Environmental Residential College 2007 Activities

 

Common periods, field trips, and other activities

 

Event, Time, and Place

Activity and notes

T 8/21

College Reception 4-5:15 pm (BUEC)

Bucknell University Environmental Center

Meet in Bucknell University Environmental Center – for introductions, BBQ, games, and orientation

Th 8/23

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

BUEC

Canoe trip orientation, separation into PA Case Study groups, brainstorming/planning

Sa 8/25

Field Trip:  7:30 am - ~5 pm

Climb Bucknell at Cowan (morning) and Canoe Susquehanna (afternoon)

Meet at Smith Arches for departure

Dress appropriately for outdoors and river.  Look at weather forecast.  Bring sun protection: hats, sunblock, sunglasses

Th 8/30

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

Field Trip to Dream Catcher

Meet at Smith Arches for departure

Th 9/6

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

O’Leary 232

View and discuss the film “Darfur Diaries” and the Atlantic Monthly article “The Real Roots of Darfur”

Sa 9/8

Darfur Symposium 9 am – 3:30 pm

Vaughn Lit Auditorium

 

Th 9/13

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

O’Leary 232

PA Case Study group work

Th 9/20

No Common Mtg.

No Common Meeting because of Saturday field trip

Sa 9/22

Field Trip: 9 am –noon

Invasive Species Removal

Shamokin Mountain

Come ready to work with gloves, boots, sun protection as we remove autumn olive from a preserve near campus.

Service opportunity for biodiversity group

Friday! 9/28

Common Mtg. 8-9:30 PM

Movie “Hope for Polluted Waters” Campus Theatre

Meet at Smith Arches at 7:30 to walk to theater for film on coal mining and river pollution – Required activity – see instructors if you have a conflict

Sa 9/29

River Symposium 8:30 am – 5 pm

Langone Center

Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation:

Seeking Common Ground Along the Susquehanna  – optional, encouraged activity and service opp. for watershed group

Th 10/4

No Common Mtg.

No Common Meeting because of Saturday field trip

Sa 10/6

Field Trip: Coal mining, energy, and land use.  8:30 am - ~5 pm

Shamokin, Bear Valley, Centralia

Meet in Smith Arches for departure.

We will be gone all day.  This will be the service opportunity for climate change, river, and energy working groups

Th 10/11

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

Rooke Chemistry Auditorium?

Richard Alley Visit

Th 10/18

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

BUEC

Bucknell Energy: Christine Kassab on Bucknell carbon output and tour of BU power plant

Th 10/25

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

BUEC

PA Case Study group work

Th 11/1

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

O’Leary 232

Group Presentations, Preparation for trip to Washington, D.C.

Th 11/8

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

O’Leary 232

Group Presentations, Preparation for trip to Washington, D.C.

Th 11/15

No Common Mtg.

Drive to DC – Time TBA

Fr 11/16

Washington DC

Visit with members of congress and their staffs to discus environmental issues

Th 11/29

Common Mtg. 7-8:30 pm

BUEC

Final party, photos, debrief