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Remembrance Day for Lost SpeciesCampus Calendar


Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Baker 408, Gateway Tabling Space

Event Description: On Thurs., March 5, in collaboration with the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY-ESF students will host a day-long series of campus activities in observance of Remembrance Day for Lost Species. (A tradition that originated in the UK, Remembrance Day for Lost Species is “a chance each year to explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities” (www.lostspeciesday.org).

The day will include a a storytelling circle, a ceremony, a species appreciation walk, educational games, and more (see schedule below).

The central event will be a ceremony held during College Hour (11am - 12:30pm) where we will gather as a campus community to hold space for the grief, remembrance, and healing needed to restore our relationships with each other and with our fellow beings.

For more information, contact Jess Cherofsky (jacherof@esf.edu)

Schedule to date (updates to come):

• Ceremony for Grief and Appreciation, followed by a meal: 11am-12:30pm [Baker 408]

• Threatened Species Jenga: 11am-12:45pm [Gateway]

• Species Appreciation Walk through ESF campus and Oakwood Cemetery: 12:45-1:45pm [Leaving from ceremony space in Baker 408]

• Extinction Gallery: Time/Location TBA

• Collaborative Braided Rug Crafting: Time/Location TBA

• Story Circle: Time/Location TBA

Stay tuned for a final schedule!

Jess Cherofsky

Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

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