BOONE—Seminars for teachers and interested individuals focusing on science and the environment will be held at the Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University beginning Sept. 17. All seminars are free. Teachers can earn 0.2 continuing education units per seminar. Programs will meet from 6-8 p.m. in Room 124C in the College of Education Building located on College Street. Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.
The first program of the evening is “National Trends and Effects of Winter Road Salt Application: Are Southern Appalachian Headwater Streams in Peril?” presented by Associate Professor Shea Tuberty from the Department of Biology.
Other programs are:
- Sept. 24, “North Carolina and the Hydrologic Cycle: Influences on Water Quantity and Quality in the Tar Heel State” presented by Professor Bill Anderson from the Department of Geology
- Oct. 1, “Old Field Ecosystems and What They Can Tell Us About Biodiversity” presented by Professor Ray Williams from the Department of Biology
- Oct. 8, “Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, Especially in North Carolina” presented by Assistant Professor Sarah Carmichael in the Department of Geology
- Oct. 20, “How Geologists Reconstruct Paleoenvironments and Paleolandscapes” presented by Associate Professor Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce from the Department of Geology
- Oct. 29, “Impacts of Lawn Care on Climate Change” presented by Assistant Professor Chuanhui Gu from the Department of Geology
- Nov. 19, “Nanotechnology and the Environment” presented by Associate Professor Tonya Coffey from the Department of Physics and Astronomy
- April 14, 2016, “Science Education and Environmental Literacy” presented by Assistant Professor Rachel Wilson from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
For more information, contact Vickey Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-262-3185.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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