Upcoming Environmental Events

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 2019 meetings on Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:20 in Wheaton 210A
All are welcome! Opportunities for socializing, networking, and volunteering
SEAS webpage: https://mxcc.edu/student-activities/clubs/
Subscribe to the SEAS email list: https://eepurl.com/2NQbr

*MONTHLY
Meet Your Greens Happy Hour Networking
Every third Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm at varying locations in Middlesex County
Provides socializing and networking for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.
March 21 at Tavern at the Armory, Middletown: Lori Brown, CT League of Conservation Voters
April 18 at Griswold Inn, Essex: Steve Gephard on CT migratory fish
 More info at https://www.rockfallfoundation.org/programs/meet-your-greens/

Saturday 3/23/19
CT Ornithological Association Annual Meeting
8:00 am – 3:30 pm @MxCC Chapman Hall
Love birds? This is the conference for you! Talk topics will include the Natural History of the Common Loon, the Secret Lives of Endangered Roseate Terns, and Where, When and How to Find Birds in CT. In between talks explore the COA Marketplace offering a wide variety of birding books, art, and equipment, and enter to win prizes in the COA Raffle at the end of the day.
FREE to students, faculty & staff at MxCC (separate fee for buffet lunch)
Register at http://www.ctbirding.org/wp-content/uploads/Registration-Form-2019-Final.pdf

Monday 4/8/19
Film: Anthropocene
7 pm @MxCC in Chapman 808
Anthropocene is about humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, and a new geological epoch coined the Anthropocene, describing a planet shaped more by mankind than by nature. More information and a trailer can be found at https://theanthropocene.org/film/. Following the film, we welcome you to stay for an informal discussion led by Geologist Christine Witkowski, who is Professor and Program Coordinator of Environmental Science at Middlesex Community College.

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 https://eepurl.com/bmU4tj