Environmental Studies
Holloway Hall

ENVR News and Events

      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 Service day See Mr Nelson or Dr Ransom for details

Saturday 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                                                    Featuring 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.

 Wednesday, November 19 • Henson 243, 7 pm  Panel Discussion: Environmental Regulations and the Local Farm Movement                                                                                                                                 Salisbury 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 nutrient  management – 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.