Monday, April 16, 2018 through
Thursday, April 26, 2018


Various Locations

Earth Week at Adelphi

Join the Adelphi Community in celebrating Earth Week

Earth Week (April 16–20) precedes Earth Day, and is meant to celebrate and work towards preserving our planet. Join us in celebrating Earth Week through a variety of events on campus.

Earth Week Events at Adelphi 

March for Science – NYC, Washington Square
April 14

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Rally
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parade

Shell-Bagging Event
April 17, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Picnic area between Blodgett Hall and William J. Bonomo Memorial Field

Adelphi’s Community Oyster Restoration Effort will be hosting a shell-bagging event. The shells from nearby restaurants are bagged in special net bags and will be used in oyster restoration efforts on Long Island’s south shore. 

Reception with Local Environmental Groups
April 18, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center

Groups include: Adelphi’s Community Oyster Restoration Effort and Environmental Action Coalition, plus SPLASH, All our Energy, Crossroads Farm, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, Seatuck Environmental Association, Sane Energy, and more.

Robinson Treacher and the Secret Drum Band
April 18, 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Performing Arts Center

Lecture by Lisa Schonberg and Video Work from Bianca Lee Vasquez.

Buy your tickets now in Science 302 to avoid the rush at the door. 

Oyster Reclamation and Reconstruction
Friday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Long Beach High School

Long Beach High School students will be conducting a shell bagging event and have established a small oyster reef in a pond on their campus, where they will be monitoring the reef’s progress.

Beyond Earth Week

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay*

Help the Town of Oyster Bay with their annual spring cleanup of debris washed ashore. Spend the day and make a difference!

*Must provide own transportation and gardening gloves.

Earth Day

Sunday, April 22

Celebrate the earth wherever you are: Plant a tree, walk in the woods, clean a park, watch the sunrise, stroll the beach, etc.

You decide: We have only one Earth; treat it well.

Plastique Community Arts Project

Monday, April 23 and Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., table outside the University Center

Help us make some big art with over 1000 recycled plastic water bottles! What will it look like? We don’t know! But you can help us get there. Simple cutting of bottles will be done with templates provided to make easy, quick cuts.

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

Monday, April 23, 12:00 noon–2:00 p.m., Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge Room 1

Paint flower pots, plant seeds and flowers

Plant a Green Life with UNA–USA Adelphi Chapter Program

Monday, April 23, 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m., Flagpole Lawn

Environmental Action Coalition Interest Meeting

Monday, April 23

Find out how you can grow the green at Adelphi.

Planting with the budding environmentalists.

April 24, 11:00 a.m., Early Learning Center

Children from the Early Learning Center will be planting seeds with their teachers.

Bring Back the Bees

Thursday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Outside of the UC Cafe

Plant seeds to help bring back the bees who pollinate much of our daily food intake.

Phi Mu Tie Dye Event

Thursday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.*, Outside Levermore Hall

*or while t-shirt quantities last (first 60 people).

Cotton shirts decorated with natural dyes and dried in the wind – plus, bringing back simpler times when the earth was less vulnerable.

Fore more information, please contact

Aaren Freeman
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Environmental Studies Program
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