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CURRENT EVENTS 2014-2015

Please also see the Event Calendar link for Environmental Studies: http://cms.skidmore.edu/events/index.cfm?deptref=54

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Tuesday, September 9, 5 pm  Outside Dana – ES Study Abroad picnic
If you are interested in finding out about ES study abroad programs, come to this picnic and talk with ES students who have recently returned from abroad.  We will serve international food to set the mood!

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Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 pm, ES Keynote Speaker Auden Schendler: “Great Fear, Great Hope: Meaningful Action in a Climate Changed World"
Vice-President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company and author of Getting Green Done, Mr. Schendler will discuss how to implement climate solutions in the real world.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

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Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 pm , Environmental Opportunities Fair
Informational tables from local environmental and conservation groups will be set up in advance of the keynote talk.  If you are interested in finding out about internship or volunteer opportunities, please come by to talk to local representatives.
Location: Gannett Lobby

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Friday, October 24 – field trip to the Darrow School Environmental Center
Students will visit the Darrow School in New Lebanon NY to visit their Living Machine and Samson Environmental Center.  The Living Machine uses natural ecosystems as a model to clean wastewater and sewage from school dorms and other campus buildings before returning the water to the Hudson River watershed.  Nature’s “processors” – a diversity of microorganisms, snails, oxygen, fish, and basic plant life – are used to break down and digest organic pollutants.  

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October – Advising Meeting for students interested in Environmental Studies
In advance of registration for spring courses, the ES Program will hold a meeting to introduce students to the ES curriculum and answer questions about major and minor requirements and upcoming courses.  ES faculty will give an overview of the program, and then students will break into small groups to discuss the different tracks of the ES major.  A date and time will be announced in early October.

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