Troubled Waters: Seeking Ethical and Sustainable Solutions
Earth Days 2009 at Salem State College: April 13 - 22
For the past 9 years, HealthLink and Salem State College have collaborated on the week-long Earth Day educational events for students and the community.
Public welcome! Student research posters on display in Ellison Hall. Movies, panel discussions and guest speakers.
This year's theme explores the many dimensions of water. Water is the basis of life on Earth. It is one of the most abundant elements of our atmosphere. It shapes the land, from highest mountain to deepest valley. It is embedded in our history, in our culture, and in our daily lives. Modern society cannot function without regular access to abundant sources of water - for drinking, for growing food, for cleaning and basic sanitation, for transportation, and for innumerable other purposes. Two-thirds of Earth's surface is covered in water, and yet only the tiniest fraction of that water is fresh and directly usable. Managing and protecting our water resources in a sustainable manner is crucial to the welfare of society and the planet. We invite you to participate in this year's Earth Day events to celebrate, contemplate and discuss the many dimensions of water.
April 13 - 24
3-D Artwork Display in Meier Hall Central Courtyard
This year’s Earth Days celebration will include an indoor and outdoor exhibition of environmentally-related student artwork. A miniature golf installation by students will be exhibited in the outdoor central courtyard, John L. George Garden, of Meier Hall of North Campus. The installation can be viewed and played from April 13 through April 24.
Monday, April 13
Environmental Career Forum, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Veterans Hall, ECC
Representatives from state and federal government, environmental organizations, activist groups, watershed groups and more will attend. Students should come to network with environmental professionals, to investigate summer and academic year internships, and learn about potential jobs. Faculty coordinator for this event: Prof. Rick Brandt, Geography
Over 80 research posters, submitted by SSC students in many disciplines, will be judged in the morning. Visitors are encouraged to view the posters and speak with the students who created them during the competition phase and until 12:30pm. We will also be featuring an Earth Day art exhibit and competition in Vets Hall.
Faculty coordinator for poster competition: Prof. Marcos Luna, Geography
Faculty coordinator for art exhibit & competition: Prof. Ken Reker, Art
"Managing the Troubled Waters of the North Shore and Boston"
1:30 - 3:00pm, Martin Luther King Room, ECC
April 14 - 17: SSC Earth Days Film & Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 22
Social Hour, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Veterans Hall, EC
Please come for coffee, tea, and delicious desserts! Meet the members of our Earth Day Planning Committee and the speakers & award recipients for our evening program!
Earth Days 2009 Evening Program, 7:00 - 8:45pm, Veterans Hall, ECC
For More Info
Contact Co-coordinators of the Earth Day Planning Committee:
John Hayes, Geography, 978-542-6922
Hope Benne, History
Participating 2008-09 Earth Day Committee Members
|Kevin Beckwith, Economics
|Rick Brandt, Geography
||Lynn Nadeau, HealthLink
|Martha Dansdill & Jody Howard, HealthLink
||Peter Oehlkers, Communications
|Ryan Fisher, Biology
||Ken Reker, Art
|Marcos Luna, Geography
||Carly Schumacher, Student
|Krishna Mallick, Philosophy
||Steve Silvern, Geography
||Alan Young, Biology
The Biological Society, the Salem Geographical Society, and the Earth Science Association
Financial Support for Earth Days 2009 Generously Provided By:
President Patricia Maguire Meservey, Office of the President, Salem State College
Dean Marc Glasser, The Graduate School, Salem State College