Events

Upcoming Events

04/26/18 (Thursday)

“The Value of Native Bees: Feeding and Supporting Our Communities” will be the topic of a presentation at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury on Thursday, April 26. Nancy Adamson, a pollinator conservation specialist with the Xerces Society and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will talk about some of the 500 native bees that help bring food to our tables and enrich our communities. She will highlight native bees, their importance in local food production and their connections to our native plants, wildlife, and watersheds. She will also share resources for better supporting pollinators and other agriculturally beneficial insects that reduce crop pests.

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07/10/18 (Tuesday)

Four leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Working Group, and Yellowstone Forever - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.

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Past Events

04/05/18 (Thursday)

A senior wildlife biologist in Yellowstone National Park will speak Thursday, April 5, on “The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years,” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus in Salisbury. Doug Smith, supervisor of the wolf, bird and elk programs, originally served as project leader for the Yellowstone Wolf Project, which reintroduced and restored wolves to Yellowstone National Park. He received a bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology from the University of Idaho in 1985. While working toward this degree, he became involved with studies of wolves and moose on Isle Royale, which led to a master of science degree in biology from Michigan Technological University. His Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and conservation biology is from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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02/15/18 (Thursday)

From search-and-recovery efforts to dinosaur fossil expeditions, drones are revolutionizing the way we do business. Catawba College graduate Kyle Snyder, director of the NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Consortium at N.C. State University, will talk February 15 about his work supporting the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems – drones – into the national airspace for routine, commercial applications. His speech, “How Drones are Opening the Skies for Scientists,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Room 300 of the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

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02/05/18 (Monday)

Dr. Andrew Stein, National Geographic Explorer and founder and director of CLAWS (Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably), will speak Monday, February 5, at 7pm at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, “Can a Story Save the African Lion?” will discuss his team’s successes and challenges in turning around the slaughter of lions and livestock in Northern Botswana.

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02/01/18 (Thursday)

A West Virginia University professor will speak on “Garbage Humanities: Environmental Thinking and the Future of the Humanities” Thursday, February 1, at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. The event is co-hosted by the Center and the Catawba College English Department. Stephanie Foote, the WVU Jackson and Nichols Chair and Professor of English, researches and teaches American Literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present with a focus on environmental issues.

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Videos of Past Events

CFTE Cooking Demonstration

11-19-2012 - Eating healthy is something we all hope to achieve. In this video (4 parts, approximately 14 mins per section) you will see some of the healthy options with menus provided by some of the Center for the Environment's staff.

Dr. Cindy DeForest Hauser: Air Pollution In Our Backyards

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The results of last summer’s Piedmont Carolina air monitoring study were the focus of a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The study was a joint venture of Davidson College’s Dr. Cindy Hauser and the Center for the Environment.

Recent research confirms that the ozone levels in your backyard are comparable to those around interstates and businesses.

The Center for the Environment's summer air monitoring program, conducted in partnership with Davidson College, showed ozone levels to be fairly consistent in residential areas of seven Piedmont counties. “We know we have high ozone levels in counties where the North Carolina Division of Air Quality has monitors,” says Dr. John Wear, Center director. “But we wanted to know if the levels are also high in the counties that presently have no monitors.

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