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The first annual College of Natural Resources Showcase will take place on April 6, 2010, at The Inn at Virginia Tech from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following the showcase will be a reception, honors awards, and a musical performance by Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell. The musical performance is by RSVP invitation only.
The college is hosting the event to show students from the Virginia Tech campus, area high schools, and community colleges how it is altering its curriculum to put students on the cutting edge of natural resources and the environment for the 21st century. Various departments and centers will present displays and research posters, with faculty and staff on hand to talk personally about what the college offers. Student clubs will also have exhibits.
Chuck Leavell will sign copies of his book, Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The College of Natural Resources will have a limited number of copies available free of charge.
After a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the college will recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments during the year and present awards to various friends and supporters of the college.
The invitation-only performance by Chuck Leavell will be a tremendous opportunity for students to hear not only great music, but also an important message of conservation, forests, and renewal as he talks about stewardship and partnerships.
Chuck Leavell, a world-renowned musician who has played with artists ranging from the Allman Brothers Band and Eric Clapton to Montgomery Gentry and Lea Ann Womack, is also a Georgia tree farmer and respected conservationist. He is co-founder of The Mother Nature Network, the most-visited independent environmental website in the world. Visit www.chuckleavell.com to learn more about his environmental work.
We are expanding and adapting curriculum to put students on the cutting edge for the 21st century. We are a college that engages in personalized teaching, broad extension and community outreach, and world-class research in natural resources and the environment. And it's all about sustainability.