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ENVR News and Events

Seminars, Speakers and Activities


Wednesday, September 20 • Conway Hall 153, 7 p.m.

Indigenous Landscapes of Delmarva  

Jeff Kirwan, emeritus professor and Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation extension specialist, has spent his career conducting research on indigenous ecology and cultural landscapes, particularly on Delmarva. A member of the Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians on his native Eastern Shore of Maryland, he shares an overview of his findings on how indigenous peoples have managed the landscapes of Delmarva. Co-sponsored by the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture


Wednesday, October 25 • Conway Hall 153, 7 p.m.

Lessons from the Forest

Conway Hall 153, 7 p.m.

An SU emeritus professor of biology and one of the founding members of SU’s Environmental Studies program, Joan Maloof is now the executive director of the Old Growth Forest Network, an NGO that she founded to promote old growth forest preservation throughout the U.S. She discusses our native forests: what is happening to them and what should be doneto preserve them. More information can be found at


Wednesday, November 29 •  Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall, 7 p.m.

Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation & Future

NABB CENTER LECTURE: Kate Livie, associate curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, discusses the history and future of oysters in the Chesapeake. Based on her book Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future, winner of the Maryland Historical Society’s 2016 Brewington Book Prize. In this lecture, she will provide an overview of the history and prospects for the on-going attempts at restoring the Bay's once plentiful oyster population.

Co-sponsored with the Environmental Studies Colloquium Series and Fulton School.​

Bike Loan Program :  Program Waiver

Want a faster way to get fom class to class or across campus instead of walking?  Then try the ENVR Bike Loan Program!  It's free!  It's the same as checking out a book out of the library.  All you have to do is fill out the liability waiver (attached above) and bring it to the ENVR house, give it to the program specialist and you will be given a bike.  Not only do you get the bike, but you also get a helmet, a lock, and two pannier bags!




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