Dakota College at Bottineau is celebrating the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day with numerous events including a 5K Walk/Run; a visit from Will Weaver, author of "Sweet Land"; a panel discussion and several breakout sessions focusing on "Agriculture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." DCB will also be hosting two art exhibits that tie into this year's theme.
"Land in Her Own Name" will be on display in the college's library, which is located in the new addition of Thatcher Hall, throughout the month of April. North Dakota State University sociologist Elaine Lindgren studied more than 290 cases of women who homesteaded in North Dakota. The voices of these women are told through pictures in a clear story about the state. "Land in Her Own Name" was first exhibited during the North Dakota state centennial in 1989. The women are identified by names they used when filing their claims. There are 24 framed panels depicting the story of the women homesteaders in North Dakota.
"Earth as Art" is the third in the series of award-winning Landsat satellite images of Earth, acquired nearly 450 miles above planet's surface. Forty satellite images were selected for the exhibit based on their aesthetic appeal. Cloud formations, mountain ranges, islands, deltas, and glaciers seen from space take on patterns resembling abstract art with their striking textures and brilliant colors. Landsat satellites monitor the interaction of key natural processes and human land use such as vegetation growth, deforestation, agriculture, coastal and river erosion, wildfire potential, snow accumulation, reservoir replenishment, and urbanization. The United States Geological Survey's Earth as Art exhibition will be on display in the Bottineau Tech Center from April 20 to May 4.
The public is welcome to view the exhibits.