Past River Symposiums
Wasn't That A Mighty Storm! Flooding in the Susquehanna Watershed
7th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Oct. 12 and 13, 2012.
The symposium was sponsored by the Susquehanna River Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, a group of faculty and students from local universities whose research focuses on the Susquehanna River. || Related news story.
River Towns in the 21st Century: Supporting local development in the Susquehanna Valley by recognizing regional community assets
6th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Oct. 14 and 15, 2011.
Organized by the Nature and Human Communities Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC), the symposium brought together community, university, business and government leaders to share their successes in furthering community interests, and to explore opportunities for collaboration. The symposium will included panel discussions on topics ranging from research on the community effects of Marcellus Shale drilling to how local groups banded together to aid in the recovery efforts following the recent flooding in Bloomsburg. || Related news story.
Exploring Our Vital Resource
5th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Oct. 22 and 23, 2010.
The symposium focused on the river's ecological health and its connection to the Chesapeake Bay, highlighting the research of scientists at the Bucknell University Environmental Center, the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations. || Related news story.
Cultures at the Confluence: Native Americans, Ecology, and the Susquehanna Valley
4th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Sept. 25-26, 2009.
Highlights included a keynote address by acclaimed Native American writer and environmental activist Linda Hogan, an award-winning poet and novelist of the Chickasaw Nation; a performance by the Native Nations Dance Theater; and a tour of the historic site of Chief Shikellamy's settlement at the Susquehanna confluence. Other events included discussions of heritage conservation, ancient Indian rock carvings along the Susquehanna, and contemporary Indian cultures in the valley, and the WVIA premiere of its documentary "Hearth and Harvest" on the culture, history, and challenges today of valley farming. || Related news story.
The Susquehanna River and Agriculture
3rd Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Sept. 12 - 13, 2008.
This annual outreach event is part of the Environmental Center's Susquehanna River Initiative, which is devoted to teaching, research and outreach related to the Susquehanna River. The symposium is supported by Bucknell University and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. || Related news story.
Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation: Seeking Common Ground Along the Susquehanna
2nd Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Sept. 29, 2007. || Related news story.
From the Branches to the Confluence: The Upper Susquehanna River Basin and its Communities
1st Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Sept. 23, 2006.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss components of an annual State of the River report, showcase key initiatives, and promote further collaboration between area universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations to improve the health of the river basin and its communities. The conference was planned by the directors of the Bucknell Environmental Center and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies. The coalition includes Geisinger Health System, area colleges, and non-profit organizations. || Related news story.