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Calendar/Schedule of Events for EarthMonth@OU2019

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March 22World Water DayNo Campus Events (Spring Break)
Personal Challenge - Try to limit your shower time to 3 minutes today! 
March 25Sooners Without BordersAnnual World Water Day Events
Water Jeopardy, Water Walk, Water Jug Scavenger Hunt - OU South Oval
March 28-29EarthMonth@OU Distinguished Panel & PBIO Seminar

Dr. Alexandra Harmon Threatt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ecological & Climate Threats to Pollinators: Ecosystem, food production, and our future

Panel: Forest Chapman (Bullfrog Creek Apiary), Priscilla Crawford (OBS), and Vonceil Harmon (OKDOT & OBS)  

Evening Public Panel Discussion – Thursday, March 28 - Beaird Lounge, OU Memorial Union - Reception Begins at 5 PM

Classroom discussion
Associated MPBIO Seminar Program - Friday, March 29 Open to ALL! GLCH 123, 3:00-4:00 PM

March 30Earth HourJoin the Global Commitment to one full hour without power! - 8:30-9:30 PM local time
April 1-2EarthMonth@OU Distinguished Speaker & Panel

Dr. Adam Rome (University at Buffalo)
Lessons from the First Earth Day: The Past & Future of the Environmental Movement

Evening Event & Panel: Kathy Brosnan (OU Hist.), Bob Lifset (OU Hist.), Jen Ross (OU Comm. Health)
Monday, April 1 - Beaird Lounge, OU Memorial Union -  Reception Begins at 5:00 PM

Brownbag Discussion - (email to RSVP, limited space available)
Tuesday, April 2, Noon - 1PM

April 4-6Native Crossroads (NXR) Film Festival

2019 Theme: FUTURES: How Indigenous People & Communities are Shaping the FUTURE.
Numerous short and feature-length films, Panels including directors, actors, OU faculty.
Kerr Auditorium, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

April 9EarthMonth@OU Distinguished Speaker & PanelDr. Linda Figueroa (Colorado School of Mines)
Oklahoma SuperFund Sites, Research & Social Impacts

Classroom discussion
REPF 200 - Tuesday, April 9, 3:00-4:00 PM

Evening Public Panel: Amy Brittain (DEQ), Paul Schultze (Waste Management Inc.), and more... – Tuesday, April 9 - Beaird Lounge, OU Memorial Union - Reception Begins at 5 PM
April 10, 17, & 24

Biology and Ecology Seminar Speakers

-Wednesdays in GLCH 123, OU starting at 4:30 PM

April 10 - Dr. Matthew Niemiller, University of Alabama-Huntsville
Out of Site out of Mind: Evolution & ecology of cave life

April 17 - Dr. Jess Corman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Growing Rocks: Is travertine deposition a self-cleansing mechanism in streams? 

April 24 - Dr. Weiming Li, Michigan State University
Strategies to control invasive sea lampreys in the Laurential Great Lakes

April 122nd Friday Norman Art Walk & Artful Inlets

Free Celebration of Environmentally Themed Arts and Creativity with artists designing storm drain art to prevent storm sewer water contamination
- 6 to 9PM in the Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman.

April 13OU Big Event

Volunteer activities throughout OU and Norman Community - register at

April 15OUr Earth & VEG Club SpeakersDr. J. Belardo & Dr. J. Conway discuss
 Doctors Heal Themselves and the Planet: Plant-based medicine and the environment
April 16EarthMonth@OU Distinguished Speaker

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (TIME Magazine Top 100 Most Influential and World Renowned Climate Scientist)
Christianity, Climate, & Our Culture in the U.S.

Evening Public Presentation & Discussion Forum Room of Thurman J. White Forum Building, OU - Reception begins 5:00 PM.

April 17 & 19Environmental Theater & Modern Languages

April 17 - Book Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Julie Ward, OU
A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas al Sol 
Farzaneh Hall, OU, Noon - 1PM

Santiago Amoukalli - a play about democracy, violence & responsibility 
Cross Blackbox Theater, OU - 5PM
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April 19 - Asalto al agua transparente, 'Assalut on ClearWater' - Cross Blackbox Theater, OU - 5PM

April 18 Sustainability & Responsibility Fair

Housing & Food Services and Environmental Concerns Committee
/exhibit highlighting responsibility/sustainability initiatives on campus;
OU Rock Garden (if inclement weather, Couch Center shelter), 10:30 – 2:00 PM.

April 18Environmental Stewardship Award CeremonyPresentation of the Environmental Concerns Committee’s Awards for Recognition for Environmental Stewardship (if inclement weather, Couch Center shelter); 1:30 PM.
April 19 BIO-Reach STEM Undergrad Research BazaarSTEM Undergrad Students, booths with department graduate representatives for - All Things Relating to Grad School in STEM.
-Underrepresented grad students presenting 3 minute flash talks on research and overcoming grad school challenges followed by a panel sessio with social.
Time and Location TBD
April 22Earth DayEarth Day Parade and Student Organization Festival on the South Oval, 2-5 PM
April 22-26Green WeekDaily environmental awareness activities sponsored by the GreenWeek Student Organization 
Most take place on OU South Oval, time and location updates TBA 
April 24Green Week and DGES Film PanelCelebrating Tribal Enviornmental Professionals - Portrait videos and panel in Gould Hall, OU - 5 PM
April 28Norman Community Earth Day Festival Annual City of Norman Earth Day Festival, Reaves Park, Noon-5 PM
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