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Climate change programs at Manassas Campus of NOVA

January 22, 2008

On Jan. 31, Northern Virginia Community College will join more than 1,400 colleges and universities around the nation in presenting programs and activities focused on the topic of climate change.

The Manassas Campus will host two programs. The first, starting at 11 a.m., will be a discussion by Julian Keniry, senior director for Campus and Community Leadership at the National Wildlife Federation. Keniry will discuss “The business and moral case for climate leadership on campuses.” Since 1989, Keniry has lectured to audiences across the United States and abroad as part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program which helps individuals and campuses address sustainability and climate change by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing education events.

At 2:30 p.m., geology instructor Callan Bentley will present “A geologist’s perspective on climate change.” Bentley, who teaches at NOVA’s Annandale campus, recently developed a course on “Snowball Earth,” the controversial hypothesis that the entire planet froze over during the Neoproterozoic period of geologic time. He also serves as “Geoscientist in the Park” for the National Park Service’s Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

The community is invited to these free programs in Colgan Theater. Free parking will be provided in the Event Lot. To learn more, contact Ray Bailey at 703-257-6683 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2008
Contact: Carlene Mackereth

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