Columbia Basin College will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration at 1:30 p.m. April 8 outside of the HUB main entrance, 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco.
Members of the public are invited to attend as CBC plants more trees. The first 50 participants will receive a free T-shirt. In addition, CBC’s Bechtel National Planetarium will show The Life of Trees at noon and again at 3 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, CBC has been designated as a Tree Campus USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The five standards met by CBC include a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual funding for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, a student service-learning project, and a tree advisory committee.
A pre-Arbor Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 7. A mock tree will be on display outside of the HUB, and students will be asked to write on prepared leaves about how they will live sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint. In addition, students will be asked to take a short, sustainability online survey.
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Go to www.columbiabasin.edu to learn more information.