"The Changing World of Water" Conference at Evergreen

May 14, 2004

Friday, May 14, 2004
The Evergreen State College Olympia campus
Lecture Hall complex
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to Evergreen students and faculty; $10 other students and seniors; $15 public

The Graduate Program in Environmental Studies at The Evergreen State College hosts "The Changing World of Water" conference on Friday, May 14 at the Olympia campus. Activities are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lecture Hall complex. The event is free to Evergreen students and faculty. Admittance is $10 for other students and seniors and $15 for the public. Campus parking is $1.25.

In partnership with the Washington Hydrologic Society and the National Association of Environmental Professionals, the conference offers dynamic speakers and informative sessions with leading experts in hydrology, geology and ecology. It will be useful to students of environmental sciences as well as public policy professionals and teachers.

Dr. James Karr, from the University of Washington 's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will give the keynote speech on "Measuring What Matters, Counting What Counts to Sustain Salmon, Rivers and People." The internationally acclaimed human rights and environmental activist Billy Frank, Jr. will deliver the lunch keynote speech on water and Native American treaty rights.

Afternoon sessions focus on watershed planning, hydrology, stormwater quality and pesticide concerns, and salmon health.

For more information, contact graduate assistant Bonnie Phillips at (360) 456-8793 or the Evergreen MES program at (360) 867-6707. Tickets are available at the door. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Chicken or vegetarian lunches are available for $11 and must be pre-ordered by e-mailing Phillips at BonnieBandR@comcast.net.

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Bonnie Phillips, graduate assistant, ( 360) 456-8793