Environmental Studies
Holloway Hall

ENVR News and Events

      Monday October 20, Fulton 111, 6 pm Solar Fab Lab Visiting artists Coral Lambert and Paul Higham will discuss working in their custom Airstream fabrication lab (solar powered!). They will also host an open studio and live demonstrations in Red Square Tues Oct  21 from noon-2 pm and 3-5 pm.

Wednesday, October 22• Henson 243, 7 pm  Dolphins and Aquaria: The National Aquarium and its new policies                                                                                                                                                         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.

 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.