Sustainability Committee announces lineup for first speaker series


This fall, the Lake Erie College Sustainability Committee (LECSC) will present its first Speaker Series, featuring three local experts on the environment. Each lecture will take place in the Austin Hall of Science’s Dickinson Lecture Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, Sept., Oct. and Nov.

To begin the series, attendees will hear from soil scientist Nathan Pasky on Sept. 5, when he will present “The Glacial Geology of Northeast Ohio.” Pasky works for the Ashtabula Soil and Water Conservation District, which provides education and technical assistance to help local landowners solve soil and water conservation problems.

On Oct. 3, Gilbert Myers, director of environmental education at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will speak about “Raptor Restoration in Pennsylvania.”

The series’ final speaker, Paul Pira, is a biologist with the Geauga County Park District. Taking place on Nov. 7, his lecture is titled “No Place like Home: Managing Unique Natural Areas of NE Ohio.”

In a statement, LECSC Co-chairpersons Al Fazenbaker, assistant professor of AYA science, and Justin Levine, associate director of financial aid, said, “The LEC Sustainability Committee is a group of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to promoting and educating our community on the importance of a sustainable environment. Our speaker series serves as a way of achieving that goal.”

All speaker events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information about this series or the LEC Sustainability Committee, contact Al Fazenbaker or Justin Levine. Stay up-to-date via email and posts on the committee’s Facebook page and other social media sites. The committee invites faculty, staff and students to attend meetings, suggest projects, show up for on- and off-campus events, and serve on project-specific sub-committees.

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