April 22, 2009
Mendocino College Ukiah Campus
Lake & Willits Centers
Let's increase environmental awareness, encourage civic involvement and enhance environmental action!
Mendocino College will host an Earth Day event on Wednesday, April 22nd. Campus clubs, nonprofits, private and commercial displays will be set up on campus. In addition, student displays will be showcased, with information about global warming, how it is affecting us, and what we can do. Earth Day will be an educational, stimulating and fun day for everyone involved!
Mendocino County Water Agency
11:00-12:00 in the Little Theatre
Want to know more about water quality in our region? Come see Joe Scriven and Rebecca Kress give a joint presentation!
ANTARCTICA: what it teaches us about climate change and how scientists (and one mystery writer) learn it
12:30-1:30 in the Little Theatre
Sarah Andrews is the author of the Em Hansen forensic geology mystery series, which uses the vehicle of popular fiction to inform the reading public about complex ideas and issues in the geosciences. The series developed out of Sarah’s own professional experiences. It has expanded collaboratively as she works with an ever widening network of colleagues in industry, universities, and government agencies including state geological surveys, USGS, NSF, NASA, DOE, and FBI. Her most recent book, In Cold Pursuit, was based on her visits to field research stations in Antarctica on a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Sarah earned a B.A. in Geology from Colorado College and an M.S. in Earth Resources from Colorado State University. She applied her education first at the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver and then applied her USGS research findings to secondary and tertiary oil recovery; this expertise in turn she applied in her management of Superfund characterization and cleanup studies at Castle Air Force Base in Merced. While writing her mystery series, she has occasionally lectured in geology at Sonoma State University.
For more information on this terrific speaker, see the following website: http://www.sarahandrews.net/
Everyone is invited to this free event!
Special thanks to the Mendocino College Foundation and to the Friends of the Library for their generous awards to fund this event!
Don't miss the ASMC bike raffle!
"Earth Day is an annual event that promotes environmental awareness worldwide. We are planning a campus-wide event that will be open to prospective, continuing and past students, as well as the general public. Earth Day will highlight our commitment to environmental education and environmental stewardship."
- Rachel Donham, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
For More Information, please contact: Rachel Donham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Cardimona (email@example.com)