WHAT: Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College, both colleges of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD), will be hosting Earth Day events on their campuses. Events are open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff.
S A N T I A G O C A N Y O N C O L L E G E (SCC)
WHAT: Earth Day Fair
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHO: Coastkeeper of Orange County will have an information booth and offer free tours of its drought tolerant garden on the campus of SCC
Students who sign a pledge for a healthy earth will be entered into an opportunity drawing; prizes included drought-tolerant plants and tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific
Free smoothies and “cups of dirt,” chocolate pudding topped with crushed Oreos and Gummy worms
WHERE: Strenger Plaza at Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
S A N T A A N A C O L L E G E (SAC)
WHAT: “Sustain-A-Palooza” Earth Day Fair
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Earth Day Fair
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Keynote Address
2:15 – 3 p.m. RSCCD Sustainability Plan Update
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Careers in Environmental Engineering
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. TED Talks & Discussion
WHO: Keynote Address: Captain Charles Moore, founder, Algalita Marine Research Foundation, author, and avid sailor who in 1997, while sailing from Hawaii to California, discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a garbage dump of plastics twice the size of Texas.
RSCCD Sustainability Plan Update: Rancho Santiago Community College District Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Carrie Matsumoto. Matsumoto will lead an interactive discussion of the RSCCD Sustainability Plan that highlights how students, faculty, and staff can get involved in promoting sustainability at both SAC and SCC.
Careers in Environmental Engineering: Michael Harding, environmental engineer and senior consultant for Geosyntec, has more than 35 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control.
Students will be able to participate in opportunity drawings for prizes, bookstore gift cards, and more.
WHERE: Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Earth Day Fair: Outside of U-102, “The Spot;” Presentations: U-102
WHY: These Earth Day events are part of the sustainability strategies supported by Rancho Santiago Community College District. The RSCCD Sustainability Plan was approved by the RSCCD Board of Trustees at its meeting of March 9, 2015.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
The mission of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD which serve the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for
academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which is turning 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center.Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sac.edu to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit www.sac.edu/100.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult—and senior—in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sccollege.edu to learn more.
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