A-State celebrates Earth Day

A-State celebrates Earth Day

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An early Earth Day celebration had a huge response on Arkansas State University's campus.

The event kicked off at 10 a.m. on April 17. Students were able to learn about the conservation of natural resources, clean water and recycling.

The Equine Center provided a hippotherapy horse named Betty Boop to enteract with the children.

Not to mention, numerous other animals that included alot of snakes.

Emcee Johnathan Reaves said he hoped students learned environmental tips they can apply on a daily basis in their lives.

“Maybe, they can take with them something that they can do every single day,” said Reaves. “It really doesn’t take much. It just takes little steps. Hopefully, what they’ll realize is that even though this is a one day event, this is something we can do 365 days a year.”

A number of speakers and informational booths were also set up.

A living memorial of Earth Day 2019 will include a tree planting on the campus.

The goal is to plant a total of 16 willow oak trees.

Over 700 local K-12 students came out to participate in the event.

Earth Day will be observed worldwide on April 22.

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