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Lone Star College to celebrate Earth Day with International Environmental Conference

Lone Star College will host the 13th Annual International Education Conference, “The Global Environment: It’s in Your Hands” on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd.

“This conference, hosted by LSC-Montgomery, will feature some extraordinary speakers who will provide insight into environmental issues for students, faculty and community members,” said Dr. Theresa Kurk McGinley, LSC associate vice chancellor of international programs. “Hosting the event on Earth Day will make this conference even more memorable.”

Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, will deliver the morning keynote address, discussing Prehistoric Amazonia. The luncheon keynote speaker is Rear Admiral and Oceanographer Jonathan White, U.S. Navy, ret., sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Houston. Adm. White will discuss national security challenges in the Arctic area due to climate change and shifting waterways.

The conference takes place at the Lone Star Community Building located on Research Forest Drive, and isopen to students – high school and college – along with faculty, administrators and community members. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early. The Conference will focus on global and local environmental concerns, international education, and much more.  Tree saplings are provided by Texas A&M Forest Service.

“Lone Star College is delighted to host its annual Conference on an environmental theme and to have it held in The Woodlands.  Protection of the natural environment in this area is a topic of keen and critical interest, “said McGinley.

The registration fee for the day-long conference is $30 for students and $45 for others, and includes a catered Conference Luncheon

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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