St. Tammany Center hosts presentation on global warming
Contact: Christina Chapple
GLOBAL WARMING CALL TO ACTION – Thais Perkins, assistant director of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program (pictured with her daughter Sparrow), will present “Global Warming 101: The Science of Climate Change and What it Means to Southern Louisiana” March 22, 6-7:30 p.m., at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish administrative complex, 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s St. Tammany Center is hosting “Global Warming 101: The Science of Climate Change and What it Means to Southern Louisiana,” a special presentation on the science of global warming and its effects on the state.
The free talk and slide show by Thais Perkins, assistant director of Southeastern’s Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program, is scheduled for March 22, 6-7:30 p.m., at the center, located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish administrative complex, 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville.
Perkins was one of approximately 1,000 citizens who were trained to make the presentation as part of the Climate Project, former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate people and governments about global warming. She was selected from among thousands of applicants nationwide who volunteered to deliver the global warming message to their communities. The presentation is based on Gore’s book and documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Perkins said she has spent the past several months making presentations in and around Louisiana, discussing how individuals and businesses, schools and other organizations can be a part of the solution to global warming.
“Global warming is real, its impacts can already be seen and America needs to take action now to confront the climate crisis. This is the most important environmental issue of our generation” Perkins said. “I am excited to answer the call to action on this unprecedented grassroots effort.”
Space is limited for the March 22 presentation and pre-registration is advised. To register, visit the “Global Warming 101” link at www.selu.edu/sttammanycenter or contact the center at 985-893-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkins will also present “Global Warming 101” on campus March 27 in the Music Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the Climate Project, visit www.theclimateproject.org.