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Spring 2016 Speakers and Seminars:

Wednesday, February 3 Henson 243, 7 p.m. Study Abroad Experiences ENVR students share their study abroad experiences from the past year. Hear their stories and learn about possibly opportunities for travel!

Wednesday, February 10, 6 pm ENVR House. Interest Meeting for ENVR 460 & 495 Summer I Kayaking class taught by Tom Horton and Bill Nelson. Spend a month kayaking and camping around Delmarva, experiencing the best of the peninsula and meeting more than 50 scientists, educators, environmental activists and artists!

Wednesday, February 17 Henson 243, 7 p.m. Seabed Mapping in the Chesapeake Bay Andrew McGowan from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will discuss the process of using sonar systems for benthic characterization and habitat assessment. These methods are used to identify locations for oyster reef restoration site placement and potential Atlantic Sturgeon breeding grounds. Habitat assessments such as these are vital to restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Wednesday March 2 Henson 243, 7 pm Peer Advising Session. Here’s a great opportunity to learn firsthand from upperclass ENVR students: strategies, opportunities, helpful pointers and hints. Use their experience to get the most out of your coming fall/year/undergrad career at SU.

Wednesday, March 9 Henson 243, 7 p.m. Can Drone Technology Solve Global Problems? Unmanned aerial vehicles often evoke mental images of military actions, however they can be an inexpensive, safe alternative for many data collection activities in environmental studies. What happens when four professors and students from seven majors come together to develop uses for drones that promote scientific and humanitarian activities? Dr. Patrice Ludwig from the Department of Biology at James Madison University will share student outcomes and discuss this innovative project.

Wednesday, April 13 Henson 243, 7 p.m. Crabs, Crabbing & the Chesapeake Bay In honor of the release of the film Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, SU’s Environmental Studies Department hosts a panel of experts to discuss the importance of blue crabs to everyone, from consumers to researchers to watermen, in the Chesapeake Bay.

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