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For Immediate Release
March 29, 2019

Second Annual Environmental Resources Center Conservation Conversation to Feature Presentations, Displays, and Discussions

Key Info

  • Conservation Conversation
  • Saturday, April 6
  • Activities begin at 9 a.m.
  • Walb Union International Ballroom

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—In honor of Earth Day, the Environmental Resources Center at Purdue University Fort Wayne will present the second annual Conservation Conversation, Saturday April 6, and it promises to be bigger and better than last year’s event.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. in the International Ballroom on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, with a welcome by Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. This will be followed by numerous short presentations throughout the day on subjects including climate change, local sustainability efforts, river water quality, and wildlife research.

Confirmed speakers include representatives of the City of Fort Wayne, local industry, state and federal agencies, not-for-profits like The Nature Conservancy, and a variety of faculty from Purdue Fort Wayne who are affiliated with the Environmental Resources Center.

While the presentations are going on, there will also be displays featuring area conservation organizations, various hands-on activities, and a silent auction. The auction will have some very special environmentally themed items up for bid, including tickets for Omnibus speaker Jeff Corwin and a Wild Encounter experience at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

The day will conclude with a cash bar reception and a dinner featuring sculptor Sayaka Ganz. Ganz will talk about the inspirations behind her stunning sculptures, which portray spectacular representations of nature using repurposed metal and plastic items.

The presentations and reception are free; an RSVP is required for the reception. The cost for the dinner is $25 per person, and reservations can still be made here.

The full program for the day can be seen on the ERC website.

For additional information, contact Susan Alderman at 260-481-6165 (office), 260-489-5349 (cell), or susan.alderman@pfw.edu 

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