Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities campus will host a series of presentations, films and panels from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday night during the Spring 2020 semester. This series will focus on informative topics in relation to Earth Day. The public is invited to attend.

Here are the upcoming presentations:

 

February 5 – Climate and Weather – Eric Sorensen, WQAD Meteorologist (RH 111)

 

February 19 – To Save Nature is to Save Ourselves: Surviving Mass Extinction – Joel Vanderbush, Curator of Conservation & Education, Niabi Zoo.

 

February 26 – American Experience – The Big Burn – WQPT Screening (RH 111)

 

March 4 – The Importance of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve – Kai Swanson, President, Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission (RH 111)

 

March 18 – Ecofeminism – Tammy Werner – Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, WIU (RH 111)

 

March 25 – Sinking Cities – Miami – WQPT Screening (RH 111)

 

April 1 – You should take the bus: Local Environmental Impacts of Public Transit – Jennifer Hirsch, MetroLink (RH 111)

 

April 8 – Public Understanding of Climate Science – Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English, WIU (RH 111)

 

April 15 – From Tree Cults to Deforestation; Environmental Disasters in the Middle Ages – Debbie Kepple-Mamros, Director, Quad Cities Campus Operations, WIU (RH 111)

 

April 22 – Earth Day – Special Presentations and Films will be held throughout the day

Student research presentations

Why to plant Native Plants in your Landscaping – Ross Smith, Assistant Park Ranger &

Coordinator of Natural Resource Education, Rock Island County Forest Preserve District

Speaker Panel – TBD

 

For more information, please visit http://www.wiu.edu/ or follow WIU-Quad Cities on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WIU.QC/.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.