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Morrisville State College Will Host “Conservation Conversation”

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— On April 24 at 7 p.m., Morrisville State College’s Department of Environmental Sciences will host a “Conservation Conversation” in honor of Earth Day, the college’s centennial and the department’s fortieth anniversary. The event will take place in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities Theater.

Keynote speaker, Ed Sidote, of Norwich, will present “Promoting Stewardship into the Next Century,” Sidote was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Finger Lakes Trail across New York and in the formation of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC). He currently serves as the organization’s end-to-end coordinator. Widely recognized for his life-long commitment to the environment, Sidote has influenced many with his infectious zeal and profound sense of stewardship. The presentation will be followed by a discussion session.

A reception with refreshments will follow the discussion.

The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The Environmental Sciences Department offers a bachelor degree in Renewable Resources and associate degrees in Aquaculture and Aquatic Science, Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation. Graduates are prepared for employment in natural resources management, forest product industry, aquatic resources industry (including sport and commercial fisheries, aquaculture, and wetland management), recreation and tourism industry and environmental technology (including water treatment and brownfield reclamation).

For more information about Environmental Sciences degrees at Morrisville State College, call the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at 315-684-6083.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college was the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.