VIRTUAL COFFEE RECEPTION
Join us for a virtual cup of coffee before our program begins!
Dr. James Mayrose, Provost, SUNY Buffalo State
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY 26th Congressional District
SESSION ONE: TOURISM IN THE BLUE ECONOMY
Ed Healy, Visit Buffalo Niagara
Bill Hilts Jr, Destination Niagara USA and Niagara County Dept. of Economic Development
SESSION TWO: ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Dr. Kofi Fynn-Aikins, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Christopher Pennuto, Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center
Kerrie Gallo, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
BLUE ECONOMY PROGRAM AT RIVERSIDE ACADEMY
Buffalo State College and Riverside Academy are partnered to provide hands-on learning in real-life work environments to enhance water-based educational experiences for students in the Blue Economy Program. Riverside teachers and Buffalo State coordinator Cecilia Pershyn will discuss how high school students are contributing to Buffalo's blue economy.
SESSION THREE: THE LAWS THAT PROTECT OUR WATERS
Jeremy Trudell, UB Law School
Assemblyman Sean Ryan, NYS Assembly District 149
WRAP UP DISCUSSION
We will leave time at the end to address any unanswered questions.
CONFERENCE COORDINATING TEAM
Education Coordinator, Blue Economy Program
at Riverside Academy
DR. SUSAN MCCARTNEY
Special Advisor to the Provost for
SUNY Buffalo State