Zoom Cafe: Mussel Strength

  • April 22, 2021
  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Virtual event

Northern Kentucky University - EARTH WEEK 2021

April 22, 2021 marks the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day! NKU Sustainability is advocating environmental awareness through the promotion of local, national, and international online and in-person events during Earth Week. Check out the list below for fun and interesting things to do this week. Some events require registration. We hope you’re able to attend a few events and celebrate our wonderful planet during Earth Week!

April 20: HYDROPONICS WORKSHOPS

12pm & 4pm EST, In-person event

Eva Ferris Amphitheater

Join Dr. Kim Yates for a workshop on hydroponics. Held in-person at the Eva Ferris Amphitheater. The workshop will be offered at noon and 4:00pm. Participants will receive a mason jar hydroponics kit with everything needed to grow lettuce. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Register here.

For more information, contact Dr. Kim Yates: yatesk2@nku.edu

April 21: Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub Presentation

2pm EST, Virtual

Join us for an interactive presentation, virtual tour, and Q&A with Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub, a non-profit in Cincinnati providing a “one-stop” drop-off location for items that can be recycled or reused, but that can't go into traditional recycling bins.

Register here 

April 22: EARTH DAY! Zoom Cafe "Mussel Strength"

8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Thursday April 22

Register here

For Earth Day 2021, the Northern Kentucky Forum invites you to learn about the Licking River’s amazing mussel population. If you’ve paddled the river, you’ve probably seen shells along the shore. That’s no coincidence. The Licking is renowned among biologists as a mussel habitat. Nationally acclaimed mussel biologist Dr. Monte McGregor will explain why the Licking’s mussels matter and what we can and should do to protect them.

NOTE: Before COVID, the Forum hosted café events. The included free morning coffee in person with local civic and thought leaders. This Zoom event is designed to replicate that as best we can. So, grab a cup of coffee or tea as you tune in. Attendees will receive a voucher for a free cup of coffee at Roebling Point Books & Coffee in Covington … and a coupon celebrating Earth Day (April 22) for 22% off a book.

Read more.

Visit our website for more events: https://inside.nku.edu/sustainability/get-involved/earth-week.html


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