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CAMP teams celebrate Earth Day at Main Street Square
Release Date Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 16, 2014) – CAMP Teams from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will showcase their projects at the Earth Day Celebration from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Main Street Square.

Vehicles on display will include the Supermileage vehicle, which has run 668 miles on single gallon of fuel; the Alternative Fuel Vehicle, a zero emissions, electric snowmobile for transportation in emissions sensitive testing areas in Greenland; and the Human-Powered Vehicle. Students will also be on hand to answer questions.

Local organizations and businesses will have booths to sell merchandise, demonstrate their eco-friendliness and inform the community on ways to positively impact the environment. Other highlights include the Black Hills Raptor Center’s bird performances, a recycling craft for kids and educational environment demonstrations.

CAMP is the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production. The center is designed to teach students engineering, science and design skills, as well as the ability to work in teams. Team members design, build, market and raise money for their projects.