Copper Mountain College Desert Studies Students to Host Tortoise Encounters on Earth Day.

    April 19, 2012


    The Desert Studies Club (DSC) has been very active this semester, sponsoring a variety of lectures, charity events and field trips. On a recent trip in the college tortoise preserve, one student discovered a “new” young tortoise (see photo). Students who assisted with tortoise field research will be on hand at the Earth Day to provide interesting ecological information about this threatened species.

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    Dr. Paul Delaney, co-sponsor of the DSC with Professor Dean Pieper, noted:  “Students know that educating the public helps protect the threatened desert tortoise. They hope this will raise community awareness about the link between biodiversity and habitat loss.”

    Earth Day was established to bring awareness to communities all over the country about the environmental corrosion that has taken place over several decades.  In addition it helps advocate education, public policy and consumer campaigns to protect the environment.  Earth Day is now celebrated in over 175 countries. 

    This free event will be held at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 21, 2012.

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