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2nd Annual Sustainability Summit

October 31, 2017 Tags: Academics , Admissions , STEAM , University News

The Saint Francis University Environmental Studies Department hosted its second annual "Sustainability Summit" for local high school students and teachers on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Students and teachers from Central Cambria, Cambria Heights, Hollidaysburg Area, Northern Cambria, and Bishop Carroll high schools attended the event. The summit featured interactive presentations from Environmental Studies faculty members on beekeeping (Dr. Lauri Chose), mine drainage (Dr. William Strosnider), environmental careers (Dr. Lane Loya), backyard chickens (Dr. Gail Drus), food sustainability (Dr. Tim Bintrim), and Yellowstone wolves (Dr. Tim Menta).  

The goal of the summit was to connect environmentally-minded high school students and teachers from the area with each other and to the SFU Environmental Studies Department. Dr. Loya remarked, "One of the main points we emphasized at the summit is that it takes a variety of talents working together to solve environmental problems. I think the students really enjoyed learning about the many ways that sustainability can be approached."

Learn more about the Environmental Studies Program