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Free science seminars focus on environment and sustainable development

BOONE—The Math and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University is hosting a variety of science seminars throughout the academic year that focus on the environment and sustainable development.

The free seminars are open to the public and provide high school and middle grades science teachers the opportunity to earn up to 1.4 recertification credits.

The seminars will be held in Room 105 Walker Hall from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Seminar dates are:

Nov. 8, Neil Johnson, Origins of Fossil Fuels

Nov. 29, Lee Ball, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building Design

Dec. 6, Chuck Smith, Sustainable Development

Jan. 31, 2008, Brian Raichle, Alternative Energy Sources

Feb. 14, 2008, Michael Windelspecht, Waterways Pollution

Feb. 28, 2008, Sammye Sigmann, Environmental Consequences of Fossil Fuel Combustion

To register for a seminar, e-mail Vickey Isaacs at or call (828) 262-3185.