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50 Years of Earth Day: Exploring the Evolution of Sustainability Education since 1970 (Virtual Panel Presentation)

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and learn about the evolution of sustainability since 1970. Experts, researchers and students from Binghamton will discuss topics such as shifting pedagogical styles, diverse approaches to sustainability research, changes in the field, and challenges for the future. All are welcome!

Click this link to join our Zoom meeting at the scheduled time: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/227904454

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Featuring Panelists:

Dylan Horvath

Dylan Horvath, Steward of Natural Areas

Dylan Horvath is the Steward of Natural Areas of Binghamton University and a Wildlife Biologist.  He not only oversees activities and maintenance of the campus’ natural areas, but also develops and coordinates educational programs for area school groups, as well as facilitates the research and academic use of these areas.  In addition, Dylan has spent nearly 15 years as a wildlife field biologist researching various organisms from salamanders to birds, bats, and wolverines.




Miranda KearneyMiranda Kearney, Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Miranda is a Lecturer in the Biology Department at Binghamton University, where her primary responsibility is to teach the Biology Department’s Introductory Biology Lab; a course which follows a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) model. The CURE embeds novel research on global change biology into a framework that allows students to gain skills in the scientific process. Through her course, Miranda specifically gets to investigate the impact of a range of anthropogenic disturbances on soil microbial community structure and soil function and characteristics with over 800 student collaborators each year!



Elias Miller

Elias Miller, PhD Candidate, Biological Sciences

Elias is a graduate student in Michelle Withers biology education lab. He is interested in the factors that motivate students in STEM and how we can use the classroom to improve local communities. When he's not in the lab, Elias like to spend time connecting with nature through gardening and hiking. (Elias' picture is called "Garlic pic")




Julian Shepherd with Dick AndrusJulian Shepherd, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Julian Shepherd was born in the UK during World War II, then emigrated to Canada and then the US by 1948. He earned his BA in Zoology from Cornell in 1964, and his PhD in Biology from Harvard in 1972. He worked in Kenya from 1972-1974 on insects and ticks of importance to Africa, then has worked at Binghamton University since 1975, teaching classes on Entomology, Zoology, Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology, and many others. His research is in insect and tick physiology, but he also has strong interests in ecology and natural history.  He did a Natural Areas survey of Broome County in about 240 locations for the Environmental Management Council of BC.




Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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