NORWICH, Conn. – Join us for free seminars on some of the biggest environmental issues challenging us today. Topics range from Bird Conservation to Approaches to Eating in the United States: Consequences for our Health and Environment, and Global Climate Change to Our Ancient Culture, taught by a range of experts in their fields. Congressman Joe Courtney will also address Earth Day ... 50 years! Environmental Issues in Connecticut and in the USA on April 8. Seminars are held in room C101 at Three Rivers Community College on Wednesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive promptly by 6 p.m.

(Note: These talks are included in Environmental Issues Seminar (K295) and Environmental Science Seminars (BIO 289), which can also be taken as three-credit courses. Call (860) 215-9016 for more information.)

March 11

The Management of Recreational Fishing: What it Means for Connecticut’s Economy and Environment - Mike Beauchene, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

March 25

International and National Concerns of Stormwater Pollution: Stormwater and Low Impact Design - Dr. Michael Dietz, Professor, UCONN Extension Office Program Director of NEMO

April 1

Our Ancient Climate - Dr. Peter Siver, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Connecticut College

April 8

Earth Day ... 50 years! Environmental Issues in Connecticut and in the USA -Congressman Joe Courtney

April 15

Invasive Aquatic Plants found in Connecticut Lakes - Greg Bugbee and Abigail Wiegand, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

April 22

Global Climate Change Abroad and in Connecticut: Consequences and Remedies - Dr. James O'Donnell, Professor of Marine Science, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)

April 29

Making Sense of the Geographical Distribution and Conservation of Connecticut’s Amphibians and Reptiles - Hank Gruner, Author, Vice President of Programs, Connecticut Science Center (retired), and Herpetologist

May 6

Hazardous Waste Management Regulations - David Stokes, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management and Enforcement

The seminars are coordinated by Diba Khan-Bureau, Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology, and are free and open to the public. For more info, contact Professor Diba Khan-Bureau at (860) 215-9443 or dkhan-bureau@ threerivers.edu.

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