2016 Event Highlights

Monday, April 18, 2016

Saving the Environment    Shamanic Drum

Lecture: How do we Persuade the Public to Support Saving the Environment?
Lecture by: Charles Wurster Founder, Environmental Defense Fund
Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, 5:30 pm

Charles Wurster will present a fascinating, and authentic account of the origin and flowering of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which arose originally to stop the devastating destruction of bird populations owing to the use of and chemical damage caused by the insecticide DDT.

Workshop: Healing Self and Earth With Shamanic Drumming Meditation
Charles B. Wang Center, Room 201, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Seafood    Nepal

Discussion: Seafood and You: Making Health-Sustainable Choices
Student Activities Center (SAC), Room 305, 2 pm

Lecture: Nepal: Then and Now
Lecture by: Charles Wurster Founder, Environmental Defense Fund
Emma S. Clark Memorial LibraryEast Setauket, New York, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sea Cleanup     Sustainability Studies    Ashley Schiff Park Preserve

Lecture: The 50 Years of Oceanic Studies: The Mission to Clean Up the Sea
Lecture by: Sylvia Earle, President and Chairman of Mission Blue and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Student Activities Center (SAC) Auditorium, 1 pm

Sustainability Studies Alumni Career Panel
Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, 1 pm

Nature Walk through the Ashley Schiff Park Preserve
Hosted by a guide from Ecology and Evolution
Ashley Schiff Park Preserve, 1 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ashley Schiff Park Preserve    Candidate

Walk with Michael Schrimpf through the Ashley Schiff Preserve
Ashley Schiff Park Preserve, 8am
Join Ecology and Evolution PhD student Michael Schrimpf on a walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve to look for any recently-arrived migratory birds.

Birthday Party for Our American Chestnut Tree in the Woods
ASPP South Enterance, 2pm 
Annual Meeting of Friends of Ashley Schiff Preserve and Birthday PArty for our American Chestnut Tree in the Woods. Meet at the South Entrance to the Preserve in the Dana Hall Parking Lot.  For info email

The Great Debate: The Candidates for U.S. President Are Ignoring the Impending Climate Crisis
Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, 4 pm

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ashley Schiff Park Preserve    Academic Mall     Bus Loop     Wang Center

Earthstock Festival
Academic Mall, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Pride Patrol Campus Beautification, Academic Mall 
11:00 am: Farmer's Market, Academic Mall 
11:00 am to 3:00 PM: Environmental and Educational Displays and Exhibitors, Academic Mall
11:30 am: Live Musical and Dance Performances on Two Stages 
12:15 pm: Opening Remarks/Green Pledge, Main Stage
12:40 pm: Friends of Ashley Schiff Park Reserve dedication, Psych courtyard
1:00 pm: Friends of Ashley Schiff Park Preserve Walk
1:00 pm: Yoga
2:00 pm: Rubber Duck Races
2:30 pm: Ice Cream Social, Fountain
3:00 pm: Drum Line and Color Guard Showcase, Staller Terrace

Spring Wildflower Walk
Ashley Schiff Park Preserve, 12:40pm

It’s only April, but in the Ashley Schiff Preserve,  Maypinks and Canada Mayflower are blooming along with Solomon’s Seal, Windflower, Partridgeberry and Wintergreen. Botanist Margaret Conover will lead this short, leisurely walk through the forest.  We will also see and sample the plants that early Americans used to brew root beer and to cure toothache.

Earthstock Environmental Student Research Exhibition
Wang Theater Lobby, 6:30 pm

Undergraduate and graduate student research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities as they relate to issue related to the environment, energy conservation, engineering and sustainability will be featured in a poster session preceding the Keynote Lecture.

Keynote Lecture
Wang Theater, 7:30 pm
"Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements"
John Warner, Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Imagine a world where all segments of society demanded environmentally benign products! Imagine if all consumers, all retailers and all manufacturers insisted on buying and selling only non-toxic materials! The unfortunate reality is that, even if this situation were to occur, our knowledge of materials science and chemistry would allow us to provide only a small fraction of the products and materials that our economy is based upon.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bus Loop

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Great River, New York Depart 10 am from Student Activities Center (SAC)  Bus Loop

Sunday, April 24, 2016

HDV/GLS Center

Green Gala
HDV/GLS Center, 7 pm

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