'Power of One' Environmental Conference to be Held November 16

May 10, 2010


The Stark County Park District's 8th annual Environmental Conference will take place on Friday, November 16 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at R. G. Drage Career Center in Massillon.

In partnership with the Mount Union College Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, the conference is titled "Climate Change: The Power of One." Focusing on "The Power of One," the day long event will allow participants to engage in workshops on the world's climate and how each person can make a positive impact on the environment.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson, an eminent research scientist with the Byrd Polar Research Center and Geography professor at The Ohio State University. She has been a major contributor to the U.S. Global Climate Change Program and is co-founder of the Ice Core Paleoclimate Research Group that analyzes ice cores from around the world. In 1986 she became the first woman to lead an ice core drilling project to remote locations on the East Antarctic Plateau. She has chaired NASA's Universities Space Research Scientific Advisory Board and has also been inducted into the Ohio Women's hall of Fame in 2003.

The registration fee of $20 includes two meals and a variety of materials. Proceeds will help support wildlife rehabilitation services and other natural resource conservation projects within Stark County. Students are admitted free with a valid student ID.

Reservation forms can be found online at www.starkparks.com. For more information, contact the Nature Center at (330) 823-7487.

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