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Activist to address future of Lake Michigan shoreline at IU Northwest

Internationally recognized environmental activist Lee Botts will speak about the future of the Lake Michigan shoreline on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Savannah Center, room 203-4 as part of Earth Week at IU Northwest.

Botts is an activist who has worked for more than 30 years both inside and outside government to address crucial national environmental problems. Currently, she is president of the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center at Lake Michigan, a public/private partnership between the not for profit Learning Center and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which provides innovative education programs for elementary and high school students.

Earth Week is organized by the Student Environmental Action Committee, which is dedicated to the preserving the environment through outreach and public service.

The schedule of events for this year includes:

Tuesday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m., “Earth Day Clean Up.” Participants will meet in lobby of the Library Conference Center.

Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m., Savannah Center, “Speaker: Lee Botts.” Botts will address the issues concerning the future of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m., Savannah Courtyard, “Earth Day Celebration.” The celebration will highlight environmental education, provide music and encourages participants to have fun.

Friday, April 25, location and time TBA, “Group Hike.”

Call (219) 980-6838 for more information about the hike or other listed events.



Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
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