Organizers of the March for Science events scheduled around the country Saturday said they are compelled to march – something scientists don’t normally do – to defend their work against critics and their programs against budget-cutters. “A lot of scientists feel like their funding is threatened and their voice is being extinguished by policy makers […]
Council meeting, Earth Day, lunch mob, gardening tips coming soon The following is a list of upcoming classes, meetings and events taking place in Queen Creek. E-mail your classes and meetings information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the event, time, date, location with address and contact information along with a brief description […]
The following events are at Maricopa County Library District’s Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Call 602-652-3000 or go to www.mcldaz.org. The library is open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Friends’ Bookstore offers bargains, supports library Book bargains — including best-sellers, fiction, nonfiction, audio […]
The following events are at Maricopa County Library District’s Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Call 602-652-3000 or go to www.mcldaz.org. The library is open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Free tax help continues weekends through April 15 Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are […]
Earth Day is April 22nd. This marks the 46th Earth Day, and over the years it has taken on many different meanings for many different people.
I still have a vivid memory of the first Earth Day in 1970. I was a junior high student in Lyons, Kansas. A teacher, whose name in my memory has been lost to time and the events of life, championed the cause at our school.
For a 15-minute period that bright, sunny April morning, we were released from class with the simple instruction to go outside and do something good for the planet.
I found a tree at the southeast corner of the football field. It was tucked away in a corner next to the gymnasium and the shop building. I spent my 15 minutes cleaning up broken glass that was scattered on the ground around the base of this majestic tree. The glass was green, most likely from a Mountain Dew or Teem bottle of pop, as both were produced at the Pepsi Cola bottling plant on the north edge of our little town.
A teacher’s simple instruction and a 15-minute hands-on activity made a lasting impression on me and opened my eyes to the collective impact of many small individual actions on our environment.
The entertainment schedule has been announced for the fourth annual Earth Day celebration and ladybug release, which will return to Apache Junction on Saturday, April 16, at EarthHeart Park, 625 N. Plaza Drive. The event is presented by Horizon Health and Wellness and Apache Junction Parks and Recreation as well as many supporters, according […]