Saving The Earth with Dalton State


In coordination with the worldwide celebration of Earth Day, Dalton State’s Environmental Club invites all fellow humans to engage in learning about the earth on Monday through Thursday. All talks will be hosted in Peeples Hall, room 112.

“As we increase our understanding of the world around us, we come to realize that our impact on the planet is very significant,” said Dr. Gene Mesco, an assistant professor at the School of Sciences, Technology and Mathematics. “Earth Day gives us an opportunity to focus on issues that can improve our stewardship of the planet we share.”

The series of events will begin with hiking the College Creek Trail from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. on Monday. The hike will begin at the greenhouse located near Peeples Hall.

 Events on Wednesday are:

  • A presentation by Dr. James Adams, professor of biology, titled “A Collection of Specimens and Conservation of Species: Not a Conflict of Interest” at 1:40 p.m.
  •  A presentation by Dr. Kim Hays, assistant professor of biology, “It May Seem Small, but it is a Big Problem: Micro-beads and Micro-plastics in the Environment” at 3:15 p.m.
  • “GMO: Friend or Foe?” with Annabelle McKie-Voerste, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Hussein Mohamed, associate professor of biology, at 4:20 p.m.

 Events on Thursday, are:

  • “For Frank Lloyd Wright, Every Day was Earth Day! Organic Architecture, Then and Now” with Dr. Tami Tomasello, assistant professor of communications, at 1:40 p.m.
  • “An Overview of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, 2015” with Mesco at 3:15 p.m.

 All events are open to the public, and all are welcome to learn about current topics relevant to our life on earth. For more information, please contact Mesco at 706-272-4497 or gmesco@daltonstate.edu