October 15, 2018

Media Advisory – Tree Walk

Reporters, photographers and news crews are invited to join about 170 local fourth-grade children and representatives from two Southern Illinois University Carbondale organizations for a Tree Walk and related activities from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

The children from Carruthers School in Murphysboro will participate in a walk encompassing parts of Campus Lake and Thompson Woods and learn how to identify a variety of trees. They’ll also participate in tree-related activities and enjoy demonstrations of competitive events, presented by the Forestry Cub on the lawn outside the Agriculture Building. The Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee, chaired by Superintendent of Grounds David Tippy, along with the Forestry Club, a registered student organization, have organized the event. 

The children will be involved in hands-on learning activities along with SIU students and staff, providing media good opportunities for interesting video, photographs and stories.

For more information, contact Tippy at davet@pso.siu.edu or 618/453-8179 or Elizabeth Cheek at echeek@siu.edu or 618/453-8185.