May 6th, 2015

The activities will be indoors at the Rhoades Science Center.

This year’s Earth Day Festival is being held in conjunction to a spring VCSU’s 125th Celebration and features a host of activities including, music, vendors and artisans, activities and games – all fun for the whole family. 

Guests at the Festival will be able to see the new and renovated LEED certified Rhoades Science Center. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that measures the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to guide the building industry and provide standards for sustainability for a variety of building projects.

Event Schedule:

Ongoing Events: VCSU 125th Anniversary Exhibit in Allen Memorial Library, appearance by the VCSU Viking Mascot
5:00 p.m.
Kids activities table opens
Selfie photo booth opens
5:30 p.m.
Food service begins
Music (Tyler Manske; Brad Mills and Rocky Seefried) begins
6:00 p.m.
Over-18 digital scavenger hunt begins
Planetarium show: "The Night Sky"
6:30 p.m.
Tours of LEED-certified Rhoades Science Center
6:45 p.m.
Planetarium show: "Target Earth"
7:00 p.m.
Tree planting
Music finale: VCSU Jazz Ensemble
The hike and Star Party are cancelled because of the expected rain.