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Environmental Studies Program Conferences
Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College, in conjunction with partner universities, colleges, and research institutions, is hosting a conference on March 1, 2013 in Waterville, Maine, that will focus on students as catalysts for large landscape conservation.
This conference will provide students, practitioners, and scholars with the opportunity to network with, and learn from, peers and leading experts from North America and beyond working in the field of large landscape conservation.
One feature of the conference will be a conservation innovation contest for students. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit essays or creative contributions, such as videos. Authors of winning contributions will receive travel reimbursements to attend the conference up to $500. One essay will be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming book on large landscape conservation to be published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Additional essays will be considered for publication in an issue of an international conservation journal. Students unable to attend the conference are encouraged to attend via web conferencing.
The organizers also are soliciting student posters for display and presentation at the conference. These posters will not be considered as part of the conservation innovation contest for students.
For additional information about the student essay contest, registration, and other conference details, see http://web.colby.edu/
For questions about the conference, please contact: email@example.com
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Protecting Livelihoods and Landscapes in Northern Maine
May 4-5, 2007
May 2007 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, whose 1962 best-selling book, Silent Spring, is widely regarded as inspiring the modern environmental movement in the U.S. Carson opened the public's eyes for the first time to the dangers of synthetic pesticides, and provided momentum for the establishment of the sweeping U.S. environmental policies of the early 1970's, some of the world's earliest comprehensive environmental laws. Carson, a marine biologist as well as a writer, also wrote three books about the sea.
April 2-3, 2005
-Educate participants about climate change.
-Share ideas and experiences with other Maine and Canadian colleges and universities.
-Exchange best practices to achieve campus sustainability.
-Continue efforts to build a network of schools committed to addressing environmental issues on their campuses into the future.
-Inspire participants to campus action through goal setting.
-Provide students with training, contacts, and insights important for successful campus greening.
For more information: http://www.colby.edu/environ/climate/