Sam Houston State University’s upcoming Arbor Day is just the event for all the tree hugging students, faculty and staff.
The Department of Leadership Initiatives will host SHSU Arbor Day on March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m near the Bernard Johnson Coliseum by the Bearkat statue. During the event, participants will get the opportunity to plant trees all around campus and give back to SHSU.
Games, quizzes and prizes will be the first half of the event. Items such as Cane’s gift cards will be awarded.
The second half will be the service project portion, as volunteers will plant mulch to make the trees healthier.
According to Program Specialist Emily Snider, this event is growing in popularity.
There are currently 55 people registered for the event, and Leadership Initiatives is hoping for more.
“It’s a service project, and that’s what our campus motto is all about,” Snider said. “It will be a great way to give back to the campus and community.”
According to Snider, who used to be a tour guide, tourists always admire the trees and the beauty on campus.
“It’s interesting to go from that perspective to actually being able to learn about the trees that everyone admires,” Snider said.
The event provides an opportunity to get service hours, win useful prizes, give back and make friends.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 936-294-3000.