LOCK HAVEN - Each year, Lock Haven University students from clubs across campus participate in the Biology Club's annual Earth Day Celebration.
As in recent years, activities for the whole family are offered on the same day as the university hosts the annual Clinton County Children and Youth Festival.
The Children's Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Student Rec Center on Railroad Street, with about 20 campus clubs and community organizations offering fun for kids and information for their families.
The Earth Day fun will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, so families can visit both events. This year, the free Earth Day activities will be held on the lawn directly outside of Himes Hall, which sits on Susquehanna Avenue near the traffic light.
Earth Day activities are designed to appeal to LHU students as well as children. They include They include pine cone bird feeders, The Pollen Game, pet rock painting, mouse-trap fishing, DNA extraction stations, paper-making, frisbee toss, PSU Wildlife Society and Chemistry Club demonstations. Prizes are available.
Two guest lectures are sure to interest visitors of all ages. Both will take place under a tent on the lawn.
The first one will be given at 10 a.m. by The Wild World of Animals, a wildlife company in southwestern Pennsylvania specializing in entertaining and educational wildlife shows. Wild World of Animals has appeared on national and local television shows like "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "Good Morning America." This lecture is provided by the LHU Outing and Scuba Club.
The second lecture, at 2 p.m., will be presented by Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. The Allenwood attraction is a specialized zoo focusing on "the less-loved members of the animal kingdom." Reptiland lecturers are expert naturalists who perform hundreds of programs each year.
If the weather does not cooperate, Earth Day activities will move inside, to Zimmerli Gym No. 1.