ENVR News and Events
October 22, 6 pm "Connected," a documentary film with discussion
by Professor Dan Harris
Sponsored by the Smart Growth Club and Wicomico
Wednesday, October 22• Henson 243, 7
pm Dolphins and Aquaria: The National Aquarium and its new
The National Aquarium has
recently decided to change their policies regarding captive
dolphin performances. This colloquium will discuss these policy
shifts, and its implications.
Thursday, October 23,
Devilbiss 323, 7:00 pm
Environmental Economics and Water
Resources "Is Economics a Science?"
Laura Grant, environmental
economist and assistant professor at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, researches the provision of public goods
with a focus on voluntary actions and a second interest in water
resources (she has an undergraduate degree in hydrology).
Saturday October 25 Make-a-Heron Workshop at ENVR House, 10-3 pm
Form a team and enter the contest to make
the most appealing Heron sculpture out of found and recyclable
objects and help to promote Salisbury's "Stash Your Trash"
anti-litter campaign! Winning sculptures will be selected at the
November 3rd Friday.
Thursday, October 30,
Worcester Room (Commons), 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Salisbury University’s Institute for
Public Affairs and Civic Engagement has the distinct pleasure of
hosting United States Senator Tom Carper (D – DE) for a lecture
in the . The Senator will be discussing topics related to the
Constitution, environmental issues, and his personal experience
in politics. Students will also have the opportunity to engage
in a question and answer session with the Senator as well.
Saturday November 1: ENVR 102 Classes go to Pickering Creek for
Mr Nelson or Dr Ransom for details
November 8 Make-a-Heron Workshop #2 at ENVR House, 10-3 pm
Form a team and enter the contest
to make the most appealing Heron sculpture out of found and
recyclable objects and help to promote Salisbury's "Stash Your
Trash" anti-litter campaign! Winning sculptures will be selected
at the November 3rd Friday.
Wednesday, November 12• Henson 243, 7 pm Trees and the City
Charles Murphy, of Tree Baltimore
Trees have been shown
to have a number of positive impacts on cities, from regulating
heat to providing habitat for insects, birds, and other animals.
Murphy will discuss his experiences working to increase tree
cover in Baltimore.
Henson 243, 7 pm Panel Discussion: Environmental
Regulations and the Local Farm Movement
farmer Ted Wycall
and his Greenbranch Farm has been a leader in the sustainable
local food movement.
Often held up as a model of sustainable farming practices,
Wycall has nonetheless found
some environmental regulations – from storm water to
– intended to help the cleanup efforts on the Chesapeake Bay to
have unexpected and perverse impacts on his attempts to make a
living growing food.
This panel will consider the relationship between environmental
regulations and the local farm movement, using Wycall’s
experiences as a case study.