God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

- Genesis 1:31 (NIV)

Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences

 

Events


March 17
5:00 PM

LLU CHURCH VESPERS, main sanctuary

Rumble in the Jungle

The faculty and students of the LLU Department of Earth and Biological Sciences will give a dazzling presentation of amazing animals that live in the jungle and will inspire renewed concern for preserving them in their natural environments. From a Black Leopard to a King Cobra, you will experience God's wonderful creatures up close!

Jan 21, 2012
3:00 PM

LLU Church Family Nature Program – Damazo Ampitheater, Centennial Building (northeast corner of the building; the building is on the northwest corner of Anderson and Stewart)

Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs...and Plants that Eat Them!

Vast throngs of bugs crawl, hop, run, fly, and creep across the planet's surface, sometimes even invading our homes. With their bizarre habits and strange ways, they live extraordinary lives that can fascinate and delight both kids and adults alike. Our family-friendly program will highlight the diversity of these creatures and many amazing features of their biology. There will be plenty of live creatures to admire or repulse (take your pick), and some fun gimmicks to entertain the kids

Nov 12
3:00 PM

LLU Church Amazing Nature Series – Wong Kerlee Center (basement of NW corner of LLU Medical Center)

Wet and Wild: Creatures of the Sea

The ocean realm contains extraordinary abundance and diversity. This family-friendly program will highlight some of this diversity through an exploration of different ecosystems and hands-on contact with living creatures—perhaps even a shark.

Nov 5
3:00 PM

CBCS Lecture Series – Mortensen Hall Biochemistry Amphitheater (3rd floor)

Steven M. Smith, Ph.D., Exploration and Environmental Geochemist, Lakewood, Colorado

Responsible Stewardship: Balancing Societal Needs for Mineral Resources and Environmental Protection

A steward is responsible for the wise use of resources to address societal needs and for protecting the land over which they have been given stewardship. Yet, unrecognized by many, something as basic as “helping thy neighbor” will require the additional extraction of mineral resources—an activity that has often led to environmental damage. To fulfill the responsibilities of the wise steward, we must begin to recognize the true costs of our decisions in order to find a balance between societal resource use and environmental health. Dr. Smith has spoken previously at LLU, and we have asked him to return because of his outstanding message

LLU Church Amazing Nature Series – Wong Kerlee Center, north end of LLU Medical Center

Animal Telemetry: Exploring the Secret Lives of God's Creatures

Animal researchers have gained extraordinary insights into the secret lives of sharks, snakes, birds, elephants, and even tiny dragonflies through sophisticated tracking systems. Children and adults will marvel at the glimpses of God’s creation from an engaging lecture accompanied by live animals and a demonstration of how radiotelemetry works.

Sep 10
3:00 PM

LLU Church Amazing Nature Series – Damazo Auditorium, Centennial Complex

Our Fine-feathered Friends: The World of Birds

Some 10,000 species of birds come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. They exhibit many unique adaptations, including flight and birdsong. This dynamic lecture for the family will feature a handful of live birds presented by Erick Briggs, including a Cassowary, Cockatoo, Macaw, Hornbill, and Saker Falcon.

Sep 3
3:00 PM

CBCS Lecture Series – Mortensen Hall Biochemistry Amphitheater (3rd floor)

Donald G. Kimball, M.A., San Rafael, California

World of Parrots: Australia

Australia is a continent that spans over 7 million square kilometers. For most, it represents a land of unique marsupials, barrier reefs, and dry outback wilderness. Less well known is that Australia is home to the richest diversity of parrots on our planet, with more than 50 species—including some that are critically endangered. In a special showing of a four-part series now available for purchase, Don Kimball will showcase some of his finest footage that resulted from 6 months of filming “down under.” Come and discover a different side of Australia—the world of parrots. To learn more about the documentary, visit: http://store.wptestore.com/servlet/Detail?no=256

May 10
7:00 PM

CBCS LECTURE SERIES, room to be announced

Ray Morgan

The Venom Interviews

In laboratories, zoos, hospitals, and private homes, there is a small, tight-knit community of professionals whose everyday work revolves around some of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood reptiles. In a special preview of the forthcoming high-definition documentary, Ray Morgan will introduce you to some of the most respected names in venomous herpetology, as they discuss their work, the animals they cherish, and the paths that lead to their unique careers. For more details on the documentary, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Venom-Interviews/184910098195088

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We30Zm3DdtI

April 16
5:00 PM   

LLU CHURCH VESPERS, main sanctuary

Spiders and Snakes and Other Ambassadors of God

The faculty and students of the LLU Department of Earth and Biological Sciences will give a dazzling presentation of amazing animals that will inspire renewed concern for preserving them in their natural environments. You will see an abundance of live animals, including a Harris’s hawk, bobcat, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. You will also learn why we should be stewards of the creation, and about our efforts to save some of the world’s rarest animal species.