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Environmental Speakers on campus

March 24, 2008

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Academic Outreach office and the Environmental Studies program at the will host its final two environmental speakers. Sean Lizotte will speak on Friday, March 28 and Julie Daigle will speak on Friday, April 18.

The programs each will run from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and are held in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room.  The general public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments are provided and the events are free. The series has run throughout the academic year.

“For several years, the Environmental Studies program at UMFK has invited environmental professionals from the region to speak on campus about their areas of expertise.  Our last two speakers are graduates of our Environmental Studies program – Sean Lizotte and Julie Daigle,” said Dr. Kim Borges, associate professor of environmental studies.

Lizotte is a graduate of UMFK’s Environmental Studies program and is a registered Maine guide.  He and his wife, Kelly, own and operate Allagash Guide Service.  Lizotte will discuss his personal experience in guiding and hunting in northern Maine and his perspective on habitat and wildlife management.

Daigle also is a graduate of the Environmental Studies program at UMFK. She works for Stantec Inc., which is an environmental consulting and engineering company.  Daigle will discuss some interesting projects the company has worked on and how to prepare for a career in the field.

For more information contact Don Eno at 834-7835 or visit: http://www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/outreach/