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Upcoming Events

10/26/17 (Thursday)

“Would Rachel Carson Return to North Carolina? Environmental Problems and Possibilities” will be the topic of a presentation Thursday, October 26, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 300. His presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required: 704.637.4791.

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11/14/17 (Tuesday)

Salisbury pediatrician Dr. Chris Magryta will speak on “The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier in Human Health” on Tuesday, November 14 at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. Bread Riot, a non-profit food advocacy organization, will offer a food tasting at 5:45, and Magryta will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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07/15/18 (Sunday)

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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News from the Center

by Guest Writer

Students Get Close to Nature during Catawba College’s National Environmental Summit

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story by Andie Foley appeared in the July 17, 2017, issue of the Salisbury Post. 

In a first-floor lab at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, a group of nearly 30 teens has just trudged in from the nature preserve. They’ve worked in small groups to design devices for catching and inventorying wetland animals.


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by Juanita Teschner

Redesigning Our Future, Designing Your Future

The keynote speaker at Catawba College’s National Environmental Summit took a slight turn from the event’s theme: Redesigning Our Future.

Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, told the high school students Tuesday night to spend time being deliberate and thinking about a vision for their future. “Redesigning ourfuture is what we need to do collectively,” she said, “but how can you design your own future?”

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by Juanita Teschner

Three National Organizations Join Center for Environment at Catawba College National Environmental Summit

Three national organizations have joined the Center for the Environment and Catawba College professors this week on the Catawba campus for the 7th annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students.

Professionals from Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of Colorado, Environmental Working Group of Washington, D.C., and Yellowstone Forever of Yellowstone National Park are offering instruction and guidance to students who are learning what it takes to become effective environmental leaders. 

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by Staff Writer

The Art and Science behind Yellowstone’s Conservation History

By Hannah Davis

When most people think about Yellowstone National Park, they probably think about its 10,000 geysers - more than anywhere in the entire world - or they may think about its expansive plains full of bears, wolves, elk and the endangered bison. However, for Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever, “Yellowstone is a reflection of our idea of conservation management.”

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by Guest Writer

Julian Keniry’s ‘Wild Side of Education’

By Hannah Davis

Growing up in the busy city of Los Angeles, Julian Keniry remembers that fateful day in elementary school when she and her classmates were sent home because of poor air quality. She recalls it as one of the turning points in her life when it came to her ambition to work toward a sustainable future.

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Catawba and Sustainability Picture Book

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tl_files/cfte/images/Newsletter Covers/2015EnvStewards.jpgRead the Environmental Steward from the Center for the Environment.