Upcoming event on the Potomac River featuring Dr. Chris Jones – March 18, 2018

The Potomac, sometimes called the Nation’s River, plays an essential role in the identity, history, and life of the Washington metropolitan area.

Spend a day with a variety of experts examining the Potomac’s rich legacy, geology, and wildlife, following its course through hundreds of years of history from the region’s early inhabitants to the latest in conservation technology.

ESP professor and PEREC director R. Chris Jones will be presenting during the Biodiversity time slot.

Register here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/the-potomac-rolling-through-dcs-history-and-heart

During lunch and after the seminar, participants can browse information from local groups working to promote conservation, recreation, education, and safety on the river, and learn how they can become involved. All registrants receive a signed copy of Garrett Peck’s book The Potomac River: A History and Guide.

10 a.m.  History

Garrett Peck, local historian and author

11 a.m.  Geology

Callan Bentley, science educator

12 p.m.  Lunch (participants provide their own)

1 p.m.  Biodiversity

Claire Buchanan, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, and Chris Jones, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

2 p.m.  The Future

Carlton Ray, Clean Rivers Project, D.C. Water

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus