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Sociology students highlighting the environment for Earth Day

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – In connection with Earth Day, students in an environmental sociology course at Southeastern Louisiana University will sponsor an informational booth and a light-hearted contest to highlight the importance of incorporating concern for the environment into daily life.

     The students will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the War Memorial Student Union “to display and share information on the purpose of Earth Day, environmental issues affecting our quality of life and the many ways we can get help to protect our environment through our daily activities,” said sociology professor Anna Kleiner. Earth Day is April 22.

     The students will give away prizes to their fellow students who “dig for worms” – dip gloved hands into dirt to find a real worm among plastic ones. Prizes will include small trees, plants and a variety of seeds. 

     Kleiner said students will also distribute brochures about regional environmental efforts and issues associated with growth, such as the Southeast Louisiana Land Trust and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

     For more information, contact Anna Kleiner in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, (985) 549-2006.

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