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Nature is front and center at Connecticut College´s Earth Fest April 17

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College´s annual Earth Day celebration, Earth Fest!, is April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the college´s Tempel Green. (The rain date for this event is April 18). "Earth Fest! marks a day each year when the campus and broader community come together to learn, share and celebrate the environment," Amy Cabaniss, the college´s campus environmental coordinator, said. "The environment is front and center with displays, activities, music and festivities for adults and children alike." Earth Fest! will feature more than 30 educational exhibits, organic food, activities for adults and children, Arboretum tours, musical performances by "Dan & Liz" and local bands "Dogbite" and "The Rivergods," and a visit by the Mystic Paper Beast roving puppets. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of events is: • 11-11:45 a.m.: Performance by musical duo "Dan & Liz" • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: A visit by the Mystic Paper Beast roving puppets • Noon: Arboretum tour • Noon-2 p.m.: Performance by musical group "Dogbite" • Noon-2 p.m.: Lunch and drinks for sale by the Connecticut College Renewable Energy Club (REC), a student group dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging energy conservation on campus • 1 p.m.: Arboretum tour • 1:15 p.m.: A cappella concert by the Connecticut College ConnChords, an all female vocal ensemble • 2-3 p.m.: Performance by musical group "The Rivergods" About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit --CC--

April 7, 2010