Feb 16 2011 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UM Biological Station CLEAR Panel — How Student Passion for Water Quality Spawned a Non-Profit and Launched Careers
1230 Undergraduate Science Building - 204 Washtenaw

Sponsored by: Water Theme Semester, University of Michigan Biological Station
Linda Greer, Director, Health Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Doug Farr, Founder & CEO, Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, Inc.
Art Gold, Director and Professor of Watershed Hydrology, University of Rhode Island
Marion Gold, Director, University of Rhode Island Outreach Center
Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Stanley Pollack, Water Rights Attorney, Navajo Nation
Mike Tilchin, Vice-President, CH2MHill

Meet with a group of active professionals now working in business, law, academia, engineering and policy whose passion for science outreach crystallized during a 1970’s summer at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Their energy and creativity led to CLEAR (Community and Lakes Environmental Awareness and Research), a 3-year, student-based research project focused on enhancing water quality in northern Michigan. CLEAR spawned the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, a leading environmental advocacy group now working to maintain freshwater systems at the heart of the upper Great Lakes region. Learn what lessons, models and hope this story offers for meeting water challenges of the 21st century.

Continue on from this event to the Water Careers Fair from 5:30-7:30 at the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History.