Earth Day Fair, ‘The National Parks’ Documentary Screening Slated at Duquesne

The Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University is hosting an Earth Day Fair followed by a screening of a segment from the renowned series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, in observance of Earth Day 2016 and in conjunction with the National Park Service centennial.

Filmed over the course of more than six years, The National Parks: America's Best Idea examines the birth of the idea of the national park in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution through nearly 150 years. The series, produced by Ken Burns and with writer Dayton Duncan, includes scenes from locales including Acadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and more.

Participants will receive free trail mix and be eligible for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Wednesday, April 20: Earth Day Fair at 4 p.m., screening at 4:30 pm.

Lecture Hall #2, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information:   This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by emailing

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