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Environmental Studies Program 50th Anniversary Celebration & Alumni Reunion

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Environmental Studies Program- UC Santa Barbara

4312 Bren Hall

Mail Code 4160

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara celebrates 50 years of action and hope.

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Established in 1970, as a result of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, 21 faculty members banded together to bring environmental education to UC Santa Barbara. By the fall of 1970 the Environmental Studies Program at UCSB was established as one of the first multidisciplinary environmental educational programs in the country.

50 years later the Program has over 7,000 alumni across the country, continuing the tradition of engaging in action and hope for a brighter, more sustainable future.

Please join us for a weekend-long alumni reunion and celebration! Activities begin on Friday, February 28, 2020 with registration check-in, two alumni panels, and a welcome reception in the evening. Saturday, February 29, 2020 enjoy breakout sessions led by the Faculty of the Environmental Studies Program dedicated to critical issues in the environment. A lunch award reception recognizing outstanding alumnus will follow. In the afternoon, join us for plenary sessions and the screening of a documentary on the creation and evolution of the Environmental Studies Program. In the evening, join us for a dinner reception; reunite with old friends, current and former faculty of the Environmental Studies Program. Following dinner, please join us in Campbell Hall for Bill McKibben’s talk titled Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform, in celebration of our Program. Finally, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 join faculty and staff for free actives such as hikes, tours of campus, and other programmatic activities.

Panel sessions for Friday are free and open to the public. Paid tickets guarantee entry to the Friday reception; Saturday sessions, lunch, dinner, Bill McKibben talk, and commemorative swag. Sunday events are TBD - more information coming soon.

Schedule of Events*

Friday, February 28, 2020

2:00 - 3:00 pm Alumni Panel 1, Loma Pelona

3:00 - 4:00 pm Alumni Panel 2, Loma Pelona

4:00 - 6:00 pm 50th Anniversary Welcome Reception, location TBD **

Saturday, February 29, 2020 **

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration, outside of Campbell Hall

9:00 - 12:00 pm Themed Breakout sessions, Location TBD

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Awards Presentation, Rec Cen Pavillion

1:30-4:30 pm Plenary Sessions, Campbell Hall

5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner reception, Rec Cen Pavillion

7:30 pm Bill McKibben Talk, Campbell Hall

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Activities and locations TBD

*The event is currently developing therefore all times and locations are subject to slight modification. For up to date information please consult the ES Program's 50th Anniversary Webpage: https://www.es.ucsb.edu/50th

**Paid tickets garner access to these events

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Environmental Studies Program- UC Santa Barbara

4312 Bren Hall

Mail Code 4160

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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