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Events Focus on Environmental Issues and Education

September 22, 2009 in College News

The Center for Environmental Education is hosting a Youth Summit and a Bioneers Confernece this fall that brings together local and national scientists to share innovative ideas that may solve environmental problems.

The Youth Summit will be held on October 13, 2009 at the University of Louisville and gives local students, grades 4-12, an opportunity to share ideas and discuss how to reduce litter and improve the environment. The summit is also hosted by the Partnership for a Green City, Jefferson County Public Schools, Brightside, Louisville Metro and UofL.

The Bioneers Conference will be held October 16-18, 2009, at San Rafael, CA and will be videoconferenced to the planetarium. The event is sponsored by the CEHD Center for Environmental Education, Your Environmental Road Trip (YERT), and the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

The Bioneers Conference features national scientists who will share innovative social and scientific ideas that address global environmental problems. Local scientists will gather at the planetarium to attend workshops, panel discussions and participate in eco tours.

To learn more about these events and others hosted by the Center for Environmental Education, visit their website at http://louisville.edu/education/research/centers/environmental-ed/happenings.html.