Spring 2014 Lecture Series, link to

Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Investing in Carbon Reduction, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry ’04, Adidas Group
Tuesday, September 24
Room 1, Olin Science Center

How Clean is Clean?: Changing Ideas of Environmental Contamination at Hazardous Waste Sites in the US, Visiting Faculty, Teresa Spezio
Wednesday, September 25
Fairchild Room, Dana

Food as Teacher: Four Decades Later What Have We Learned, Frances Moore Lappe
Tuesday, October 1
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Growing the Wind Industry in ME: Opportunities and Challenges, Sue Jones, Community Wind Energy Partners
Wednesday, October 9
Fairchild Room, Dana Hall

Into the Wilderness: A Colby grad’s journey into the conservation field in Maine, Aaron Megquier, Friends of Baxter State Park
Wednesday, October 23
Fairchild Room, Dana Hall

Nancy Tuchman, Hollis Lecture Fall 2013, Director of Institute of Sustainability, Loyola Univeristy
Tuesday, October 29
Room 1, Olin Science Center

The real Hunger Games: The Farm Bill fight for our food, health, water, and money. Tom Berry, Field Representative for Vermont Senator Leahy
Tuesday, November 5
Olin 1

Reconnecting the Penobscot River to the Sea: Revitalizing the watershed, Cheryl Daigle
Wednesday, November 13
Fairchild Room, Dana

Building a sustainable seafood system for Maine in a changing climate, Dr. Robin Alden
Tuesday, November 19
Olin 1

Environmental Consulting and Wetland Science: A career that blends science, policy, and fresh air, Bill McCloy, Normadue Associates
Wednesday, November 20
Fairchild Room, Dana

Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Lunchtime Lectures
From Mayflower Hill to Environmental Policy Advocate, Emmie Theberge, NRCM and Colby alumWednesday, February 20

Fairchild Room, Dana

The Economics of Conservation and Ecosystem Services, Dr. Sahan Dissanayke, Colby

Wednesday, March 20

Fairchild Room, Dana
Maine: Open for Open Pit Mining?, Nick Bennett, NRCM Staff Scientist

Wednesday, April 10

Fairchild Room, Dana
Understanding changing landscapes along a river estuary continuum: The Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas, Prof. Denise Bruesewitz, Colby

Wednesday, April 17 Fairchild Room, Dana

Mapping Patagonia, Ross Donihue and Marty Schnure

Monday, April 29

Fairchild Room, Dana


Evening Lectures

Undergraduates Under the Trees, Dr. Margaret Lowman

Thursday, February 28

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond
A Sea in Flame; How Negligence caused the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Dr. Carl Safina, ES Mellon Fellow

Tuesday, March 12

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond
Pharmaceutical Compounds and Ecosystem Function: An Emerging Research Challenge for Aquatic Ecologists, Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall, CARY Institute

Tuesday, April 2 Olin 1

So What’s Happening to the Gulf of Maine Cod?, Ted Ames, MacArthur Fellow

Tuesday, April 9 Olin 1

Ocean Apocolaypse, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, Smithsonian Institute and Scripps

Tuesday, April 23

Olin 1

Lecture Series Archive

The Environmental Studies Program has been hosting a robust lectures series for our students and the broader community for a number of years.  You can find recent talks listed below.