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NOVEMBER 4, 2023



Note: only the first hour of Friday evening’s event (from 7:00 to 8:00 pm) can be viewed remotely over Zoom.

The poster session and exhibits (from 8:00 to 10:00 pm) are in-person only and cannot be viewed remotely.

The Forum (Room 272)

7:00 – 7:05 p.m



Executive Director, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center

Opening Remarks

7:05 – 7:10 p.m

Benjamin Hayes

Symposium Chair

7:10 – 7:30 p.m

Indigenous Perspective

A Faithkeeper’s Perspective on the Word “Sustainability”

Oren Lyons

Chief and Faithkeeper, Onondaga and Seneca Nations, Haudenosaunee Confederacy

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Keynote Address

Navigating the Complex Waters and Future of the Chesapeake Bay

DeniCe Heller Wardrop

Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium and Research Professor, Penn State University

Terrace Room (Room 276)

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Exhibits

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – students are at their posters and exhibitors are at their tables

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – evening social

9:45 p.m. – Best Student Poster Awards announced

The annual River Symposium is an educational community outreach event sponsored by the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment, the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, and the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center at Penn State University.

For more information, please contact Dr. Benjamin Hayes, Director of the Watershed Sciences and Engineering Program at the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment at