May 06, 2011

Media Advisory -- Environmental Program

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover an environmental event for local high school students on Monday, May 9, hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The event will feature students from Carbondale Community High School working with SIUC forestry students who are learning to become environmental educators. The SIUC students will present ecology and environmental programs to about 100 freshman and sophomore students.

The event is set for noon to 2:30 p.m. at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, located about eight miles south of Carbondale on Giant City Road. Students will begin arriving about 11:45 a.m. at Camp II and will have a brief brown bag lunch before starting the program.

For more information, contact Erin Seekamp, assistant professor of forestry, at 618/453-7463 or