University of Maryland Extension

AGNR Cornerstone Event: Ensure a Clean & Healthy Chesapeake Bay

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

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!

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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


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