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Coker College to host Earth Day festival

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - Coker College will host a free event, open to the public to celebrate Earth Day next month.

The Earth Day festival will be Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kalmia Gardens.

Activities including: biological and geological tours, canoeing, falconry, music, arts and crafts, games and environmental research displays will be featured.

In addition, a bird walk is scheduled at 9 a.m., along with a geological walk at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. 

Guest speakers are scheduled to present discussions, including a South Carolina native.

James Gustave "Gus" Speth, a professor of law at Vermont Law School, will present a talk titled "40 Years of the Environmental Movement in 20 Minutes" at 11 a.m.

Speth has served as chairman of President Carter's council on Environmental Quality, senior advisor to president-elect Bill Clinton, chairman of the U.S. task force on international development and environmental security, dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and administrator of the U.N. Development Program. 

Kalmia Gardens will also host its annual Duck Cup fundraiser at 12 p.m. For a $5 donation, participants receive a ticket that corresponds to a numbered rubber duck that will "compete" in a race down Black Creek. Ticket-holders of winning rubber ducks will receive prizes.

Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is located at 1624 West Carolina Avenue in Hartsville.

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