Putting Down Roots: CASNR set to participate in Arbor Day activities
Members of Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be joining other university students, faculty and staff on Friday (April 27) to lay the ground work for another series of annual Arbor Day activities here on the main campus.
Officials note that Arbor Day event provides an opportunity to join together to beautify the Texas Tech campus, while building a sense of community and receive recognition. The program features live music, free food and T-shirts, and planting alongside other Red Raiders, making this one of the most anticipated events each spring.
Schedule of Events:
- 11 a.m.: Seeds for Needs (Memorial Circle)
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Free food and T-shirt with student I.D., $5 shirt for faculty/staff
- 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Live music featuring Fallen Riviera
- 12:50-1:20 p.m.: Ceremony/student organization awards
- 1:20-3 p.m.: Planting
"As a steadfast and committed member of the community, Texas Tech strives to promote sustainability efforts that will preserve and protect our resources. The university is dedicated to educating its faculty, staff and students to reduce, reuse and recycle now and well into the future," according to a university statement on sustainability.
When Texas Tech first started, most of the funds went towards the buildings, but the campus was lacking landscaping. In 1937, then President Bradford Knapp decided to dedicate one day every spring to beautifying the campus. Thousands of trees and landscape plants have been planted since that time. Arbor Day activities are sponsored by Tech's Student Union & Activities, Hospitality Services, Center for Campus Life, Grounds Maintenance and the Tech Activities Board.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's Note: More information is on the Arbor Day website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/StudentActivities/TAB/ArborDay/Index.php
Registration for student organizations is available at https://orgsync.com/1026/forms/show/47403