In the coming decades, a new work force will be called upon to understand complex environmental issues, assess risk, generate creative environmental plans, and redefine how humans affect the environment at local and global scales. This is why ecological and environmental study is so important. Students must be equipped with true environmental literacy, or the in-depth knowledge base and actual skills needed to investigate an environmental subject and apply that information towards possible solutions.
To that end Drury University is hosting the First Annual ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILTY SHOWCASE on November 19, 2010 in the Trustee Science Center on the Drury University Campus. The purpose of the event is to encourage students interested in becoming environmental professionals to take an active role in Environmental Sustainability research. Additionally, we hope to engage the community in recognizing outstanding students in environmental fields of study.
Participating students from each of Springfield’s five high schools will conduct an experiment or inquiry that demonstrates an understanding of the scientific process or the “doing of science” based around a question related to environmental sustainability.
Interested parties are welcome to come and view the student projects from 6 to 7pm in the Trustee Science Center on the Drury University Campus.
For more information contact one of the members of the Drury Environmental Showcase Committee:
Teresa Carroll: email@example.com, Phone: 417-873-6971
Sean Terry: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 417-873-6963
Wendy Anderson: email@example.com, Phone: 417-873-7445
Doug Neidigh: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 417-873-7641