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AGENDA

 

8:30 AM

VIRTUAL COFFEE RECEPTION

Join us for a virtual cup of coffee before our program begins!

8:45 PM

WELCOMING REMARKS

Dr. James Mayrose, Provost, SUNY Buffalo State
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY 26th Congressional District

9:00 AM

SESSION ONE: TOURISM IN THE BLUE ECONOMY

Speakers:
Ed Healy, Visit Buffalo Niagara
Bill Hilts Jr, Destination Niagara USA and Niagara County Dept. of Economic Development

10:00 AM

SESSION TWO: ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

Speakers:
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

11:00 AM

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.

11:30 AM

SESSION THREE: THE LAWS THAT PROTECT OUR WATERS

Speakers:
Jeremy Trudell, UB Law School
Assemblyman Sean Ryan, NYS Assembly District 149

12:30 PM

WRAP UP DISCUSSION

We will leave time at the end to address any unanswered questions.

CONFERENCE COORDINATING TEAM

CECILIA PERSHYN

Conference Administrator
Education Coordinator, Blue Economy Program
at Riverside Academy

DR. SUSAN MCCARTNEY

Special Advisor to the Provost for
Economic Development, 
SUNY Buffalo State

 
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