Thursday April 13th, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Hill Theater

The Enviromental Science Program Presents Enviromental Justice, People, and Urban Ecology

Charlie Nilon is a Professor of Urban Wildlife Management in the University of Missoruri's School of Natural Resources. His research focuses on urban wildlife conservation and urban ecology, human dimensions of wildlife conservation, and environmental justice. Dr. Nilon and his students study how ecological and socioeconomic factors influence wildlife species composition and abundance. Nilon's research also considers the role of nature as part of an individual's day-to-day environment, and environmental justice issues associated with access to nature.

Wednesday November 18, 2015

12:10 p.m.

Hill Theater

The Environmental Science Program presents Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns

Craig Packer is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He first went to East Africa in 1972 as a field assistant to Jane Goodall and returned to Gombe in 1974-75 to conduct his PhD research on olive baboons. After a brief study of Japanese macaques in Hakusan National Park, he returned to Tanzania in 1978 to head the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Lion Projects. His book, Into Africa,won the John Burroughs Medal in 1995, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Over the past 10 years, he has served as an official member of the Tanzanian Delegation to CITES and founded an NGO to measure the effectiveness of Foreign Aid projects in rural Africa. D. Packer has published over 150 scientific papers, and his new book, Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes and Men with Guns, was published in September 2015.

Earth Fest 2015 EcoFair!!!!!


Dr. Eric Singsaas, PhD. is coming to RCTC on Tuesday April 7th at Noon in Hill Theatre!

The Fifth Annual Environmental Science Program Guest Lecture Series Presents Dr. Eric Singsaas who will discuss his research on bio-based sources of chemical, materials and fuels developed at the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, an institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied isoprene production and heat tolerance in oak and kudzu leaves. His research encompasses photosynthesis, heat stress, global change effects on plants and ecosystems as well as applications of plant biochemistry to develop new generations of bio-based products technologies and has founded two startup companies to commercialize these new processes. Dr. Singsaas will contrast renewable bio-product development with today's non-renewable products and what technology platforms he thinks will underlie the development of this new economy.



RCTC presents a Lecture by Dr. May R. Berenbaum, PhD-Tuesday April 8th at 11:00 am in the UCR Hill Theater. "Bees in Crisis: Colony Collapse, Honey Laundering and Other Problems Bee-Setting American Apiculture.

Dr. Berenbaum will discuss the insect world, including health of honey bees and her research
on colony collapse disorder. Dr. Berenbaum has written hundreds of technical and popular press
articles and books and received numerous teaching and scientific awards, fellowships, and grants, including the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Dr. Berenbaum serves as the Vice-President-Elect of the Entomological Society of America. Dr. Berenbaum founded the long-running University of Illinois’ Insect Fear Film Festival 30 years ago and in 2009 the Pollinatarium, which is a science center devoted to pollinators on the Illinois campus. She is also the namesake of the fictional character Bambi Berenbaum on The X-Files TV show.
Thank you to the following supporters: RCTC Environmental Science Program, Biology Department, Ecology Club, & Student Life


RCTC presents a Lecture by Dr. Stanley A. Temple!-April 4th in the UCR Hill Theater at 11:00 am.

Showing April 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm in HS 131. Free Public Screening and Discussion with Dr. Stanley A Temple.


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