Outreach

Presented by: TFISE Water Systems Working Group
Water week is a week-long series of events designed to inform our campus of the environmental and economic importance of water. This year's theme is on Water Quality in response to the Flint, MI water crisis.  The project is a collaborative effort between the Colleges of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering as well as the Kentucky Geological Survey and Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute. 

Visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UKWaterWeek

Featured Events for 2016

Mon, 10/10 Paddle On! with Alyssum Pohl 
Learn about Alyssum Pohl's canoe journey down the Mississippi River to document water and plastic waste.
Brown bag - refreshments and dessert provided
Little Fine Arts Library, Niles Gallery, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Lead: Dr. Chris Barton, Forestry Dept and Appalachian Center Director
Co-sponsored by the Appalachian Center

Tues, 10/11: Big River
Ever wonder how our lifestyles affect water quality?  Big River investigates the environmental impacts of corn production on downstream communities along the Mississippi River. (Film Screening & Panel Discussion)
Dinner provided pre-film in Alumni Gallery at 5:30 PM
WT Young Auditorium, 6:00 to 8:00 PM,

Panelists: Amanda Gumbert (UK Cooperative Extension, KY Division of Conservation); Steve Higgins (UK CAFE), Alyssum Pohl (Paddle On!). and Dan Miller (Kentucky Cattleman's Association)
Leads: Dr. Jimmy Fox , Civil Engineering and Trish Coakley, ERTL
Link to Panelist Bios

Wed, 10/12: Career Panel
Interested in a career that focuses on protecting water resources?  Come netwrok with scientists, engineers, and community leaders who are working to protect local water resources.
Dinner provided.
The 90, Private Dining (1st Floor, Fresh Food Connection), 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Panelists: Ken Cooke (Friends of Wolf Run); Steve Evans (Third Rock), Ben Krebs (LFUCG), Kelly Pennell (UK, Civil Engineering)
Lead: Dr. Carmen Agouridis, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Dept.
Link to Panelist Bios

Thurs, 10/13: Seminar, Sinkhole Collapse with Ming Ye 
Kentucky's "swiss cheese" like geology means our landscape is dotted with sinkholes.  History Channel feature scientist Dr. Ming Ye (Floridaa State Univeristy) explains why sinkholes collapse and in some cases, swallow Corvettes. 
Refreshments provided starting at 3:30
Chem-Phys Building Room 155, 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Lead: Dr. Alan Fryar, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Dr. Junfeng Zhu, Kentucky Geological Survey

Fri, 10/14 CATchment Cleanup
It always feels good to give back!  Come join us at the Cat's CATchment for an afternoon of trimming, mulching, and mowing to preapre the garden for winter.  Service opportunity lead by BAE Student Chapter
Refreshments provided
Farm Rd between Gluck and Good Barn, 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Lead(s): Brad Montgomery and Amanda Williams, BAE Student Chapter with Dr. Carmen Agouridis, BAE and Suzette Walling, TFISE

   

 

 

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