University of Maryland Extension

AGNR Cornerstone Event: Ensure a Clean & Healthy Chesapeake Bay

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When: 
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Where: 
Stamp Student Union, on the College Park Campus
Address: 
3972 Campus Dr.
College Park, MD 20742
United States
Presenter: 
Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished university professor and 11th director of the National Science Foundation
Description/Notes: 

During AGNR's second annual Cornerstone Event, we will build partnerships around the college's strategic initiative, Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay. We look forward to welcoming partners and thought-leaders from across academia, industry, and government, as well as citizens from around the state for a full day of discussion and collaboration on how to tackle this pressing Maryland-centric challenge. 

We hope you can join us on October 29, 2019 at The Stamp Student Union!

Register online at https://agnr.umd.edu/about/agnr-cornerstone-event-ensure-clean-and-healt....

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 - Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:10 - Welcome by Dean Beyrouty

9:10 - 9:30 - The Chesapeake Bay: a History of Restoration - Lee Currey, Director, Water & Science Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

9:40 - 10:55 - Concurrent Sessions #1

  • Land Use Management and Protecting the Environment
  • Sustainable Agricultural Conservation Practices
  • The Impacts of Climate Change
  • Creating Environmentally Aware Communities, Part 1
  • Historic and Emerging Contaminants 

10:55 - 11:05 - Break

11:05 - 12:25 - Concurrent Sessions #2

  • Best Practices in Governance of Water
  • Sustainable Management of Agricultural Nutrients
  • Oysters, Shellfish and the Protection of Important Living Resources  
  • Creating Environmentally Aware Communities, Part 2
  • Stormwater Management Technologies 

12:20 - 1:45 - Lunch and Poster Session

1:45 - 3:00 - Keynote from Dr. Rita Colwell, with an Introduction from Provost Mary Ann Rankin

3:00 - 4:00 - Panel Discussion and Q&A: How can AGNR Help you? 

4:00 - 4:30 - Wrap Up and Poster Awards

 

Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Laura Wormuth
Contact Email: 
lwormuth@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-405-6869
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