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ENVIRONMENTAL UNIVERSITY

Area high school students are invited to attend “Environmental University,” an exciting and educational program held each Fall on the Pace University Pleasantville campus. The event provides an overview of various opportunities to enhance awareness of urgent environmental issues and to showcase several current Pace educational initiatives.

This year’s program will allow students more time to participate in interactive and hands-on programs, to engage with Pace faculty and students and to explore Pace University’s campus. 

There is no fee to bring a group of students and lunch is provided.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
 

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:30-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00 Introductions
E. Melanie DuPuis, PhD
Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies and Science Department

Angelo Spillo, MPA
Director, Dyson College Nature Center
9:00-9:15 Break - Transition to Field Study Sessions
9:15-10:15 Field Study Sessions/Nature Center Tour
Students rotate between preassigned hands-on field experiences and a tour of the Nature Center with Pace students
10:15-10:30 Break - Transition to Field Study Sessions
10:30-11:30 Field Study Sessions/Nature Center Tour
Students rotate between preassigned hands-on field experiences and a tour of the Nature Center with Pace students
11:30-12:20 Lunch (provided)
12:20-12:35 Transition to Demonstration
12:35-1:15 Birds of Prey: A presentation and "flying" demonstration 
James Eyring, Master Falconer and Assistant Director of the Dyson College Nature Center
1:15-1:30 Adjourn


Field Study Sessions 

SESSION TOPIC

PROFESSOR

LOCATION

Citizen Science Anne Toomey, PhD Environmental Classroom
Plant Identification and Nature Observation Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD Nature Trail
Pond Ecology Michael Rubbo, PhD Nature Center Pond
Benthic Macroinvertebrates Peggy Minnis, PhD Environmental Lab


Nature Center Tour 

Locations
Organic Vegetable Garden
Hawk Barn
Animal Barn
Composter

 

This program is sponsored by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment. For any questions about Environmental University, contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or (914) 773-3530.