TU’s Tri-Beta Honor Society partners with local organizations for Earth Day celebration on April 22

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Members of the Thomas University Mu Kappa Delta Chapter of the Tri-Beta Honor Society for students majoring in biological sciences have partnered with various organizations in the region to celebrate Earth Day at the Thomasville Rose Garden in Cherokee Lake Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 22.

“Earth Day celebrates environmental protection,” said Aubree Plymale, president of TU’s Mu Kappa Delta Chapter of Tri-Beta. “Nearly all environmental organizations would agree that environmental education is highly important, and it starts with youth. We are aiming to spread environmental education and awareness to kids. We hope participants take a better look at the environment around them and gain an understanding as to why the environment is something important and why we need to protect it.”

The event will include educational booths, exhibits, wild animals, and a native tree planting. Visitors can also learn more about the pollinator garden, which is located next to the rose garden.

“We will be planting a native tree between the parking lot and the pecan grove by the rose garden,” Plymale continued. “Planting native trees and other native plants help local wildlife thrive. They also provide aesthetics, which is what we are aiming to provide to the area. We will also have a guest speaker who will speak more on the benefits of planting native species.”

Exhibitors and organizers include the City of Thomasville, Thomas County, Live Oak Society, Golden Triangle RC&D, Georgia DNR, Quail Forever, Chehaw Park, Southern Regional Technical College, Thomas University and more.

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