Thursdays with the Starr Center


Students, Trees, & Bees: Earth Day and the American Campus

Arbor Day photo from WAC Archive

April 22, 2021 - Zoom Registration

The first Earth Day in 1970 was conceived as an “environmental teach-in” for college campuses across the United States. Fifty-one years later, the environmental movement has gained traction — particularly among younger generations — while the world faces climate crisis and mass extinctions.

We will explore the legacy of Earth Day here at Washington College through the stories of the campus arboretum — which offers clues to where have we been, where are we now, and where are we heading. 

This event is co-hosted by Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and co-sponsored by the Eastern Shore Food Lab.  

Click here to register for this free Zoom event. Or view on April 22 at 5 p.m. on Facebook LIVE @ Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.