Earth Day is a beloved part of the North Lake College calendar. That’s why this year we’re not stopping at just one day — we’re planning over a week of free events and activities on campus and around Dallas.
The celebration begins at Fair Park in downtown Dallas, when NLC attends the EarthX conference – the largest Earth Day celebration in Texas. Visit the North Lake College table from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. Learn more about attending EarthX.
Tuesday, April 24: Earth Day Observance on NLC Central Campus, including the following events:
- Annual Earth Day Picnic and Community Fair – outdoors by the lake, 12-2 p.m.
Featuring performances by the NLC Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble
- 40th Anniversary Time Capsule Ceremony – 2 p.m.
- Chalk It Up Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25: guest speaker Wendel Withrow, officer and former chair of the Dallas Sierra Club. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., location TBA. Withrow is an expert on Texas state parks and the author of Best Tent Camping: Texas. He will be talking about favorite state park hikes and places to explore around the state.
Thursday, April 26: Student Life Global Fair and Sustainability Awards Presentation, 12-2 p.m., in the Central Campus courtyard. Featuring performance by the band Vocal Trash. Awards will be announced for Chalk It Up, the Tree Photo Contest, RecycleMania, and NLC’s Tree Campus USA recognition.
Friday, April 27: So,Go! Fun Run. The 4th Annual So,Go! 5K Walk/Run is sponsored by the NLC Student Veterans Association. The run begins at 6 p.m. Register online through the Student Veterans Association for $20, or in person for $25 (includes free T-shirt). Proceeds benefit North Lake’s student veterans.
Saturday, April 28: Irving Bike Fest – on Central Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about Bike Fest.