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Environmental Studies Colloquium This Spring at SU

Environmental Studies Colloquium This Spring at SU

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Colloquium Series returns this spring with three presentations 7 p.m. select Wednesdays during the semester in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

Topics include:

  • February 7 – “Study Abroad Experiences”: Hear student stories and learn about winter term, summer term and semester-long opportunities for learning and travel.
  • March 6 – “Discovering Ways People Connect and Find Enthusiasm in the Natural World": Alonso Abugattas Jr., natural resource manager in Arlington County, VA, and founder of Capital Naturalist, has been a professional naturalist interpreter and environmental educator for over 30 years. He shares his personal journey of starting master naturalist chapters and working as a naturalist, along with his involvement in environmental organizations and social media initiatives.
  • March 27 – “Paddling the Delmarva Peninsula: More Than Just Sightseeing”: In 2012, outdoor recreation consultant Laura Scharle set a goal to circumnavigate the entire Delmarva peninsula by kayak. What was to be a fun way to see the sights and get outside more often turned into an 11-year journey of growth – physical, professional and emotional — through 600 miles of stunning scenery and local culture.
  • April 10 – “Saving Delmarva: Collaborating Across Three States and Two Watersheds”: When she retired at the end of 2023, Kate Patton had spent 18 years as executive director of the Lower Shore Land Trust. Patton, who believes “the role of the land trust is crucial to preserving the unique character of the Eastern Shore; the small towns, the patchwork of forests and farms, and the rivers, creeks, and bays where people work and play,” discusses her insights on preserving the region’s distinctive landscape.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass.

For more information call 410-548-3848.

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