Poster or Presentation Title

Lynchburg’s Week of Green; Planning and Advancing the Cause of Environmental Education in an Urban Community

Student Author Information

Andrew J. SheriffFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Event Website

https://www.lynchburgparksandrec.com/programs-and-activities/week-of-green-day-of-service/

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

I will be giving a presentation about the internship I am currently undertaking with Lynchburg Parks & Recreation. I was given the opportunity to assist Parks & Recreation staff in the planning, setup, and eventual execution of a festival type event for the city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg’s “Week of Green” will be a seven-day long series of events taking place from April 23rd to April 30th, 2022; with an overall focus on environmental education and sustainability. This entire festival coincides with Earth Day and Arbor Day; and also helps to celebrate the city of Lynchburg’s 40th anniversary as an Arbor Day Foundation “Tree City USA” in accordance with this, the week long event contains multiple workshops that I have had a direct hand in planning; including classes that focus on solar energy education, tree stewardship, and upcycling. In addition to these smaller events, we have also been involved in the coordination of a volunteer-led planting of a riparian buffer, where volunteers from around the city will help Parks & Recreation plant 245 new trees along Ivy Creek in Peaks View Park. This presentation will cover these various events as well as my hand in making them possible and will showcase what I have learned during my internship working with Parks & Recreation, and her resident naturalists that I have been assisting as the “Week of Green Coordinator.”

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jennifer Styrsky

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Lynchburg’s Week of Green; Planning and Advancing the Cause of Environmental Education in an Urban Community

I will be giving a presentation about the internship I am currently undertaking with Lynchburg Parks & Recreation. I was given the opportunity to assist Parks & Recreation staff in the planning, setup, and eventual execution of a festival type event for the city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg’s “Week of Green” will be a seven-day long series of events taking place from April 23rd to April 30th, 2022; with an overall focus on environmental education and sustainability. This entire festival coincides with Earth Day and Arbor Day; and also helps to celebrate the city of Lynchburg’s 40th anniversary as an Arbor Day Foundation “Tree City USA” in accordance with this, the week long event contains multiple workshops that I have had a direct hand in planning; including classes that focus on solar energy education, tree stewardship, and upcycling. In addition to these smaller events, we have also been involved in the coordination of a volunteer-led planting of a riparian buffer, where volunteers from around the city will help Parks & Recreation plant 245 new trees along Ivy Creek in Peaks View Park. This presentation will cover these various events as well as my hand in making them possible and will showcase what I have learned during my internship working with Parks & Recreation, and her resident naturalists that I have been assisting as the “Week of Green Coordinator.”

https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2022/posters/8