CFAES scientist Douglas Jackson-Smith, professor of water security in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents “What Motivates Environmentally Responsible Behavior?” at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 1, in the free monthly Wooster Science Café series.
‘All in plain English’
The series, its flier says, promises “lively conservation and insights on current science topics—all in plain English.” Co-organizers are the College of Wooster and the CFAES Wooster campus.
People’s behavior and the environment
Jackson-Smith, chair of CFAES’ Water Quality Task Force, will “highlight the critical role of the social sciences in understanding and addressing environmental problems.” Using examples ranging from urban water system management to farmer conservation projects, “he will explore the ways that individual and structural factors interact to drive (and constrain) human environmental behaviors.”
The event will be in the Excelsior Room at Spoon Market & Deli, 144 W. Liberty St., in downtown Wooster.