The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the sixth annual Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium on Wednesday, July, 31, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The event’s keynote speaker Maya van Rossum serves as the Delaware Riverkeeper and the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. She is the founder of the national Green Amendment Movement, which works to enact Green Amendments in every state constitution and at the federal level. An attorney and author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, Rossum is an adjunct professor and director of the Environmental Law Clinic, which she founded, at Temple Beasley School of Law.
The symposium will also feature presentations by professionals in the field of water quality and harmful algal blooms research and a panel discussion. Lunch will be served and a networking reception will be held.
Registration for the event is $20 per person and $10 for students prior to July 30. Registration the day of the symposium is $35 per person and $25 for students.
Established in 2003 by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Institute is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes and surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters environmentally-sound development practices throughout the region, and disseminates accumulated knowledge to the public.