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Ecological Anthropology Students Organize Outreach Day Celebrating Rhodes’ Tree Campus USA Designation

Publication Date: 4/8/2014

On Saturday, April 12, Rhodes will host its first annual Arbor Day outreach event and celebrate its Tree Campus USA designation awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 10 a.m. in Oak Alley on campus.

Students of Prof. Kimberly Kasper’s ecological anthropology class have organized activities including a tour of the campus’ Level IV Certified Arboretum and a hands-on project across the street from campus in Overton Park’s old growth forest. The goal of the interactive event is to inspire participants to learn more about urban forestry’s environmental, economic, and social benefits and encourage Memphians to foster a more sustainable community.

At noon, all participants will reconvene in Oak Alley for a lunch and award celebration.

For more information, contact Prof. Kimberly Kasper at kasperk@rhodes.edu or 901-843-3238.

This short film discusses student efforts to combat climate change and encourage environmental sustainability at Rhodes.

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