Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

24 days away !

ENVIRONMENTAL UNIVERSITY

Area high school students are invited to attend “Environmental University,” an exciting and educational program held each Fall on the Pace University Pleasantville campus. The event provides an overview of various opportunities to enhance awareness of urgent environmental issues and to showcase several current Pace educational initiatives.

This year’s program will feature a number of graduate students and Pace faculty presenting their research and discussing various areas of expertise. Activities will include dialogue with faculty and students through an interactive forum and a series of hands-on programs.

This unique learning experience will take place on Wednesday October 17, 2018, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Registration will open soon.
 

AGENDA

8:30-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00 Introductions
Richard B. Schlesinger, PhD
Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment

Angelo Spillo, MPA
Director of the Dyson College Nature Center
9:00-9:45 Panel Presentation: Environmental Systems CoLab
Moderator: John Cronin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs
Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
9:45-10:00 Break - Transition to Field Study 1
10:00-10:45 Field Study 1
Students rotate to preassigned hands-on field experiences using Pace University's pond, nature trails, and science labs
10:45-11:00 Break - Transition to Field Study 2 
11:00-11:45 Field Study 2
11:45-12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:40-1:10 Nature Center Tour
1:10-1:50 Birds of Prey: A presentation and "flying" demonstration 
James Eyring, Master Falconer and Assistant Director of the Dyson College Nature Center
1:50-2:00 Adjourn


Field Study Labs

LABS

PROFESSOR

LOCATION


1 Real-time monitoring
(ES-CoLab)
Prof. John Cronin
Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
Choate Pond

2 Amazing Wildlife of Westchester Michael Rubbo, PhD
Environmental Studies and Science
Environmental Classroom

3 "Unseen: Microbes in our environment" Charlene Hoegler, PhD
Biology
Dyson Hall 110

4 Benthic Macroinvertebrates Peggy Minnis, PhD
Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Dyson Hall 214

5 "Natural and man-made
challenges for frogs"
Josh Schwartz, PhD
Biology
Dyson Hall 105

6 Student Driven Nature Observation Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD
Environmental Studies and Science
Environmental Lab

 

This program is sponsored by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment. For any questions about Environmental University, contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or (914) 773-3530.