Environmental Studies
Holloway Hall

ENVR News and Events


Second Semester Offerings

What’s Happening In Your City & County?

Wednesday, March 4

Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Jake Day, President of Salisbury’s City Council, and Lee Beauchamp, civil engineer and former director of WCPW, will share current and potential environmental initiatives at the city and county levels, and some of the barriers that exist (politically and otherwise) to making these changes. The discussion will include new renewable energy projects (wind, solar, biomass) that the County and City are working on together.

To Be Or Not To Be: Scale Matters  Wednesday, March 25 Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.m.

Continuing the environmental studies tradition of pairing faculty from diverse disciplines in a conversation on a common theme, Dr. Michael Folkoff from Geography and ENVR’s own Dr. James Hatley will explore a case study of ponds in Wicomico county and the questions of scale and its significance that emerge whenever one engages in environmental thinking.

Sustainable Maryland: A"Greenprint" for Communities Tues March 31, 6:30 PM, HS 243 Mr. Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC), Environmental Finance Center, the University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Smart Growth Club 

Sustainability – Isn’t That What Everybody Plans? Monday April 6th, 6:30 PM, HS 103 Ms. Jacquelyn M. Seneschal, AICP, President, American Planning Association- MD Chapter. Sponsored by the Smart Growth Club.

Thinking in Place: Traditional Knowledge and the Humanity of Ecological Wisdom in Niitsitapi Creation Stories Wednesday, April 15 Henson Science Hall 243, 7 p.mDr. Nimachia Hernandez, a member of the Anishinaabe Nation, independent scholar and former fellow in the Women's Studies in Religion Program at the Divinity School of Harvard University, will share insights gained in her long-term research on her people's traditional stories focusing on modes of knowing arising through attentive interaction with place.


Songs of the Chesapeake: Music and Stories of the Chesapeake Bay

Wednesday, April 22  Lawn of Seagull Square, 6:30 p.m. (rain location HS 243)

A special Earth Day treat! Musicians Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwarz perform songs from and about the Chesapeake, hosted by Tom Horton.