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Department of Integrated Environmental Science Announces Second Annual Earth-Week Teach-In Schedule April 16 – 22, 2018

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Bethune-Cookman University Department of Integrated Environmental Science Announces Second Annual Earth-Week Teach-In Schedule

Earth Week Teach-In Keynote Address and School of Graduate Studies Seminar

"Moving Toward a More Sustainable Future: The Role of Universities and the Public"

Friday, April 20, 2018

 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- The Department of Integrated Environmental Science (IES) at Bethune-Cookman University will host its second annual Earth Week Teach-In, April 16 – 22, 2018, at various venues in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna and Ormond Beach, Florida.. 

“The Earth Week Teach-In is an outreach effort of IES associated with Earth Day, where faculty and graduate students offer short classes geared to the general public on scientific and environmental topics relevant to the Daytona Beach region,” said Dr. Michael A. Reiter, chair, integrated environmental science.  All classes are free and open to the public.

Date and Time:Monday, April 16, 2018; 1 – 3 p.m.

Title:"What is Science?"  

Speaker: Dr. Michael A. Reiter, Bethune-Cookman University

Venue:United Church of Christ New Smyrna Beach, 203 Washington St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Contact:Rev. Dr. Diane MacMonegle Langworthy, 386-428-2352, newsmyrnabeachucc@gmail.com

 

Date and Time:Monday, April 16, 2018; 2 – 4 p.m.

Title:"Environmentally Friendly Landscaping"  

Speaker:Dr. Don Spence, Bethune-Cookman University

Venue:Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Contact:Jessy Wayles, 386-428-4828, Jessy@marinediscoverycenter.org

 

Date and Time:Thursday, April 19, 2018; 12:30 2:30 p.m.

Title: "A Case Study in Environmental Injustice – Strategies for Doing Justice"

Speaker:Dr. Michael Humphreys, Bethune-Cookman University

Venue:Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Contact:Kristin Bennett, Director of Community Programs, 386-676-4191 ext. 21088, kbennett@volusia.org

 

Date and Time:Thursday, April 19, 2018; 4 – 6 p.m.

Title:“The Art of Hydroponics”

Speaker:Jennifer Spain, Bethune-Cookman University

Venue:ACA/Yurick Studios, Douglas Fine Arts and Collectibles, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168

Contact:Eve Payor, Director of Community Programs, Harris House, 386-427-6975, epayor@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

 

Earth Week Teach-In Keynote Address and School of Graduate Studies Seminar 

Date and Time:Friday, April 20, 2018; 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Title:"Moving Toward a More Sustainable Future: The Role of Universities and the Public"

Speaker:Dr. Stephen Mulkey, Past President, Unity College, Maine

Venue:Bethune-Cookman University, Science Building, Room S117

Contact:Michael Reiter, 386-481-2695, reiterm@cookman.edu

 

Title:"Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Marine Communities"

Date and Time:Sunday, April 22, 2018; 6 – 8 p.m.

Speaker:Dr. Sarah Krejci, Bethune-Cookman University

Venue:Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 403 West Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL  

Contact:David Herr, President, 518-766-4200, dherr1460@gmail.com

 

Further information can be obtained from the contact at each venue or from Dr. Michael A. Reiter, chair of integrated environmental science, at reiterm@cookman.edu.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.

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