In celebration of Earth Day, the library hosted a table at the 4th annual campus Green Festival on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The library’s table included handouts, print reference and circulating books, children’s books, videos, DVDs, magazines and journals related to Environmental Science. Also featured was the online subject guide for Environmental Science, which includes direct links to eBooks, databases, full-text journals and websites.
Library staff members also created an “Earth Day Bingo” game, which required participants to answer 4-5 trivia questions associated with Earth Day, going green, environmentalism, and more. Sample questions from the game include: “What Rachel Carson book instigated the environmental awareness movement in the US?”, “Name 3 types of sustainable energy” and “What are 2 things you can do to ‘go green’?” The winners of “Earth Day Bingo” had their choice of prizes: a potted cutting from an official library plant, a worms & dirt cupcake, or an environmental science children’s book.
The festival featured fascinating presentations by Donna Merritt of the Climate Project, and Kathleen Freeman from NStar. Following the presentations, FSU faculty members and the presenters had a panel discussion, “Sustainability: Luxury or Necessity?” where students, faculty and staff were able to ask questions to these experts on the topic of sustainability.