The 2015 Environmental Science Student Symposium, featuring about 700 student science posters about Earth’s biggest challenges, is tomorrow at Ohio State. All the students are in ENR 2100, an introductory environmental science course in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read more here. Get the full list of student presenters, topics and session times here.
Fans of Ohio State’s football team (recent loss notwithstanding; big game ahead this Saturday) can show their pride with compost. A farm in Delaware, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of the university’s campus in Columbus, makes and sells compost called Stadium Scarlet, whose roots are in Ohio Stadium …
Ohio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with the “True Colors” episode of the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Actress Olivia Munn (profiling climate-conscious Washington state Governor Jay Inslee) and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman (on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s views about manmade climate change and coastal rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy) are the on-screen correspondents. Kate Bartter, director of Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, and Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, will lead the post-screening discussion. Learn more.
Watch WOSU Public Media’s video of Cardinal Turkson’s Nov. 2 talk at Ohio State by clicking the image. CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron speaks starting at 1:59, Ohio State President Michael V. Drake at 6:50, Cardinal Turkson at 10:02. Their “fireside chat” starts around 35:40.
Greg Hitzhusen, an assistant professor in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, wrote about Cardinal Peter Turkson’s Nov. 2 visit to Ohio State on his Faithful Earth Stewardship blog:
“The enthusiasm that greeted Cardinal Turkson reminds me of the spirit of my students in ENR 3470, Religion and Environmental Values in America … Their vision, creativity and energy will be a crucial ingredient if present and future generations are to rise to the challenges of caring for our common home.”
Turkson helped write the first draft of Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ encyclical on climate change and the environment. Hitzhusen served on the committee that helped organize Turkson’s visit.
Can growing blueberry, raspberry and blackberry plants in containers (large pots and the like) help keep the plants safe in winter? Especially in a dread polar vortex? CFAES’s Gary Gao wants to know. (Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS.)
Ohio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with “Plains” and “Forests.” Both are episodes from the PBS series “Earth: A New Wild.” Rebecca Swab, director of restoration ecology at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and Peter Curtis, professor in Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, will lead the discussion afterward. Get details. (Fan of “Earth: A New Wild”? Read this.) (Image: PBS.)