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Ecology of the Raritan River: Reports from the Field

Image Friday, April 9, 2010 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
E. J. Bloustein Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

This event features a series of talks on the Raritan River sponsored by Rutgers University and the other entities that are affected by it every day.

Sponsored by:
* the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
* the Office of Undergraduate Education
* the SAS-Office of International Programs
* Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
* SEBS, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
* Rutgers, Student Employment Office
* Rutgers Career Services
* The Raritan River
* MWH Global
* The Berger Group
* GEE 
* American Water
* Princeton Hydro
* The Mushett Family Foundation

More information is available after the jump. 1:00 -1:30 – Internship Fair – meet potential internship sponsors and employers

1:30: Special Guest Speakers – Congressman Frank Pallone, Freeholder Jim Polos

Introductions: Michael Greenberg, Associate Dean, EJ Bloustein

PANEL I: STEWARDSHIP of the RARITAN RIVER
Judy Shaw, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, National Center for Brownfield and Neighborhood Redevelopment, Rutgers University, Moderator, “The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative: A Collaborative Approach to Revitalization”
Beth Ravit, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Sciences, SEBS, Rutgers University, “Oyster Restoration in an Urban Estuary: Lessons Learned To Date” Research is in collaboration with and funded by NY/NJ Baykeeper.  
Nellie Tsipoura, Ph.D., Director of Citizen Science, NJ Audubon, “Bird Abundance and Distribution in the Raritan” 

Short Break   

PANEL II: WATER AND ECOLOGY of the RARITAN
Chris Obropta, Ph.D., P.E., Extension Specialist in Water Resources, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University,
Moderator Bob Chant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, IMCS, Rutgers University “Jersey Roots: The RUCOOL’s research and educational activities in the mighty Raritan”
Susan Dickison, CHMM, Health Safety Specialist for Environmental Projects, Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety Department, “Rutgers’ Best Management Practices” with Seth Richter, AICP< Assistant Facilities Planner, Facilities Management, Rutgers University, “Storm Water and Construction at Rutgers University”
David Robinson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Geography & NJ State Climatologist, Rutgers University, “Climate and the Raritan”

4:00 Reception and Networking

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