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PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to ‘Go Green’ During April 22 Event

PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to ‘Go Green’ During April 22 Event [04/13/17]

In recognition of Earth Day 2017, the Sustainability Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a special event for children, “Kids@College Go Green!”

The Saturday, April 22 event is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Matteson Area Center (MAC) at 4821 Southwick Dr. All activities are free and open to kids ages four to 13.

Participants will experience hands-on activities, science experiments and art projects to take home, as well as a special visit from the Matteson Fire Department. Healthy snacks also will be included. The day’s activities will highlight the themes from the Kids@College summer program, which is scheduled at the MAC from June 19 through Aug. 3.

To register for the “Kids@College Go Green!” event, call (708) 709-3750 or email psceducation@prairiestate.edu, and include the child’s name and age. Multiple children can be registered in one email. For more information about the PSC Kids@College summer program, visit prairiestate.edu/kids.

PSC is committed to improving and protecting the environment while promoting fiscal and social responsibility. Through the Sustainability Center, the college seeks to help students understand the pressures facing the local and global environment and to increase their awareness of the importance of the “green economy,” as well provide the skills and knowledge they will need to address the social and environmental issues that are important to the community and to support public policies that will contribute to an excellent quality of life both now and in the future. For more information about the sustainability efforts at PSC or this year’s Earth Month activities, contact Allessandra Kummelehne, sustainability coordinator, at akummelehne@prairiestate.edu.