Minnesota State Mankato Campus Groups, Community to Celebrate Earth Month in April

April 03, 2024 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Maverick Adventures and more than 20 campus and community groups are holding events throughout the month of April to highlight Earth Month.

Many events are free and open to the public. The events are being held to promote sustainability, equity, education and wellness in the outdoors.

Event highlights from the month-long schedule include:

  • Friday, April 12 – Indigenous Astronomy at Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey, Minnesota
  • Saturday, April 13 – Astronomy Open House
  • Monday, April 15 – Film screening: “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Presentation: “Striving for Change: Biodiversity, Regeneration & Rethinking”
  • Thursday, April 25 – Ethics and Animals: A discussion with Peter Singer

Other events include volunteer opportunities, field trips, wellness classes, discussions and more.

A complete schedule of events is available online, along with event details.

For more information, please contact Madison Vandersee, assistant program coordinator, Maverick Adventures, by email at madison.vandersee.2@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-5435.

The Earth Month celebration has expanded from a week of programs to a full-month schedule this year. Maverick Adventures is coordinating the effort for the third year in a row.

Maverick Adventures is part of Campus Recreation at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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