Celebrate Earth Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 on Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave.
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Celebrate Earth Day April 23 at Gateway Technical College

Popular, family fun event returns for its 14th year

By GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or advance their current ones. We value and serve students and communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties through a nationally recognized approach to career and technical education.

Gateway Technical College will hold its annual Celebrate Earth Day event as an in-person format this year, offering the public fun and hands-on activities for all ages to learn how to be stewards of the environment.

Celebrate Earth Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 on Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave. and Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus, 400 County Road H.

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the popular event in Kenosha, which has drawn thousands over the years. Snap-on Incorporated has been a sponsor of the event for all 14 years.

“We’re excited to offer a wide range of activities, displays and information for adults and children at Celebrate Earth Day,” said Abbie Ford, Gateway manager, community relations and communications.

“We’re also excited to be able to offer the event in person this year, and hope the public will come to celebrate the environment with us at both campuses.”

New this year at Kenosha will be vendors located in the Pike Creek Horticulture Center and some new activities will be featured in key areas of the event.

Kenosha Campus

The event features many earth-friendly activities, informational booths and children’s crafts. For a full guide to all activities for the day, please go to www.gtc.edu/earthday . The event is free and open to the public.

Prior to the general event, there will be a Pike Creek cleanup on the campus from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Those interested should meet at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center.

A few of the many the events and features on the Kenosha Campus include:

  • Children’s activities including hands-on crafts in the Pike Creek Horticulture Center, educational activities at the Center for Sustainable Living and a throw-line contest hosted by Gateway’s Arboriculture-Urban Forestry program.
  • Informational booths. Environmentally-focused businesses and groups will be on hand at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center.
  • Electronics Recycling. Drop off electronics including  computers, printers, VCRs and DVD players at the electronics recycling booth located in the Madrigrano Conference Center parking lot. Visit www.gtc.edu/earthday to find a full list of accepted items.
  • Tour the new wheelchair-accessible planters located near the greenhouses, with the possibility of planting cold weather plant varieties from seed at the event.
Elkhorn Campus

The Elkhorn Campus will hold a drive-through event with a free gift for each family, take-home children’s activity, donation drive to benefit the Walworth County Food and Diaper Bank and electronics recycling.

For more information on the events at both campuses, go to gtc.edu/earthday .

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