SRU students present at environmental symposium


Several Slippery Rock University students presented their research at the 2016 Student Symposium on the Environment sponsored by Environmental Programs at Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.

Participating universities included: SRU, Westminster College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Youngstown State University, Geneva College and Allegheny College.

SRU participation featured: Sara Isacco and Larrisa Cassano, graduate environmental education students, who presented a poster regarding, "Attitudes toward Massasauga Rattlesnake Conservation in the Slippery Rock Area;" Jacob Smith, a park resource management major, who presented an oral presentation about, "Assessing outcomes of safari amphitheater programs at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium," supervised by Rebecca Thomas; Maraina Miles, a geology major, who presented an oral presentation on the, "Effects of the medieval climate anomaly on the great plains region of North America," supervised by Patrick Burkhart; and Jennifer Bauer, a biology major, who presented, "An updated checklist for the lichens of Lawrence County," supervised by David Krayesky.

The symposium is offered each December to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression and service work being done by students in the region.