NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann was part of a panel on conservation as part of the University of Maine School of Social Work’s conference, “Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective” on Saturday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the University of Maine, Orono. This event was free and open to the public.
The University of Maine School of Social Work hosted “Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective,” a conference on environmental justice and social work. Maine faces various environmental challenges, such as few efforts made in conservation, nature’s effects on mental health, and how maltreatment of the environment affects our food.
The conference schedule was:
9:30 a.m. – Arrive on Campus* and Check-In
10:00 a.m. – Welcome Address by GAIL WERBACH, PhD, LCSW, Director of the School of Social Work
10:15 a.m. – Keynote Speaker, WILL HAFFORD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Adventure Therapy at Unity College
11:15 a.m. – Panel on the Environment, Health, and Wellness
Panelists: Will Hafford, PhD, Alivia Moore, and Lucy Quimby, PhD
12:45 p.m. – Lunch, which is not provided but available on-campus* at the Bear’s Den Pub
2:00 p.m. – Panel on Conservation
Panelists: Lisa Pohlmann, PhD, Darren Ranco, PhD, and K. R. Miner, PhD
3:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker, BETSY SWEET, Environmental Activist, Maine Gubernatorial Candidate
4:30 p.m. – End of Event