Do you want to join your fellow Bears for interactive, hands-on sustainability workshops, enjoy free Boomer Mix popcorn, and enter for a chance to win a kayak?
If so, check out the Sustainability Student Summit!
On Monday, April 9, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm in Plaster Student Union 308, the Missouri State Eco-Reps will be hosting a Sustainability Student Summit. This event will be held in conjunction with this year’s Public Affairs Conference, Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences.
Missouri State student organizations will work with campus and community leaders and organizations to host hands-on workshops highlighting various sustainability issues.
Here’s a list of the interactive workshops you can attend:
The American Fisheries Society will be partnering with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and the James River Basin Partnership to present an exciting workshop on water quality called Ask Me About My Watershed.
Ozarks Amateur Astronomer’s Club will present on the effects of light pollution on the biosphere, our health and the environment in a presentation called Lights Out.
The Missouri State Forestry Club, in partnership with the Missouri State Grounds Department will be demonstrating how to properly grow mushrooms in an interactive workshop called Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation.
Horticulture Club and the Agronomy Club will present on the correct way to propagate plants in a fun demonstration called Watch it Grow: Plant Propagation. BONUS: Horticulture Club will be giving away 50 succulents to the first 50 people who attend! So get there fast!
Beekeeping Club, along with The Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks, will be discussing the state of the bee crisis and providing a free honey tasting to attendees in a workshop called The Secret Life of Bees + Honey Tasting.
Eco-Reps and Students for a Sustainable Future will provide a hands-on workshop on food waste and composting, including a live demonstration of vermicomposting (which means worms) called Save Your Scraps: How to Compost.
Each of the workshops will run for an hour from 9 am to 4 pm in the Plaster Student Union room 308.
There will also be an expo event in the PSU 2nd Floor Atrium from 12 pm to 1 pm where you can meet sustainability groups and organizations on campus and in our community.
Win prizes! Eat some popcorn!
By attending this event, you’ll be entered to win a kayak! Yes, you read that correctly. Just in time for summer! For each of the workshops you attend, you will receive a raffle ticket, which will earn you entries to win passes to Fritz’s Adventure Park, Boomer Meals, Bookstore Gift Cards, and a KAYAK! The more workshops you attend, the more chances you have to win!
There will also be free Boomer Mix popcorn from Ozark Mountain Popcorn throughout the day.
More information and updates can be found the Facebook event! Make sure to tell us that you’ll be there!
Here’s the full schedule: