15 Free Virtual Seminars that Address Today’s Biggest Environmental Issues Presented by Three Rivers Community College

Wednesdays, January 27 - May 12, 6:00 pm
Join us for fifteen free seminars on some of the biggest environmental issues challenging us today. Topics range from genetically engineered crops to the rise of plastics in the oceans and more and are taught by a range of experts in their fields. Seminars will be held virtually at https://tinyurl.com/EnvironmentalSeminar on Wednesdays, at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately two hours. The seminars are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to arrive promptly by 6:00 p.m.

(Note: Environmental Issues Seminar (K295) can also be taken as a 3-credit course. Call 860-215-9016 for more information.)
A full list of seminars and lecturers is included below:

  • January 27 - Water Resources in the Developing World - Dr. John Lane, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • February 3 - What We Can Learn from the Water Systems of Ancient Rome? - Dr. Gary Robbins, Professor of Geology and Hydrology, UCONN
  • February 10 - Bird Conservation across Connecticut - Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, Audubon Connecticut
  • February 17 - Captive Breeding Amphibians and Reptiles for Conservation and the Global Pet Trade - Dr. Bill Ryerson, Associate Professor, Saint Anselm College
  • February 24 - Socio-Cultural Community Sustainability: Implications for Transformational Change - Dr. Stephen Axon, Assistant Professor of Geography Sustainability, SCSU
  • March 3 - The History of the Green Lawn Dilemma: Coastal Water Quality Challenges in Connecticut - Judy Preston, UCONN Sea Grant
  • March 10 - Fluorimetric Characterization of Dissolved Organic Carbon - Dr. Jimmy Hauri, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Assumption College
  • March 24 - Invasive Aquatic Plants in Connecticut’s Lakes, Rivers, and Ponds - Greg Bugbee and Summer Stebbins, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
  • March 31 - Desmids as habitat quality indicators in New England wetlands - Dr. Karolina Fucikova, Assistant Professor of Biology, Assumption College
  • April 7 - Our Ancient Climate - Dr. Peter Siver, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies Director of Environmental Studies Program, Connecticut College
  • April 14 - International and National Concerns of Stormwater Pollution: Stormwater and Low Impact Design - Dr. Michael Dietz, UConn Extension Office Program Director, NEMO
  • April 21 - The Ecology of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps in Connecticut - Bob Russo, Soil Scientist, CLA Engineers
  • April 28 - Global Climate Change Abroad, in Connecticut: Consequences and Remedies - Dr. James O'Donnell, Professor of Marine Science, UConn, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)
  • May 5 - How to Utilize Publicly Available GIS Resources to Evaluate Environmental and Other Potential Impacts on Development - Deanna Rhodes, AICP Director of Planning & Neighborhood Services for the City of Norwich
  • May 12 - The UCONN Sediment Coring Facility: Geological and Environmental Analysis of Rivers, Lakes, Reservoirs, Wetlands and Estuaries in Connecticut - Dr. William Ouimet, Associate Professor of Geography, UCONN
The Environmental Issues 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.