For release: 04/15/02
Release #: 02-090
NASA's Marshall Center celebrates Earth Week with activities April 15-19
What: Earth Week, April 15-19, will be marked including activities at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with a tree-planting ceremony, contests, exhibits and a guest speaker who specializes in ornamental horticulture. This year's theme for the event is "It's Hard to Stay Green." Exhibits in the lobby of Building 4200 will spotlight recycling and environmental issues. April is "Environmental Awareness Month" at the Marshall Center. Earth Day is April 22, and has been observed at the Marshall Center since 1991.
Who: Harvey Cotten, director of the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden and an expert in the art of ornamental horticulture, will speak at the tree-planting ceremony. Cotten will join Axel Roth, associate director of the Marshall Center, in planting the tree. In addition to the annual giveaway of seedlings, winners of the logo and spot-an-environmentalist contest also will be announced at the ceremony.
When: Thursday, April 18 10-11 a.m. CDT
Where: In front of Building 4315. News media will be escorted to this area after check-in at Building 4200 on Rideout Road.
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Jerry Berg of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to Gate 1. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.
NOTE: all drivers requesting a visitor pass to Redstone Arsenal will be asked at the gate to provide proof of liability insurance on their vehicle if it is registered in Alabama. Failure to provide proof of such insurance will result in denial of a pass, and drivers also may be issued a citation. This is being done in compliance with Alabama's Mandatory Insurance Act.