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Environment / Sustainability

'The Next Silent Spring'

February 10, 2012

A panel with diverse experience -- faculty from the Departments of Sociology, Biology, Anthropology, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, and a moderator from the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, will explore topics related to our planet's threatened biodiversity, and what it means for a future sustainable world.

Wednesday, February 15
5-6:30 p.m.
Avogadro's Number

Impact of 'Silent Spring'

Rachel Carson's 1962 book, Silent Spring, jumpstarted the environmental movement's attention on the negative impact of human influences on species survival and biodiversity.

Fifty years later, we wonder - what is happening to our planet's biodiversity?

Find out more as we host a panel of interdisciplinary faculty experts and explore topics related to our planet's threatened biodiversity and what it means for a future sustainable world.

This event will take place at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.

Panel of experts

  • Pete Taylor, Department of Sociology
  • Rachel Mueller, Department of Biology
  • Steve Leisz, Department of Anthropology
  • Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
  • Gene Kelly, chair, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

This panel is part of SoGES' Managing the Planet Panel Series that runs the third Wednesday of the month each semester.


Contact: Kerri McDermid
E-mail: kerri.mcdermid@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 492-4155