Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and this year it’s at the center for eight days of activities that range from organic garden working tours to a local foods barbecue, from a tour of bogs and ponds to guided birdwatching on campus.

The highlight is an Earth Day Expo April 22, with about 20 exhibitors and/or speakers in Pulver Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information on Colby’s Earth Week and Earth Day programs, contact Bruce McDougal at 859-5504 or bamcdoug@colby.edu. The full schedule of events follows.

EARTH WEEK EVENTS AT COLBY 2009

Saturday, April 18
1-3 p.m.
Tours and Toils
Work with the Colby Organic Farmers and Gardeners Club or tour the garden.
Runnals Hill

7:30-9 p.m.
International Extravaganza
Annual International song and dance show.
Page Commons, Cotter Union

7:30-9 p.m.
Recyled and Green Art Show
Art from recycled materials.
Mary Low

Sunday, April 19
3 p.m.
EnviroCo Trash Walk
Clean-up along various streets.
Meet at Alfond Athletic Center entrance

9 p.m.
The 11th Hour
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this documentary explores the perilous state of our planet and the means by which we can change our course.
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

Monday, April 20
2 p.m.
Campus Sustainability
Open discussion of campus sustainability.
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall

2 p.m.
Frogs and Bogs Walk
Tour of area bogs and ponds.
Meet at the baseball diamond

Tuesday, April 21
Noon
Pond and Frog Walk
Tour of area bogs and ponds.
Meet at the baseball diamond

7 p.m.
Chico Mendez: 20 Years Later
A movie presented by Christine Halvorson ’89, of Rainforest U.S.
Room 1, Olin Science Center

All Day
Clothing Swap
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

Wednesday, April 22
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Earth Day Expo
Earth Day events all day, including about 20 exhibitors and speakers: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, DEP, Steve Erario ’10, Henry Beck ’09, Maine Green Party, Save Our Water.
Pulver Pavilion and LoPo, Cotter Union

4:30-6 p.m.
Local Brew Pub Night
Pub night featuring local brews
Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union

Thursday, April 23
noon-4 p.m.
Take Back The Tap
Representatives of Take Back the Tap present views on bottled water.
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

Friday, April 24
1 p.m.
Trash Audit
Check out the day’s trash.
Dana Lawn

4 p.m.
Bird Watch in the Arboretum.
Meet at Cotter Union, south entrance

4 p.m.
South End Coalition Local Foods BBQ
Savor some local foods and hang out with Waterville Teens.
South End Teen Center, Waterville

Saturday, April 25
Noon
iBike Relay Race
The most fun you can have on two wheels.
Meet at the Diamond Building, Colby Green

1-3 p.m.
Tours and Toils
Work with the Colby Organic Farmers and Gardeners Club or tour the garden.
Runnals Hill

2 p.m.
Barbecue
Barbecue sponsored by Music & Art and Green Dialogue Houses, EnviroCo, and the Woodsmen’s Team.
Runnals Hill