Conservationist to speak at UW-Green Bay

Conservationist Liz Titus Putnam, the founder of the Student Conservation Association, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Phoenix Room B of the University Union on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Putnam, who was awarded a 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal, founded the Student Conservation Association, the country’s first and now largest youth volunteer and environmental conservation organization.

The Student Conservation Association gives college students and high school students hands-on service opportunities in all types of fields including invasive species eradication, wildfire management and education, environmental education, and trail restoration and maintenance.

Putnam’s talk, titled “Environmental Conservation and Youth Civic Engagement,” focuses on the significance of building the next generation of conservation leaders. She will also guest lecture in two classes during her visit.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2720 or visit


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