West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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WVU Parkersburg Psychology Students to address Resource Management topic.
CONTACT: Contact: Denise McClung, (304)424-8253.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg psychology students will address the issue of Resource Management on Thursday (July 27) as the final presentation in a free series of public discussions dealing with environmental topics.
Open to the public, the free session will be held at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Caperton Center on the WVU Parkersburg campus.
The presentation is part of a new course in ecological psychology taught by Professor Phil McClung and Associate Professor Denise McClung. The student panel has conducted research on various aspects of the topic and will present these findings with expert consultation of Jane King, assistant professor of biology and chemistry. The students involved in the panel include Amanda Carpenter, Robert Dennis, Julie Lebo, and Diane Shingler.
“The Resource Management panel is looking into our addiction to oil, energy, and natural resources in general, as well as researching paths that we took to get to this point," King noted. "This group is also exploring conservation issues associated with forestry products and waste management. Following the concepts of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, and restore’, the group is researching practical ways that individuals can make a difference by making some simple adjustments in daily living activities.”
There will a question and answer session following the panel presentation. In addition to Resource Management, the series has considered the topics of Global Warming, Population, Water, and Pandemics.