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UMFK offering environmental studies program lecture series

February 15, 2002



University of Maine at Fort Kent assistant professor of environmental studies, Kim Borges-Therien, has lead the effort to bring several environmental professionals to the UMFK campus as part of an environmental studies program lecture series.


Several guest speakers are scheduled to be on the Fort Kent campus over the next few months to address students and the community.

Kathy Hoppe, a specialist in water quality from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will be on campus on February 26, at 12:00 p.m. in Cyr Hall, room 205. Hoppe will talk about pollution in Maine's lakes and rivers.

Jean Hoekwater, naturalist for Baxter State Park, will give a presentation on resource management in the park and what it means to be a naturalist. This lecture will take place on March 14 at 12:00 p.m. in Cyr Hall, room 207.

On April 10 at 11:00 a.m., Sigrid Houlette, environmental engineer for the Northern Maine Development Commission will discuss solid waste management issues in the area, as well as student internships with NMDC. This lecture will take place in Cyr Hall, room 207.

"We are very pleased to bring these environmental professionals to UMFK," said Borges-Therien. "They will discuss important regional environmental issues, and they will introduce our students and the community to a variety of environmental careers."

All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Borges-Therien at 834-7612 or Don Eno, academic outreach coordinator at 834-7835.