 2010

Earth Day

On April 21 and 23 over ninety students, faculty, staff, alumni  and friends put on their gardening clothes and helped make Newark green and beautiful - and had a lot of fun doing it!

On the first day, the volunteers weeded and pruned the campus bird gardens. Yes, you read that right - we have over 100 types of birds visiting campus year round; in fact our resident expert, Professor Claus Holzapfel, is running bird watching tours every week in May.

Thank you to everyone for all their hard work!

Does this look like Newark? Well, it is!!

This year, we also installed a bird 'water feature' (aka a small pond) in the garden near Smith Hall.

NJN even stopped by to interview some of our students about the event.

On Friday everyone went over to the Newark Conservancy's Urban Education Garden on Prince St. and helped them with their compost heap - which according to Carlos, our liaison at the Conservancy, they save up special just for Rutgers every year.

Below, one of our students becomes a human sun dial.

Photos above are by Rebecca Yuschak, Helen Paxton, and myself. To see more photos, go to our Earth Day Photo Album

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