Science and Management Forum: Hydrofracking in Focus - What Every Citizen Needs to Know (May 5, 2012) 9:00am-12:00pm
Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook, NY
An overview of the science behind gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing, including potential groundwater impacts and the treatment of wastewater. Insight will also be provided by a medical doctor, a researcher with expertise in the social dynamics of surging gas extraction, and an industry representative. Reservations are required, name tags will be provided. Please note - our last two forums filled to capacity; early registration is recommended. Free and open to the public.
Mini Farming Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre (May 6, 2012) 2:00pm-3:30pm
Beacon Institute Gallery, 199 Main Street, Beacon, NY
The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries' Sunday Author Series presents author Brett L. Markham, with his guide to a holistic approach to small-area farming. Markham's book Mini Farming, Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre, will help lead the way to producing a harvest, which can result in up to 85 percent of an average family's food, providing plentiful savings and good garden times, regardless of the proverbial green thumb!
Clean Water Act at 40: Facing the Future (May 7, 2012) 8:30am-6:00pm
Student's Building, Multi-Purpose Room, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES) is presenting a conference recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA). The objective of the CWA was "...to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Nation's waters." Passage of the CWA led to unprecedented efforts to clean up our Nation's waters in an effort to render them "fishable and swimmable". After 40 years, it is now appropriate to revisit the CWA with a look forward at the potential problems and solutions for improving and maintaining water quality in the Hudson River estuary and its watershed.
Forest Walk with Paul Blaszak (May 12, 2012) 10:00am-11:30am
Beacon Institute's CEIE, base of Denning's Avenue, Beacon, NY
Join forester Paul Blaszak for a morning of tree identification, and a discussion of the human impact on forest succession at Denning's Point.
How Animals Think with Tom Langen (May 17, 2012) 7:00 pm
Beacon Institute CEIE, base of Denning's Avenue, Beacon, NY
Beacon Institute's Third Thursday Series at CEIE presents Tom Langen, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and psychology at Clarkson University, for a fascinating perspective on animal behavior. In his talk titled "How Animals Think", Dr. Langen will discuss research documenting how animals make choices when at risk, sharing surprising similarities to humans in their decision-making processes. Dr. Langen, who teaches animal behavior, ecology, conservation biology and global environmental change at Clarkson University, is also an active researcher who applies his knowledge of animal behavior to real-world challenges. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY ESF: Inaugural Symposium of Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Land Use (June 1-3, 2012)
Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, NY
This event will highlight research from across professions and disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use, and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics. The aim of this symposium is to generate conversation around a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice. New and in-process work from a range of disciplines and professional fields will be represented and integrated into the symposium discourse. For more information contact Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yale Summer Symposium: Religion and Environmental Stewardship (June 5 -7, 2012)
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
This environmental symposium -aimed at clergy, lay leaders, and seminary faculty-will engage experts from Yale and across the country to address topics such as the greening of seminaries and churches, curricular initiatives in eco-theology, climate change, environmental justice, and preaching and liturgical approaches to environmental stewardship. The symposium will include a screening, and discussion, of the movie Journey of the Universe, for which Yale Divinity School Senior Lecturer and Research Scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim served as executive producers. The symposium is co-sponsored by YDS, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. Tuition is $100, and the registration deadline is May 15th.
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October 10-12, 2012
AMNH Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (SCCS-NY)
American Museum of Natural History, New York City
The Student Conference on Conservation Science was created in 2000 by the University of Cambridge, and is currently held annually in Cambridge, New York, and Bangalore, India. The 2012 SCCS-NY is hosted by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Collaborating institutions include Cambridge University, Columbia University Earth Institute, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Princeton University.
October 18-21, 2012
The NYS Outdoor Education Association 44th Annual Conference
The New York State Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA) 44th Annual Conference will be held Thursday to Sunday, October 18-21, at Long Island's very own, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multi-program national laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Assoc. for the U.S. Department of Energy with its 5,000+ acres of woods, grassy fields, and an on campus pond, BNL makes the perfect backdrop for the NYSOEA conference, as STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math, plays a large role in this year's theme: "Outdoor Education has always been green, and an effective way to teach STEM."
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from three accomplished and inspiring speakers: Jaimie Cloud founder of President of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, Patti Wood, co-founder & Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, and Carl Safina, world renowned scientific writer and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute.
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October 27, 2012
9th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium, hosted by Marist College