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North Lake College Celebrates Earth Day and Charter Day

IRVING, Texas. 21 March, 2000 - North Lake College will celebrate the anniversary of the college charter and Earth Day on Thursday, March 30, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Earth Day will feature an environmental fair, picnic, and guest speaker Charles E. Finsley, the former Curator of Earth Sciences for the Dallas Museum of Natural History.

Mr. Finsley will speak in the Performance Hall at 11:00 am on the historical geology of the Irving area. A fish skeleton, 90 million years old, was unearthed in the Irving landfill in early 1999. Mr. Finsley is a prominent Texas author, photographer, and naturalist. After 34 years with the Dallas Museum of Natural History, his scope of knowledge about Texas is exceptional. He is the author of Field Guide to Fossils of Texas and Discover Texas Dinosaurs; both will be on sale at the event.

The Earth Day environmental fair will feature exhibits from corporations and the community, and a waste-free picnic. Picnic-goers will eat with biodegradable plates, knives, and forks. The Environmental Club will compost all waste from the picnic on campus, so that nothing will disturb the environment. The picnic will take place after the speaker and meal tickets will be issued at the Charles Finsley presentation. All food and events are free to the public.

Participating in the Earth Day observance are the following civic and business organizations:

Calloway's Nursery

Wal-Mart

Home Depot

Aveda Cosmetics

Clean Air Coalition

Keep Irving Beautiful

City of Irving Master Composters, Water Utilities, and Environmental Services.

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. All of the events are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 972-273-3517.