Celebrate Earth Day at World Garden Commons: Pick-up Party, Frog Release & Meal

Show the Earth some love by attending our Earth Day Pick-up Party and Frog Release at World Garden Commons on Saturday, April 22.

Students and faculty from the North Dakota State University’s Natural Resources Management program will lead the activities, which include short presentations, trash pick-up, and a frog release. A meal also will be served.

All are welcome, reservations by April 18 are required for the meal (see below).

Please dress according to the weather and know that it’s often wet and muddy in the basin. We will provide plastic gloves, garbage bags, sunscreen, bathrooms, water and food.

Where: Rabanus Park, 4315 18th Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103. Meet by the big rocks on the southeast slope.
When: 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday, April 22

Schedule:

3:30 p.m. Mini Presentations: Learn how natural resources management, art and culture have shaped the stormwater basin during World Commons Site & Creative Placemaking. NDSU natural resources management student Janessa Veach will share her research on where trash in the stormwater basin comes from. During Make the Basin Sing: Frog Release at World Garden Commons, Jack Norland, Ph.D., will talk about what might happen when we release frogs and frog eggs into the basin.

4 p.m. Trash Pick-up

5 p.m. Frog Release: For aesthetic and ecological site improvement, we’ll release leopard, northern chorus frogs, frog eggs and toads into the basin.

5:15 p.m. Meal

 

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