In honor of Earth Week, Middlesex Community College is hosting a screening and discussion of the environmental film “Gasland Part II” on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in Chapman Hall. “Gasland Part II” looks at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method of extracting natural gas and oil.

This event is free and open to the public. A light supper will be served. This event is co-sponsored by MxCC’s Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS), Food and Water Watch, and the Jonah Center for Earth and Art. For more information on Earth Week events at MxCC, visit

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, the shoreline, and online.