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    • Environmental Studies Colloquium

      Environmental Studies Colloquium Fall 2017--Water

      Rebecca Catarelli and Jenny Ramstetter

      Thursday 5:30-6:45


      1 September--All--Current Water Issues--Perspectives on Hurricane Harvey


      7 September--led by Jenny Ramstetter (Biology)--Water Issues in Ethiopia


      14 September--All--Preliminary investigations for our weekend fieldtrip (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) to the ocean:Shore, Swamp, and Pond--Charlestown, R.I.


      21 September--led by Kathy Urffer, Connecticut River Conservancy--Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon, VT Hydroelectric Dams


      23 September (Saturday)--(Field trip and Community Engagement)--All--Source to Sea Cleanup, Connecticut River, Brattleboro sponsored by Connecticut River Conservancy


      28 September--All--Trip preparation!


      Fri. Sept. 29-Sun. Oct. 1--Class field trip to the ocean:Shore, Swamp, and Pond--Charlestown, R.I.


      5 October--All--Followup of class field trip

      12 October--Led by Chris Lamb and William Edelglass, The Role of Sacred Landscapes--and Ceremony--in Native Environmental Activism
      Watch video from Black Mesa Water Coalition:

      19 October-- led by Jean O'Hara--Salmon is Everything: Community-Based Theatre in the Klamath Basin

      See readings below.  Read Sue Brucell's piece entitled "A Call to Action: We Have to Do Something"  Come prepared with two questions written in your CP Book.  Have a look at the play Salmon is Everything.  We'll post suggestions for reading the play in preparation for class in the next few days.

      26 October--led by Todd Smith--Acid Rain:  Water Is an Acid, and Not All Rain Is Wet

      2 November--
      led by John Willis (Visual Arts, Photography)--Mni Wiconi Water Protectors, Lakota

      • Class Field Trip, Charlestown, RI: Pond, Shore, and Ocean. Sept. 29-Oct. 1

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