Earth Month Calendar

Week 1

Thursday, April 5

Falconry Demonstration
10:00AM-10:30AM, Nature Center Pavilion

Join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Dyson College Nature Center for an unforgettable morning with hawks, owls and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Nature Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight! Cancellation is possible if rain or inclement weather is predicted. For more information contact James Eyring at jeyring@pace.edu or 773-3169. 

Saturday, April 7

Setters Service Day
10:00AM, Meet in Kessel Gottesman Room

Pace students, staff and faculty will spend the day volunteering for on- and off-campus environmental projects. 

Week 2

Monday, April 9

Evergreen Poems
2:00PM-3:00PM, Environmental Classroom

Poet Ira Joe Fisher author of Songs From An Earlier Century, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, and Remembering Rew --- will share his own poems and those of others as Pace turns green with hope as part of our 13th “Earth Month” celebration.

Wednesday, April 11

Fit Walk
11:30PM-12:30PM, Meet at the Environmental Classroom

Get outside for some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus! James Eyring will lead us on a hike through the Fitness Trail.  This is the wooded area at the back of the Pleasantville campus, which consists of several hills and is surrounded by many varieties of plants and wildlife.  Appropriate clothing would be hiking boots or sneakers, long pants and layers according to weather/temperature. Sunscreen and drinking water is also suggested. For more information contact Kathi Reczek at kreczek@pace.edu.

Friday, April 13

Invasive Species Removal 

Pace is teaming up with the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management to remove invasive species from the Pleasantville campus. The rain date for this event is April 20.

Week 3

Monday, April 16

"Bee Aware"
1:30PM-2:30pm, Nature Center Pavilion

Did you know approximately one third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination?  Learn more about these amazing creatures and some the environmental issues that have decimated honeybee populations.  The program will begin with demonstrations by beekeeper DJ from Bedford Bee Honeybee Service, and our own James Eyring.  Joining DJ and James will be thousands of Pace honeybees from our apiary. After that for anyone interested the award winning documentary "Silence of the Bees" will be shown in the Environmental Classroom explaining some of the reasons bees are in trouble. Demonstration is weather permitting.

Wednesday, April 18

Nature Center Open House
11:00AM-3:00PM, Dyson College Nature Center

Visit the Dyson College Nature Center! This amazing on campus nature center is an oasis of nature and animals. Come and explore our nature trails, view our gardens, watch the activity at our songbird feeding station, visit the animals and come watch our new baby chicks hatch! Activities will be scheduled from 11:00am-3:00pm and will include tours and animal presentations. Refreshments made with honey from our bees will be available!

Thursday, April 20

Pace NYC Student Visit Day
11:00AM-2:00PM, Dyson College Nature Center

Students from Pace NY will spend part of the day getting to experience the Nature Center on the Pleasantville campus.  Activities planned will include a tour of the Center, animal presentations, nature walks and interactive programs. NATURE, the Pleasantville environmental club, staff and faculty will also be on hand to meet and greet students during a prepared lunch.  RSVP to Ashley Kuenneke, akuenneke@pace.edu.

Saturday, April 21

Westchester Walk for World Water
9:30AM

Pace University’s Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment is partnering with the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation to host the Westchester Walk for World Water.  Participants will walk approximately one mile through Pace’s Pleasantville campus with buckets of water on their heads to simulate the trek that many people, largely women and girls, around the world make each day to collect water.

Week 4

Monday, April 23

Photography in the Park
1:30PM-3:00PM, Meet in the Environmental Classroom

Join students from a class titled "Nature Exposed" to take photos at Rockefeller State Park.  We will meet in the Environmental Classroom and take a bus from there to the park just down the road where we will spend our time engaged in nature photography.  Bring your camera and any equipment you have!  We will be back on campus by 3:20. Please register by emailing aspillo@pace.edu.  

Wednesday, April 25

Meet the Animals, Dyson College Nature Center
11:00AM-3:00PM

Come visit the animals who call the Dyson College Nature Center home.  A guided visit will introduce you to the Nature Center and the places you can go to visit the animals.  Our animals are popular with the entire Pace community giving smiles, helping to relieve stress, and in some cases providing substitutes for pets left at home.

Sustainability, Science and Society
1:20PM

Details to come.

Falconry Demonstration
6:30PM-7:30PM, Nature Center Pavilion

Join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Dyson College Nature Center for an unforgettable evening with hawks, owls and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Nature Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight! Cancellation is possible if rain or inclement weather is predicted. For more information contact James Eyring at jeyring@pace.edu or 773-3169.  
Thursday, April 26

Earth Month Reception and GreenPace Awards
3:00PM-4:00PM, Environmental Classroom

Celebrate with all those who made Earth Month a success. The winners of the GreenPace Awards will be honored.  

Friday, April 27

Breakfast with the Birds
7:00AM-9:00AM, Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Pace University and Rockefeller State Park Preserve would like to invite you to come enjoy Breakfast with the Birds. We'll have coffee and bagels at 7:00AM before heading out with a naturalist on the carriage roads of the Preserve to see what birds are active in the woodlands, fields, and wetlands. Bring your binoculars and a field guide to birds for a fun morning of birding.  Some binoculars will be available to borrow. The Preserve is located only about 3 miles from Pace, and directions will be provided. Please pre-register by sending an email to aspillo@pace.edu.