Stephen F. Austin State University

Earth Day 2012

5th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Harvesting the Seeds of Sustainability

Earth Day is an outdoor festival sponsored by SFA Campus Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program and community entities including The Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition, the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Nacogdoches Naturally and the SFA Mast Arboretum. The vision guiding this celebration is to provide opportunities for members of the SFA student body and our local Nacogdoches community to develop a sense of environmental stewardship while celebrating the world in which we all live.

This Earth Day celebration will be presented alongside the SFA Spring Garden Gala Plant Sale, so guests are encouraged to come out and enjoy both events! Join us in celebrating the Earth while discovering inspiring ways to live simply and sustainably.

Saturday, April 21
10am - 2pm
Pineywoods Native Plant Center (Raguet Street)

Held amongst the beautiful setting of the Piney Woods Native Plant Center, participants will enjoy informational booths, engaging speakers, organized activities for kids and all ages, delicious food, music and more.

Event Information

Presenters and Musicians

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Spotlights: Sustainability Efforts at SFA and within the Nacogdoches Community

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"Earth Week" Events

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Confirmed Booths

Table 1: The Nacogdoches Bike Shop
Table 2: The Environmental Awareness Movement (T.E.A.M.)
Table 3: The SFA Campus Recreation Center Sustainability Committee
Table 4: The Texas Forest Service
Table 5: SFA Dining Services
Table 6: OPEN
Table 7: OPEN
Table 8: Master Gardeners
Table 9: The Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition
Table 10: Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful
Table 11: The Nacogdoches Democratic Party
Table 12: The SFA Center for a Livable World
Table 13: The Pineywoods Bee Keepers
Table 14: The Pineywoods Sierra Club
Table 15: S.T.O.P. Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
Table 16: The Friends of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
Table 17: The Friends of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
Table 18: The Pineywoods Audubon Society
Table 19: Austin Heights Baptist Church Earth Care Ministries
Table 20: Nacogdoches Naturally
Table 21: SFA Outdoor Pursuits
Table 22: The Green Party
Table 23: The Nacogdoches Farmer's Market
Table 24: Appleby Community Farm

Children/Family Activities
  • Children's craft booth:

    Come and be creative with us as we transform everyday materials into recycled art. Additionally, there will be an re-used/re-purposed materials art display

  • Recycled Art Contest Guided Nature Hike: Take a walk with us along the windy trails of the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and learn about native East Texas plants. Two hikes, 30 min each, Tucker Woods.

  • Square Foot Gardening Demo

  • Children's Yoga

  • Outdoor Pursuits Presents: Camping 101: Learn about basic camping gear and enjoy and introduction to the 7 Leave No Trace principles, along with some easy techniques to maximize your camping experience with minimal impact to the environment.

  • Children's Face Painting: It's fun and it washes off easily!

  • Children's Paper-making

  • Campus Recreation Children's Dance Activities

  • Recycle Bin Game

  • Plaster Animal Tracks

  • Recycled Newspaper Planting Pots

  • Live Music (Various Artists)

Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - 10:15am - Welcome and Introduction of the Day
  • 10:15am - 10:30am - Recycling in Nacogdoches Update
  • 10:30am - 10:45am - S.T.O.P. Update
  • 10:45am - 11:15am - Rain Gardens
  • 11:15am - Noon - History of the Nacogdoches Farmers' Market
  • Noon - 12:15pm - Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful Award Presentation
  • 12:15pm - 12:30pm - Live Music
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm - The Community Supported Agriculture Concept
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm - Home Gardening
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Closing Live Music

Past Earth Day Celebrations