More than 300 6th grade students from the nearby Gateway School for Agriculture, Science, and Ecology at Millmont Elementary participated in Eco Fun Day at Angelica Park on Friday, April 23. As part of a week-long celebration of Earth Day, the students were treated to an enlightening nature trail winding its way the wetland.
Wetland plants, wildlife, and environmentally-themed activities were showcased at ten different stations along the trail, manned by professors, undergraduate and graduate students, and volunteers representing community organizations.
The proposed Environmental Education Center for the community
and local colleges and universities was also highlighted during the day, with a groundbreaking event for the temporary Environmental Education Center at the Angelica boathouse.
Visitors will learn the history of the park, and about the committee working toward seeing the old boathouse site and the new wetlands.
The event was coordinated by Alvernia’s science department, with representatives from the science club, environmental club, and the Angelica Environmental Education Center Committee.