EESI’s EarthTalks Seminar Series: Exploring Critical Environmental Issues
EarthTalks feature distinguished researchers and practitioners from Penn State, as well as from other universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Seminars are presented live, in some cases to an online audience. Past series and talks are also archived and made accessible using the links below.
Recent EarthTalks series have been focused on the critical problems of climate change, protecting the planet's water resources and the environmental, technical, and social challenges presented by the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas resource.
Both EESI associates and affiliates are encouraged to propose seminar topics of strategic interest to EESI and can do so by contacting EESI’s director. Faculty who propose topics are expected to develop the series in collaboration with a committee. The committee should include at least one member from an EMS Department other than the faculty-proposer and at least one member from a department in another college.
EESI provides $5,000 in funding for EarthTalks as well as staff support to help with speakers' travel arrangements and campus schedules. Faculty are encouraged to leverage this support with funds from other units.