USM Educators to Participate in Concert for the Climate

9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 | Kaw Point Riverfront Park

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—Faculty from the Education and Natural Sciences programs at the University of Saint Mary will be providing educational activities for children that focus on environmental issues at the Concert for the Climate event from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

The concert, a musically informative event focused on exploring the global impact of climate change and the steps individuals can take to reduce their impact on the earth, is sponsored by the Heartland Renewable Energy Society, and will be held at Kaw Point Riverfront Park in Kansas City, Kan.

The event will feature presentations by several noted environmental experts as well as performances by local and regional musicians, interactive workshops, energy-related demonstrations, theatre performances, and more. Mayor Mark Holland, of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., will also speak at the event.

Concert sponsors include Missouri Gas Energy and KCP&L.

USM instructors will provide fun and informative workshops for children.

“Concert for the Climate provides a wonderful opportunity for USM to reach out  to the larger community, partner with other nonprofits, and raise awareness about our environment, especially through our children's activities,” said Dr. Gwen Landever, chair of USM’s education department.

“This is a collaborative effort between the Education and Natural Sciences programs that benefits both children in our community and our own students—who will receive real-world community service opportunities to showcase their knowledge of science.”

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