ENVR News and Events
Wednesday, September 10 • Henson 243, 7 pm
Internships in Environmental Studies
Featuring Environmental Studies students:
Students share their internship experiences and projects
from the previous summer and spring.
Thursday, September 11 • Pavilion/Lawn of Seagull Square, 6:30
Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwarz, “Songs
of the Chesapeake,” Music and Stories of the Chesapeake Bay
Musicians Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwarz perform songs from
and about the Chesapeake, hosted by Tom Horton.
September 13, Living History event at Pocomoke River State Park
(events Fri, Sat & Sun)
Local historical organizations such as the
Purnell Museum, Pocomoke Indian Nation (Dugout Canoe), Furnace
Town, the Salisbury Zoo, Civil War-era Living Historians, the
Nabb Research Center, and the Ocean City Life Guard Station
Museum will be on hand to share their specialties.
Sunday the Park will host an Auto tour of the Civilian
Conservation Corps Camp ruins, and some of the structures they
built during the 1930s. The event will focus on Leave No
Trace Outdoor Ethics and the Leave What You Find
Saturday, September 20 Assateague Coastal Trust Cleanup,
Assateague State Park, 8-12
ENVR will provide van
transportation to this fun & important cleanup.
Wednesday, September 24 • Henson 243, 7 pm
Celebrating Nature: A Conversation between
a Naturalist and a Poet
Featuring Ron Gutberlet and Nancy Mitchell, Biology and
Environmental Studies Department faculty
Continuing the Environmental Studies tradition of pairing
faculty from diverse disciplines discussing a common theme, this
offering draws from the talents of poet Nancy Mitchell, and
biologist Ron Gutberlet, in a discussion of the art and act of
celebrating and studying nature.
Wednesday, October 8 •
Henson 243, 7 pm Empires on Ice: Science Nature, and
the Making of the Arctic
Featuring Andrew Stuhl, Assistant Professor of Environmental
Humanities at Bucknell University
Drawing on his award-winning
research on the far north, including a period teaching and
living among the Inuit of Canada, SU alum Stuhl speaks about the
history, cultures, and prospects of one of the world’s most
culturally and environmentally fragile and rapidly changing
Saturday October 11 Longhouse Open House at Handsell Mansion,
ENVR will provide van transportation: probably 10 am -3 pm
October 11 Community Nest Box-Building Workshop at ENVR House,
10-3 pm Make
your own bee nest box, bird nest box or bat roost box here at
the ENVR house!
October 18 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.
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,
Room TBA, 7:00 pmLaura 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).
Environmental Economics and Water
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.