The Kent State University at Stark will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday. The event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.
This family-friendly day will include children's activities such as face painting, mock fossil digs and games. A tree-planting ceremony will start at 1:15 p.m.
Tess the Trash lady will teach children the importance of recycling using puppets, comedy, magic and music. The Arbor Day Foundation will also honor Kent State at Stark as a 2012 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management. This will be the fourth year that Kent State Stark has received this honor.
Throughout the day, there will be guided planetary and nature walks. Also, several organizations will conduct demonstrations and discuss ways to enhance the environment. Some of the organizations represented will be Stark Parks, Canton Audubon Society, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Canton Museum of Art.
The event will be held at the campus center and campus pond area at Kent Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
For more information, please go to www.stark.kent.edu/EarthDay or call 330-499-9600.