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Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 p.m., ESS study abroad picnic

If you are interested in finding out about ESS study abroad programs, come to this picnic and talk with ESS students who have recently returned from abroad. We will serve international food to set the mood!
Location: Outside Dana Science Center

Friday, September 15, 3:30 p.m., ESS paddle on Fish Creek

All interested students are welcome to join us on an exploration of Fish Creek in kayaks and canoes, followed by a picnic dinner.

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. – ESS Keynote speaker Judith Enck: “The Federal assault on the environment”

Judith Enck is a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development.  She served as the Administrator of EPA’s Region 2 (which includes New York) for seven years under President Obama.  She also served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s Office.  She recently finished a teaching position at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
Location:  Filene Auditorium

Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 p.m., informational tables from local environmental groups

Informational tables from local environmental and conservation groups will be set up in advance of the keynote address.  If you are interested in finding out about internship or volunteer opportunities, please come by to talk to local representatives.
Location: Tang Museum

October 2-6, Jody Sperling Dance Residency on Climate Change

Choreographer Jody Sperling traveled to the arctic on a research ship.  During her multi-day campus visit, she will share both her methods for dance-making in such an inhospitable environment as well as the science motivating the expedition. 

Thursday, October 26, 5 pm – ESS Advising Meeting

In advance of registration for spring courses, the ESS Program will hold a meeting to introduce students to the ESS curriculum and answer questions about major and minor requirements and upcoming courses. ESS faculty will give an overview of the program, and then students will break into small groups to discuss the different tracks of the ESS major.

Saturday, October 28 – Community Farm Day field trip to Soul Fire Farm

Join interested students for a work day at an immersion farm for farmers of color.  Soul Fire Farm is a fully organic farm that works toward food sovereignty and justice and has trained hundreds of new farmers over its tenure.

Friday, December 8 – ESS Holiday Party

Join ESS faculty and students in celebrating the end of the fall semester.