There are many events and activities both on and off campus for students interested in the environment.
Bookmark this page for regular updates as new events are announced.

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Questions? Contact Professor Christine Witkowski at cwitkowski@mxcc.edu or at (860) 343-5781.

*WEEKLY:
Environmental Club: Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS)
Spring 2017 meetings TBA based on student interest (sign up for emails below for updates)
All are welcome! Opportunities for socializing, networking, and volunteering
SEAS webpage: http://mxcc.edu/student-activities/clubs/
Subscribe to the SEAS email list: http://eepurl.com/2NQbr
NOTE: Detailed information about club activities available to all students through the MxCC_Virtual_Campus course link on Blackboard

*MONTHLY
Meet Your Greens Happy Hour Networking
Every third Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm at varying locations in Middlesex County
Provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.
April 20 at Cinder & Salt, Main Street, Middletown: State Rep. Matt Lesser
May 11 at CT River Museum, Essex: Plantings to Help Pollinators
More info at http://www.rockfallfoundation.org/programs/meet-your-greens/

Thursday 5/11/17
Environmental Forum: Understanding Local Pollinators
5:30 pm @Connecticut River Museaum, 67 Main Street, Essex
Join us for an insightful discussion focusing on plants and pollinators along the Connecticut River. Presenters include:

  • Judy Preston, CT Sea Grant – riparian plantings and how to support pollinators
  • Gail Reynolds, UCONN Extension – home gardening for pollinators
  • Jeff Cordulack, CT NOFA – the impact of climate change on pollinators and the importance of pollinators for agriculture
  • Jane Seymour, CT DEEP – native pollinators in native habitats

This program is free; advance registration is encouraged.  The event begins at 5:30 pm; refreshments will be served and a Meet Your Greens reception continues on the dock immediately following. Please call the Museum at 860-767-8269 for more information or to register.

Ongoing
MxCC Trail Work
Did you know that MxCC has trail in the woods on campus? The trails have become overgrown through the years and we are working with the CT Forest & Parks Association in a multi-year project to improve the trails. We hope that eventually the trails will be enjoyed by faculty, staff, and community members on a regular basis. Our ultimate goal is to link our trails to the blue-blazed trail system in the area. If you’d like to help, or you’d like to receive updates about our progress, subscribe to our MxCC Trails list at http://eepurl.com/bmU4tj