There are many events and activities both on and off campus for students interested in the environment.
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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 2015 Meetings Thursdays 12:30 pm in Wheaton 204 (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

*WEEKLY
Environmental Careers Speaker Series @MxCC
Tuesdays 4-5 pm Wheaton 210A all are welcome
*Check back for speakers for Fall 2015 semester

2/17 Jeff Gardner, Marine Geologist & Oceanographer
Ocean Surveys, Inc., Old Saybrook

3/31 Dan Vellone, Geologist
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

4/7 Jared Yellen, Environmental Consultant
BL Corporation, Meriden

4/14 Andrew Labonte, Wildlife Biologist
CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protections

4/21 Dean Wojcik, Environmental Conservation Officer & Wildlife Rehabilitator
CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protections
*Note: Officer Wojcik will be bringing a raptor to the talk*

4/28 Scott Williams, Wildlife Biologist & Agricultural Scientist
CT Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Forestry & Horticulture, New Haven

5/5 Jeremy Clark *tentative, Forester
Clark Forestry Services, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

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

Saturday May 16
Trail Work Party
9 am – noon
Meet on the far side of the lower parking lot (closest to the woods); we will proceed across the lawn to trailhead at the edge of the woods where you can join us if you arrive after 9 (we will begin by planting the trees). We will provide tools and gloves if you need them, but if you have your own, bring them, and don’t forget water, bug repellant, and long pants!

Please RSVP to Christine Witkowski cwitkowski@mxcc.edu

Monday 5/4
Environmental Film: Watershed
7:00 – 9:00 pm Chapman Hall 808 C&D, Middlesex Community College, Middletown
The second film in an annual environmental film series
Executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford, exploring the degradation of the Colorado River as it flows through seven U.S. and two Mexican states. The Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. With 70% of the river’s water supporting agriculture, the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.
Trailer: http://watershedmovie.com/

Committee Review

Committee: Curriculum

Meeting Date: 8/12/15

Recorder: Christine

Action:

 X support with no issues
support with further development (returned to originator(s) for further development)
not supported
no recommendation

Rationale: excellent proposal.