January 22, 2020

Earth Hour
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Quad Cities Campus Atrium
Description: Western Illinois University's Quad Cities campus will host a series of presentations, films and panels from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday night during the Spring 2020 semester. This series will focus on informative topics in relation to Earth Day. The public is invited to attend.


  • January 15 - Inside the Mega Fire WQPT Screening (RH 111)

  • January 22 Pratt Ranch; How to Enjoy the Good Life Off the Grid Dr. Bill Pratt, Director, Engineering Program, WIU (QCC Atrium)

  • January 29 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - Richard Stewart, Resource Conservationist, Rock Island County SWCD (QCC Atrium)

  • February 5 Climate and Weather - Eric Sorensen, WQAD Meteorologist (RH 111)

  • February 19 To Save Nature is to Save Ourselves: Surviving Mass Extinction Joel Vanderbush, Curator of Conservation & Education, Niabi Zoo.

  • February 26 American Experience The Big Burn WQPT Screening (RH 111)

  • March 4 The Importance of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve - Kai Swanson, President, Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission (RH 111)

  • March 18 Ecofeminism - Tammy Werner Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, WIU (RH 111)

  • March 25 Sinking Cities Miami - WQPT Screening (RH 111)

  • April 1 You should take the bus: Local Environmental Impacts of Public Transit - Jennifer Hirsch, MetroLink (RH 111)

  • April 8 - Public Understanding of Climate Science Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English, WIU (RH 111)

  • April 15 From Tree Cults to Deforestation; Environmental Disasters in the Middle Ages Debbie Kepple-Mamros, Director, Quad Cities Campus Operations, WIU (RH 111)

  • April 22 Earth Day Special Presentations and Films will be held throughout the day

    • Student research presentations

    • Why to plant Native Plants in your Landscaping Ross Smith, Assistant Park Ranger &

    • Coordinator of Natural Resource Education, Rock Island County Forest Preserve District

    • Speaker Panel - TBD

Related Web Site: http://www.wiu.edu/qc/pdfs/2020/Earth-Hour-Schedule-2020-rev3.pdf
Contact Information:
 Deborah Kepple-Mamros
 Phone: 309-762-9481
 Email: dj-kepple-mamros@wiu.edu
Source: Quad Cities Campus

Western Illinois University
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