Environmental Science and Policy Students Host Science Brew Café

On May 8th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. experts in the fields of sociology, forestry, and economic development will participate in What’s In Store for Northern New Hampshire — a science café at Biederman’s Deli and Pub on Main Street in Plymouth.  The event will focus on the changing trends within forest management and their impacts on local communities and businesses.

Graduate students from Dr. Shannon Rogers’ environmental ethics course at Plymouth State University have invited Dr. Brian Eisenhauer, Anne Duncan Cooley, and Ken Desmarais to serve as the panel. Dr. Eisenhauer is a professor of sociology and Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability at PSU, Cooley is the Executive Director of the Grafton Regional Development Corporation, and Desmarais is the Assistant Ranger of Forestry for the Pemigewasset District, U.S. Forest Service.

After brief introductions, the floor will be open to questions and discussion moderated by Plymouth State students. New Hampshire’s Northern Forest provides a vast set of natural resources and serves as living space for many communities. The economic, ethical, and social importance of these lands will be examined from a variety of viewpoints, with changing values taking center stage of the discussion.Admission is free and open to the public; food and drink can be ordered off the menu.

Graduate Students in Plymouth State University’s MS in Environmental Science and Policy program work closely with faculty to gain expertise in areas such as watershed and forest ecosystems, hydrology, climate change, ecological economics, and land use planning. They develop effective skills to address the relationships between science and policy, make decisions for social and ecological sustainability and resilience, and become effective communicators of science.

For more information, contact Shannon Rogers.