Area students in grades seven to 12 can participate in The University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest.  The contest is offered free of charge and this year’s essay theme is “Caring for the Earth’s Critters.”

Essay submissions must be postmarked on or before April 1 and can be mailed to The University of Scranton, Provost Office, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510, Attn: Earth Day Essay Contest. Electronic submissions must be sent to linda.walsh@scranton.edu on or before April 3.

Essay submissions will be showcased and contest winners announced at the Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science event on Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will include refreshments and interactive science experiments and displays presented by University students.

Visit the University’s website for submission rules and details (https://www.scranton.edu/sustainability/docs/earth-week-2019/earth-day-essay-contest-guidelines-01-18-19.pdf), or call 570-941-7520.