Earth Month 2020

April 7 - Grand Island Campus

And the Floods Came NET documentary

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room 396

The story of the worst natural disaster in modern Nebraska history is told in “And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019,” a production of the news unit at NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

In a day-by-day, and at times minute-by-minute account of the March flooding, NET News documents the stories of survivors, first responders and local communities. Dramatic video and still photographs capture the aftermath and heartbreak shared by Nebraskans who witnessed dramatic rescues and horrific damage from failed dams and rushing water that carried huge slabs of ice.


11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the 300 Wing Hallway

Learn about student projects and hear from local sustainability vendors and non-profits in our local area. 

Wellness Walk

1:30 - 2 p.m. Meet in 500 Wing Atrium

Enjoy and short walk to the CCC pollinator garden coordinated by the CCC Grand Island Wellness Committee and Grand Island Parks and Recreation.

Composting workshop and pollinator garden tour

2 - 3 p.m. CCC pollinator garden

Conservation Nebraska will be giving a composting workshop and the Environmental Sustainability office will be giving a tour of the early spring garden

April 16 - Columbus Campus

Tours of the pollinator garden, bee hives, and greenhouse

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

A tour of the campus pollinator garden, bee hives, and greenhouse will be given by Environmental Sustainability office staff.

Student Projects, activities, and Expo Student Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn about student projects including upcycled throne, Bee hotels, mealworm farm and hear from local vendors and non-profits.
Activities include: build your own terrarium, bird feeder, bottle cap mural, and cookie decorating.

Bird Netting with Dr. Lauren Gillespie

2 - 4 p.m.

Meet at the pollinator garden- Biology faculty Dr. Gillespie will be using mist nets to capture birds such as cardinals. Binoculars and bird identification guides will be provided courtesy of Nebraska Prairie Land Trust.

April 22 - Kearney Center

50th Anniversary of Earth Day is happening in conjunction with the annual Kearney Grill & Chill

10 a.m. - noon

Crafts and students' projects: use upcycled materials to make wind chimes, which is an Artist for the Earth event.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Guests are welcome to leap into bounce houses and food will provided by The Food Truck.

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Student and visitors will have the opportunity to tour and help clean up the Kearney Outdoor Learning Area (KOLA) with Cody Wagner the Habitat Manager from Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary. Please use care and dress appropriately for weather and terrain.

April 25 - Hastings Campus

75th Anniversary of the end of World War II: Bus tour and lunch for $15

9 a.m.

Exhibits open, free admission

9 - 11 a.m.

Bus Tour 1

Noon - 1 p.m.

Walt Miller Naval Ammunition Depot presentation, Free Admission

Noon - 1 p.m.


1 p.m.

Free homemade cookies and ice cream

2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Bus tour 2

All profits go to the Veterans and Military Resource Center. This zero waste event is sponsored by CCC's environmental sustainability department.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Rhonda O’Brien at 402-461-2572 or


Benjamin Newton
Environmental Sustainability Director