University Lecture Series
“The Role of Nuclear Power on a
“Environmental Applications of
World of Physics
Friday, October 10, 2014
ESS 001; 7:30
Climate change caused by human emission of
greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide is
already a serious problem for the world to
address. Nuclear power has provided the world
with low-carbon electricity for decades, but has
lingering long-term concerns including cost
overruns and safety issues. In this talk I will
discuss the basics of global warming and argue
that other environmental concerns related to
nuclear power are not nearly as serious as
global warming, which nuclear power can address
by displacing fossil fuels. Thus it should be a
key source of stable electricity in future
decades. I will also discuss future developments
in nuclear power that are expected to
substantially mollify the current safety
concerns, and discuss how future political and
economic events might affect the deployment of
Geology Open Night
Friday, October 17, 2014
ESS 001, 7:30P.M.
Remote sensing is a powerful
tool used by Earth scientists to understand a
variety of problems related to climate,
environment and natural hazards. Example
applications using just one form of remote
sensing, thermal imaging, include: quantifying
groundwater discharge into marine waters,
mapping soil moisture variability in time and
space, quantifying the effect of urban
development on local air temperatures and
climate, and monitoring the onset and
progression of volcanic eruptions worldwide.
Rogers will discuss some of these applications,
and focus on recent efforts by her research
colleagues to quantify groundwater flux into the
harbor waters of Long Island’s northern shore
using a combination of airborne thermal imaging
and water geochemical sampling.
For more information: http://pbisotopes.ess.sunysb.edu/openight/
Astronomy Open Night
October 31, 2014
ESS 001; 7:30 P.M.
Stars play a fundamental role
in the chemical evolution of the Universe, as
well as in the development of organic life.
In this talk I will review how
stars are born, what is that keeps them shining,
and their ultimate fate when they die. In
particular, I will discuss the explosive events
associated with the death of the most massive
stars in the Universe, as well as the compact
objects that they leave behind, that is neutron
stars and black holes. I will conclude with a
summary of the observational evidence that has
allowed us to identify these remnant objects in
the Milky Way and in nearby galaxies.
For more information: http://www.astro.sunysb.edu/openight/opennite.html
Directions to SUNY Stony
Brook and ESS Building
⇨ From exit 62 of the Long
Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) follow Nicolls
(Route 97) north for nine miles. Pass the South
and Main entrances to the
⇨ Enter the North entrance which will be on your
⇨ At the top of the small hill, turn right on
⇨ Proceed about 1 mile.
⇨ Turn left onto Campus Drive and then
immediately turn left again onto John
S. Toll Drive.
⇨ Proceed about 50 yards then turn right into
the large paved parking lot.
⇨ The Earth and Space Sciences building is the
large concrete building at the
northeast end of the parking lot.
Map of campus is on the web at: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/map/
TEACHER IN-SERVICE CREDITS
If your school requires you to have a sequence
of educational opportunities in order
to receive in-service credit, please advise them
that during the Fall 2014 semester
we will provide attendance certification for
each of the lectures attended.
Please call (631) 632-8200
for more information.
Fall Lecture Series at the Wildlife Refuge
Wednesdays of October at 7pm
This year we decided to take a look at Jamaica Bay
from various perspectives, and we have lined up a
panel of experts who will examine the bay from
various vantage points and perspectives for our
fall Herbert Johnson lecture series, an homage to
the first manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge from the 1950s. These lectures, will occur
on Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Jamaica Bay
Mark Christiano, Oct. 8, Geographic Information
Specialist, Gateway, will show us how the
geography of the area has changed. Christiano will
show maps, aerial photographs, and amazing digital
images that show changes over time.
Mark Ringenary, Oct. 15, Water Resources
Specialist &Environmental Scientist, will use
his lens of scientist and chemist to show how the
water quality and environment have changed over
time and discuss the threats that are still being
thrust upon the bay.
Hanem Abouelezz, Oct. 22, Biologist and Naturalist
for Gateway will discuss the various species of
wildlife that live in the bay and how the efforts
to monitor these species have influenced the
protection and preservation.
Dan Hendrick, Oct. 29, will close the series with
a showing of footage from his documentary Jamaica
Bay Lives, double entendre intended, and will
share stories of what lives near Jamaica Bay, and
some of the lives of people who are important to
working to make Jamaica Bay a better place for all
the creatures that live in, on or near.
Please join us for these free programs at Jamaica
Bay Wildlife Refuge, One Cross Bay Boulevard,
Broad Channel. Information, 718-318-4340.
Kathleen A. Nolan,
Chair of Biology and Health
Promotion, and Health Care Management Dept.
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
of New Jersey Environmental Education
Environmental Education Conference
ANJEE 3.0 E-STEM
January 23 & 24, 2015
The elements of STEM education: Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math can be the keys
to developing solutions for a healthier planet.
years ANJEE has encouraged innovative thinking,
real world learning and
problem solving both in and out of the classroom.
We will present two full
days of workshops designed to help educators make
the natural connection
between STEM and Environmental Education. Target
audiences are formal and non-formal teachers of
students of all ages from Pre-K though adulthood
with an interest in, and a passion for,
Workshops at the 2015 conference will benefit any
educator looking to
correlate individual lessons or in-depth
curriculum to the Next Generation
Science Standards and the current state curriculum
standards in STEM
subject areas. If you are looking to implement,
enhance, or collaborate on
sustainability programs at your school, while
still meeting the
expectations of your academic program, you won't
want to miss this
professional development opportunity.
Include ANJEE in your
Professional Development Plan or PIP now!
- What: Alliance for New
Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE)
- When: Friday and
Saturday, January 23& 24, 2015.
- Where: Mercer County
Community College Conference Center (1200
Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ)
- Cost: Approximately $130
per day/$200 for 2 days (Prices will be
finalized in June) Includes 1-year ANJEE
- Who Should Attend:
Classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators,
administrators, student teachers,
after-school educators, non-formal
educators, youth leaders, and you!
For more information visit: