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Showcase Encourages Sustainability

May 8, 2014 | updated May 13, 2014

Cal State Fullerton and its Center for Sustainability are joining other county agencies in supporting the "P21 Our Future Now Sustainability Showcase."

The May 24 program at Cal State Fullerton will spotlight sustainability experiences among Orange County students from the ages of kindergarten through 12th grade, said John Bock, professor of anthropology and the director of the CSUF Center for Sustainability.

"This showcase provides an opportunity for the community to see the great work being done by Orange County schools in the area of sustainability," said Bock. "These primary, middle and high school students have been able to participate in hands-on experiences through the efforts and mentoring of public school teachers, CSUF faculty and students and community members.

"As an area leader in sustainability, Cal State Fullerton is providing experiential learning for our own and other students in the community. Issues of sustainability loom large today in all areas, including the environment, the economy and our society, and our University is striving to be at the forefront of outreach, education and the search for solutions," he added.

In addition to displays and exhibitions of student projects, students will speak on their research experiences. In addition, there will be displays and exhibits by local organizations including Discovery Science Center, Ocean Institute, CSUF Recycles, U-ACRE, and Fullerton Arboretum.

State Sen. Lou Correa, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and Mike Matuda, superintendent of the Anaheim Unified High School District, are among the speakers during the 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. program in the Titan Student Union.

Program sponsors include: the Orange County Department of Education, Discovery Science Center, Ocean Institute, United Way, Anaheim Union High School District, North Orange County Community College District and California P21. Campus sponsors include the College of Education, GEAR UP and FIRST programs.

For more information, call Clay Elliott, Anaheim Union High School District, 714-999-3536.

Media Contacts:

John Bock, CSUF Center for Sustainability, 657-278-5574 
Pam McLaren, 657-278-4852 

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