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Earth Day at Biosphere 2 Saturday

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The following is a news release from Biosphere 2.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The University of Arizona, Biosphere 2 has partnered with the UA School of Music for the 3rd annual Earth Day celebration during Earth Month.  

Come celebrate with us the Artistic and Scientific side of this event at one of Time Life Books "50 Must-See wonders of the world" – Biosphere 2. 

Biosphere 2 Earth Day 2011 will take place on Saturday April 23, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

We will bring together artists and scientists, students and visitors to experience this special month at B2. 

1000 free tickets will be distributed on the UA campus on April 22nd during the UA Earth day festivities at the following locations. Free admission for kids 12 and under.

  • Office of Sustainability booth (UA mall)
  • UA Visitor Center (main location on Euclid and University Blvd.)
  • UA Parking and Transportation Services
  • Arizona Book Store (Student Union and booth at the mall)

Come experience The New Biosphere.  As the University of Arizona enters its fifth year of operations at Biosphere 2, the department's research faculty members will share details about the many fascinating and cutting-edge research projects being conducted in and around this unique facility. 

  • Science/Art Activities- Physics Factory
  • Experience our newest high-tech, hands-on attraction and the exciting OMNIGLOBE.
  • Live Music throughout the facility – organized by the UA music school
  • New Exhibits– we will showcase new exhibits featuring solar energy, green roofs, ocean exhibit
  • Thematic Tours– tours will focus on the role of each Biome in supporting human life and sustainability.

Our Earth Day celebration is one way Biosphere 2 conducts its mission of educating people on science topics and promoting scientific literacy.

This year, special emphasis will be placed on sustainability content and music. Dr. Peter McAllister, UA School of Music Director said, "Our students from the School of Music, College of Fine Arts, will perform a vast array of music from different cultures and styles. We are pleased to work alongside the College of Science in making Earth Day a wonderful experience for the entire family and for all visitors to explore the splendor of Biosphere 2 -- a true national treasure."

Travis Huxman, director of Biosphere 2 and a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology said, "This year's Earth Daywill showcase many of the UA rising stars, the young faculty members who will play a central role in solving some of the most daunting grand challenges facing our earth. We are also very excited about our partnership with the UA School of Music, which will solidify the connection between art and science."

With your help and participation, we could mobilize and enlighten thousands of people about what is at stake and how they can be part of the solution as we move forward in addressing the health of our planet.

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