Michigan Tech virtual World Water Day

Michigan Tech will celebrate World Water Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art exhibit and poster competition–virtually.

Just a week after moving instruction online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Michigan Technological University will celebrate World Water Day in the same fashion.

Keynote speaker Joellen Russell of the University of Arizona is using robot floats and supercomputers to measure the ocean and predict future climate. She will deliver the World Water Day keynote address via Zoom on March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will give her address about climate advocacy and her experiences as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Kianni is a youth climate activist based in Washington, D.C.

The virtual student poster competition is March 24 from 12 to 2 p.m. Participants will present their posters and judges will offer their feedback through Zoom.

The World Water Day 2020 art show features “Environmental Graphiti”–a series of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s works were created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the 23 works of art is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to a key fact about climate change. Use the interactive campus map to take a virtual tour of the exhibit.


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