The Edith Chase Symposium is a series of educational programs to acquaint people who are not specialists, with issues of importance in the Earth Sciences and Water Sciences. The Symposium was initiated in 2014 to honor Edith Chase, a scientist who contributed her expertise, energy, and outstanding analytic and communication skills to benefit the ecosystems of the City of Kent, the State of Ohio, and the Great Lakes Basin. At the time of Ms. Chase’s decision, at age 90, to reduce the public advocacy activities in which she took part, the League of Women Voters of Kent and the Kent Environmental Council together began organizing this program, in recognition of Ms. Chase’s service in the two organizations over fifty years. The first Symposium program was presented June 5, 2015. In 2016, The Edith Chase Symposium Association, Inc., was registered as an Ohio non-profit corporation, and has been approved by the US Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so that donations may be deducted for federal income tax purposes by donors.
June 7, 2019
Join us at the fifth annual Edith Chase Symposium.
Join us on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. to celebrate the Resurrection of Ohio’s Crooked River, with poets from across Ohio, reading at the Poetry Park of Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University.
The Edith Chase Lecture
At 7 p.m. Jim White, former director of Sustainable Infrastructure Programs, will present “Legacy and Lessons from the Cuyahoga River” at the Cene Lecture Hall of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
(Doors open at 6:30 PM)