Middlebury

November 15, 2000

Middlebury College Environmental
Studies Students to Share Projects with the Public

 

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Middlebury
College students enrolled in the environmental studies course
"Natural Science and the Environment" will present the results of a
semester-long literature review of specific environmental issues,
both regional and global, at a poster session open house on Thursday,
Nov. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Informal
Learning Space on the 6th floor of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial
Way off College Street (Route 125). It is free and open to the
public.

Called a poster session because
students construct posters outlining their findings and display them
at the session, the event will allow students to guide observers
through their research step-by-step. Students will display 26 posters
on topics that include coral bleaching, Eurasian milfoil,
agricultural issues ranging from local water quality to the potential
impact of global warming, technological possibilities for the future
such as electric cars and photovoltaic power, and pfiesteria―a
toxic organism that is responsible for some red tides in estuaries
along the eastern seaboard.

The "Natural Science and the
Environment" course is taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of
Chemistry Lori Del Negro and Assistant-in-Instruction for
Environmental Science Mary Gaudette.

"This is an informal event and we
encourage members of the public to come explore their interests with
us. It’s a chance to ask questions on these topics and to share
expertise with the students," said Del Negro.

For more information, contact Lori
Del Negro, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, at
443-3426.

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