Wesleyan Community Celebrates Earth Day

Barry Chernoff, the Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, professor of biology and director of the Environmental Studies Certificate Program, welcomes the audience to Wesleyan’s 2010 Earth Day Celebration titled ““Keeping Our Feet to the Fire: Joining Art and Science to Engage Environmental Issues.”

Chernoff honors Alexandra Provo ‘10 with the Robert Schumann Distinguished Student Award.

Jeremy Isard '11 moderated the Earth Day discussion.

A panel of environmental experts discussed the question “are art and science as natural allies in communicating environmental issues to the public?” Pictured is Marda Kirn, of EcoArts Connections in Colorado.

Other panelists included, at left, Godfrey Bourne, associate professor of biology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and co-founder and director of the CEIBA Biological Station, in Guyana; and Cassie Meador, member of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Washington, D.C. The event was co-sponsored by Environmental Studies Program and the Center for the Arts. (Photos by Stefan Weinberger '10)

In honor of Earth Day, Professor of Physics Brian Stewart led his Third Annual Earth Day Rant April 22 in Exley Science Center. Stewart discussed interconnections between population, pollution and resource depletion, and provided economic observations.