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April 13, 2000

Brookhaven Lab Celebrates Earth Day With Week of Activities, April 15-22

EVENT: Week-long celebration leading up to Saturday, April 22, the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. Events on April 22 will include a four-mile race at 10:00 a.m., a "Fun Run" for children 12 and under and other activities for youngsters. Additional events will be held throughout the week (see below).

WHO: The public is invited to participate.

WHERE: Brookhaven National Laboratory

DETAILS: All week long, Brookhaven Lab will host a series of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. All of the events listed below are open to the public, and the media are also invited to attend. Events include:

Saturday, April 15

Tuesday, April 18

Thursday, April 20

Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Sponsors of Earth Week events include: Brookhaven Science Associates, Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association Mountain and Canoe Club, Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas, FLIK, Nardy Honda, Moriches Bay Audubon Society, Ortho-Sport Physical Therapy, Running Ahead, Runner's Edge, Second Wind, Simple Green, Super Runners, Teachers Federal Credit Union, the Town of Brookhaven, Upton Industries, Vytra and Walmart.

Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway, one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for -profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Last updated 5/28/99 by Public Affairs