Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and SFA Gardens will host an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center located at 2900 Raguet St.
The event, held in conjunction with the SFA Gardens Mast Arboretum spring plant sale, is a family-friendly gathering that aims to engage the community in the outdoors and sustainable living.
"There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than with your community,” said Jocelyn Moore, assistant environmental education coordinator at SFA Gardens.
The celebration will feature activities and booths related to seed planting, upcycled art, tree identification, music and more. A representative from SFA’s Campus Recreation also will hold a beginner’s yoga course from 11 a.m. to noon.
“The event aims to help us learn ways to respect our Earth as we connect with folks working to make a positive change in Nacogdoches,” Moore said.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to the Earth Day celebration and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. Snacks will be available at select booths.
To help reduce the event’s environmental footprint, visitors are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles.