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Welcome to the fifth annual celebration of Climate Action Day!  We are excited about what’s in store for us this year and we are grateful for your engagement with the day.

All students are required to register for and attend Climate Action Day on Friday, April 26. You must register for the Opening Assembly Keynote Address AND either one (1) all day workshop OR two (2) short workshops: one Featured and one Student Choice.

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Friday, April 26 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Water Quality at Exeter and Beyond with Mindi Messmer and the GULL Class FULL
Limited Capacity full

Venue:  Forum, 3rd Floor, EPAC

Join members of the Green Umbrella Learning Lab (GULL) in a discussion about the quality of Exeter’s municipal water supply and its impact on our community at large. According to town quarterly reports, our local water contains elevated levels of contaminants, including the carcinogen trihalomethanes. GULL students set out to ascertain the repercussions of the substandard water quality within the context of the PEA campus.
In this workshop, we’ll discuss the condition of Exeter’s drinking water and learn about future plans for its improvement. We’ll engage in conversation with Paul Roy, the manager of the Town’s water system, Tegan DeGenova, PEA’s Environmental Compliance Manager, and Mindi Messmer, a former member of the State’s House of Representatives and an expert on local incidents of cancer.

Finally, participants will measure trihalomethane levels of samples from campus water fountains using a spectrometer and reagent kit, in a partnership with the Chemistry Department. We encourage students to bring their own water samples so we can determine the extent to which the level of carcinogens exceeds the federal limit. 


Friday April 26, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Forum, 3rd Floor EPAC