Chesapeake Bay and the environment to be talk topic March 18

An expert on the Chesapeake Bay will speak March 18 at Gettysburg College.

The talk, "Chesapeake in Peril: Why a Dark Green Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake," will take place at 7:30 p.m. in College Union Building, Room 260. Howard Ernst is an associate professor of political science at the United States Naval Academy and a Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

Ernst will speak about his recent book, "Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay." He is best known for his work in the area of environmental politics and is considered a leading authority on the Chesapeake Bay restoration program.

This event is the second in the Eisenhower Institute's Spring Speaker Series at Gettysburg College. "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's" Gwen Ifill will speak on April 8.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 9 Mar 2010

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