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GLIN==> IL-IN Sea Grant News: Seminar Series Looks at Coastal Resources, Climate Change



 
SEPT. 10, 2007
 
SOURCE:  Leslie Dorworth (219) 989-2726; dorworth@calumet.purdue.edu
CONTACT:  Irene Miles (217) 333-8055; miles@uiuc.edu
          

Purdue Calumet Seminar Series Looks at Coastal Resources, Climate Change 

The first of a four-part series of seminars intended to raise awareness of land use practices on Lake Michigan?s coastal resources is hosted by Purdue University Calumet on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the University?s Calumet Conference Center.
           
Wednesday?s initial seminar, Calumet Beginnings, in the Go with the Flow--Get to Know Our Indiana Coastal Resources series, will focus on the establishment of the Calumet area, how Lake Michigan was created and how it has changed naturally due to environmental and man-made influences. Kenneth J. Schoon, historian, Indiana University Northwest professor and author of the book, Calumet Beginnings, will talk about the evolution and settlement of northwest Indiana. Through historical photographs and maps, he will demonstrate how waves of Lake Michigan created three ancient shorelines.
           
Other seminars in the series are:
·         Oct. 10, ?Planning for Growth and Protecting Resources?
·         Nov. 14, ?Global Warming: The Choice Is Ours?
·         Jan. 9, ?The Impact of Changing Climate and Precipitation in the Great Lakes Basin
           
Each seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Calumet Conference Center.
           
?All of the seminars intend to show how we as a community may impact the Lake Michigan Watershed from how we use land to how our daily activities may influence global climate change,? said Leslie Dorworth, aquatic ecology extension specialist for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program.
           
The progressive series is funded through a grant from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, a division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Other sponsors include Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
 
           
             

Irene Miles
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
386 NSRC
1101 W. Peabody Dr.
Urbana, Il 61801
(217) 333-8055
FAX (217) 333-8046