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Bioneers Speaker Series Continues Feb. 21 Featuring Citizen Science Expert[Friday, February 17, 2017]
McHenry County College continues the 2017 Great Lakes Bioneers Speaker Series featuring new perspectives on key environmental topics. "Engaging Citizens in Civic Ecology Practices," the second lecture in a three-part series, takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the college’s Luecht Conference Center in Building B.
The presentation will feature Tania M. Schusler, Ph.D. lecturer at the Loyola University Institute for Environmental Sustainability and coordinator of Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP). She will share her extensive work in citizen science and explain how community development can simultaneously foster personal well-being, economic vitality and environmental protection.
The series concludes on Feb. 28 with “Building the Social Justice Narrative on our Environmental Crises” presented by Shalini Gupta, founder and executive director of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED).
Selected area organizations will be available, along with the speakers, for further discussion after the presentation.
The speaker series is sponsored by the McHenry County College Sustainability Center and the Bioneers Steering Committee.
The speaker series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MCC Sustainability Center at (815) 479-7765 or visit www.mchenry.edu/bioneers.