Concord University Students And Faculty Participating In BioBlitz With Hinton Area Elementary School

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 14 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND FACULTY

PARTICIPATING IN BIOBLITZ WITH HINTON AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University, the National Geographic Society and the West Virginia Geographic Alliance, in conjunction with Hinton Area Elementary School, will be conducting a Geography Day BioBlitz at Camp Brookside in Summers County with 80 students on Sept. 16, 2016.

The students will take part in dendrochronology activities and biology on the New River along with plant, archaeology, and faunal studies from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. An astronomy event will be held in the evening.

Concord University students and faculty, Dr. Alice Hawthorne-Allen, Dr. Tom Saladyga, and Dr. Joe Manzo, are participating in the program.

The BioBlitz coincides with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

Please note that this event is not open to the general public.

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