Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Environmental Issues Seminars Open to Public at Three Rivers Community College

Christina Levere of Three Rivers Community College in Norwich asked if I would pass along information on free environmental seminars they are offering. Since they are no cost and the list of speakers and topics includes some names and information that may be of interest to many of you we decided we would pass it along.


NORWICH, Conn.—Three Rivers Community College is offering a series of environmental issues seminars, which may be taken for credit (as part of a paid program) or at no cost for personal enrichment. The seminars run from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. and include an impressive slate of topical experts. The seminars will be held on the Three Rivers campus in room C101.

For more information or to register contact TRCC Professor Diba Khan-Bureau at 860-885-2383 or email dkhan-bureau@trcc.commnet.edu.

1.  Jan. 25thWilliam Leahy, Eastern Connecticut State University: “Electric vehicles and their potential contribution to a sustainable environment and economy”
2.  Feb. 1st  – Thomas Worthley, UConn Extension Forestry: “Forest ecosystem services”
3.  Feb. 8th  – Dr. David Bingham, President, Salem Land Trust: “The importance of  environmental stewardship”
4. Feb. 15hJudy Preston, Tidewater Institute: “A growing problem; coastal water quality challenges from lawns”
5.  Feb. 22thElizabeth Timpe, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD Student, UConn: “Global amphibian declines: are we in the midst of the sixth mass extinction?” 
6.  Feb. 29th  – Ed Jutila, State Representative: “Connecticut regulations and the environment”
7.  March 7th Anthony Irving, former president of the Lyme Land Trust: “Lessons from the Eightmile Wild and scenic river designation”
8.  March 14thGreg Bugbee, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: “Invasive aquatic plants found in Connecticut lakes”
9. March 28st  - Brian Murphy, Conn. Department of Environmental Protection: “Stream restoration efforts in eastern Connecticut”
10.  April 4th  – Adam Ney, CBIA, Corporate Sustainability Operating in the Growing Green Economy: “Connecticut’s businesses enhancing their commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, workforce development and ROI”
11. April 11thDon Gerwick, Gerwick - Mereen Engineering; Tom Wagner, Director Town Planner and Maureen Fitzgerald, Town Planner Inland Wetland Officer for the Town of Waterford:The Coca-Cola project: environmental planning and stormwater management”
12. April 18th Dr. Hedley Freake, UConn Nutritional Sciences: “Food, health and the environment”
13. April 25thMichael Beauchene, Conn. Department of Environmental Protection:
“Rapid bioassessment, benthic macro invertebrates survey and management”
14. May 2nd  - David Stokes, Conn. Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management: “Hazardous waste management and enforcement”
15. May 9thHank Gruner, Vice President of Science Center of Conn. & Biodiversity Coordinator, Connecticut Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society: “Construction design challenges to maintain biodiversity”
16. May 16th - Dr. Michael Dietz, UConn Extension office Program Director NEMO: “The Jordan Cove Project: stormwater and low impact design”


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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