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Enviro-Mich message from "Link, Terry" <link@mail.lib.msu.edu>

MSU Office of Campus Sustainability Presents: Sustainability: Making the Connections 

"Antarctica: Pristine or Polluted?" Dr. John Hesse, MSU 

John Hesse's presentation will cover the story of MSU's first study abroad program to the Antarctic Continent, Winter Break 2003-04. Twenty students braved the elements to experience the coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent on earth. They studied this unique physical environment: Ěthe ecology of penguins, whales, seals and terrestrial biota; the Antarctic foodweb;	the human impacts on Antarctica; the interaction of all of these components. 

They learned about the Antarctic Treaty and its Conventions designed to maintain Antarctica for peaceful scientific research and cooperation among member countries for the benefit of mankind. But, has the Treaty worked? It is nearing its 50th anniversary in 2011, at which time decisions will need to be made as to whether is should be continued or significantly modified.  

Come learn about the "Drake Shake" as the price the students had to pay to see this incredible continent first hand. 

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Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
Michigan State University
15 Olds Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Peace is not the end, PEACE IS THE WAY.  A.J. Muste

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