As part of its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is recognizing Earth Day with a variety of activities open to the public.
The celebrations begin Thursday, April 19, with the Earth Day Fest. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth, WSTU 1303/1305). Students and employees will enjoy free food, music and vendors including Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Native Prairie Association of Texas, Fort Worth Nature Center, the Tarrant Regional Water District and more. TCC Northwest will host a disc golf tournament the following day, Friday, April 20, on the lawn outside Building WSTU beginning at 10 a.m.
The celebrations continue Saturday, April 21, with TCC Northwest’s Earth Day 5K/10K run. Runners will follow the trail around Marine Creek Reservoir, located adjacent to the campus. The 10K begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. The run is free to TCC students, faculty and staff, while community members may register for $20. Proceeds will go to the Marine Creek Nature Discovery Center, an initiative to create an outdoor classroom at TCC Northwest, and Community Link, a food pantry serving northwest Tarrant County. Register online.
The College will get global with its Earth Day celebrations on Monday, April 23, at TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington). The International Mother Earth Day event, which takes place in the ESCT Hub, will feature displays showing how cultures around the world mark Earth Day.