Activities, Concerts to Mark Wesleyan's Earth Day Celebration

Nebraska Wesleyan University will celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 with a host of family-friendly activities.

At 5 p.m., participants can get henna tattoos, tie-dye, make pine cone bird feeders, see a hybrid car display, and participate in a rain barrel dedication.

At 6 p.m., a community meal will be served. Cost is $6; the meal is free for all NWU students.

At 8 p.m., singer Derek James will take the stage. The Brooklyn native’s music — a combination of rock and folk music — has been featured on Mtv, Lifetime, A&E, and the Travel Channel. He has performed with Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray and the Gin Blossoms. At 9 p.m., Oregon native Libbie Schrader will take the stage for a free concert. Schrader is the first winner of the Pantene Pro-Voice Competition beating 1,200 singers. She opened for Jewel during her “This Way” tour. 

All activities will be held at the Old Main amphitheatre and are free and open to the public. In case of rain, activities will be moved to the Story Student Center.

A variety of informational booths will be set up on campus throughout the day. Representatives include the Nebraska Green Party, Nebraska Association of Resource Districts, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, Repower Nebraska and Sierra Club.

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