Rockford, Illinois

World Tai Chi Day 2015
Free Admission - Registration Requested - Course Code FIT 800 BLL9

Earth Day at RVC!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9am-12pm • Student Center Atrium

Activities & Lectures

Black Bears – Dispelling the Myths for Peaceful Coexistence - 9:30am in SC Room 1222
Come listen to this profound lecture on why on the importance of more people move into black bear country we need to learn to co-exist, and learn of the myths and misconceptions that abound for black bears replacing them with scientific facts.
Edible Plants - 10:45am in SC 1224
Our local environment has many delicious plants & we will sample various herbs, petsos, & drink herbal teas. Please bring an appetite & wear outdoor attire.
Reading of the Lorax – 9:15am, 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am in the Atrium
Join us by the campus fireplace for treats & the reading of Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax
Composting Workshop – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - SC Atrium
Hands-on smart gardening demonstration & lecture. Come learn how to make this natural soil amendment in your own backyard.


  • Solar Golf Cart from Freedom Field                                      
  • Sustainable Energy Club            
  • Nichols Conservatory/Rockford Park District                        
  • World Tia Chi Day
  • Rock Town Adventures                                                         
  • Creative Candle Collection
  • Horticulture Club                                                                    
  • Food for Fuel
  • Wild Ones                                                                              
  • Angelic Organics                                                                  

Free trees will be given to all visitors while quantities last.

Snacks will be available for purchase through RVC Student Clubs and Organizations.

VENDORS: To participate, please contact Tonysha Holliman at (815) 921-4476 or
T.Holliman@RockValleyCollege.edu, with the subject line EARTH DAY REGISTRATION.

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day Lecture

3:00-5:00 p.m. in JCSM 1104

Earth Day Movies

4:30-6:30 p.m. in JCSM 1106

Monday, April 6, 2015
"Animals, Ethics, and the Environment"
Chris Kramer, RVC Philosophy Faculty
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Dirt! The Movie

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
"Water Wars: A Fight Over Water Rights"
Cristina Szterensus, RVC Modern Languages Faculty
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
"End of the Line"
End of the Line Movie Poster

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
"The Environmental Impacts of Native Americans"
Daniel Blumlo, RVC History Faculty
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
"Green Fire"
Green Fire Movie Poster

Monday, April 27, 2015
"Environmental Economics"
Michael Youngblood, RVC Economics Faculty
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tapped Movie Poster

 Earth Day Events

World Tai Chi Day at Rock Valley College

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Free Admission - Registration Requested - Course Code FIT 800 BLL9

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9am-12pm
Main Campus  |  Student Center Atrium
Environmental lectures on edible plants, composting, and black bears,
plus multiple vendors and activities for children!

Please contact Tonysha Holliman at 815-921-4476 for more information regarding Earth Day events.