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 Second Annual ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILTY SHOWCASE on February 9, 2012 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 Springfield and surrounding communities 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. Projects will be conducted in the fields of environmental health, environmental science, and environmental studies.
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.
Student Participant Information
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Springfield Public Schools, Greenwood Laboratory School, Springfield Catholic, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Logan-Rogersville, Willard, Fair Grove, and Strafford are invited to participate in the Showcase. Interested students will need to complete the online entry form, and submit a typed project abstract to Drury University by October 14, 2011 to be considered for inclusion in the competition. Additional information, along with the registration form can be found below.
After completing the online registration form, students MUST submit their abstract to the Environmental Programs offices via e-mail or mail. Completed abstracts should be sent to:
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Questions about the Showcase may be directed to:
Director, Environmental Programs
Project Manager, OCSS