saturday Schedule

November 6, 2021

Plenary Session 1

“Agnes Revisited: The Thing About the River is it’s Never the Same Twice”

9:00 – 10:00 AM: The Forum (Room 272)
Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

Andrew Stuhl

Professor Environmental Studies and Sciences, Bucknell University

Nearly 50 years ago, Tropical Storm Agnes descended on the Susquehanna River Basin, upending lives, devastating homes, and transforming the Susquehanna Valley. This presentation draws on the historical research of Presidential Fellow Bethany Fitch (‘23) and Prof. Andrew Stuhl (Environmental Studies and Sciences), which includes more than 20 oral histories with Pennsylvanians who lived through the storm and resulting recovery.

Plenary Session 2

“Seneca White Corn: Change and Transmission of the Life Sustainers”

10:00 – 11:30 AM: The Forum (Room 272)
Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

Dave and Wendy Bray

Educators and keepers of Oneo-gen

This plenary address features husband-wife team and Traditional Knowledge Holders Dave and Wendy Bray from the Seneca Nation in Western New York.  Dave Bray is a traditional corn farmer and teacher and Wendy Bray a professional educator, cook, and keeper of Oneo-gen, Seneca white corn. 

They will talk about the process of sharing their heirloom Native white corn with conservancies across the United States. They will share teachings about the many associated traditions of the Haudenosaunee Nation.”Iroquois.” The history and science of corn, green corn traditional dishes and cooking methods, the Longhouse seasonal ceremonial cycle, and the gift of the Life Sustainers are all discussed with wisdom, humility, and humor.


11:00 AM – 4:00 PM



12:00 – 1:00 PM

12:15-12:45pm Keynote Address

“Piloting Flood Resilience with Pennsylvania’s River Communities”

Lara Fowler

Senior Lecturer, Penn State University Law

Increasing understanding of engagement with communities affected by climate change is a pressing challenge. A pilot project between the Penn State Initiative for Resilient Communities and the Borough of Selinsgrove focuses on flooding and resilience. Now three years along, our presentation will share lessons learned from this partnership. We reflect on how insights from our experiences relate to managing flooding and thinking about community resilience across Pennsylvania. We briefly touch on research related to flood impacts and risk in this region, insights from an assessment of recent FEMA data, and concerns and opportunities raised by community members. The partnership demonstrates the potential value of sustained collaborative partnerships in improving community resilience.

Oral Presentations: Session 1A: Watershed Sustainability

The Forum (Room 272) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lisa Hollingsworth – Segedy

1:00 – 1:20 pm

Thinking Bigger: River Restoration for Landscape-Scale Benefits

Annetta Grant

1:20 – 1:40 pm

Go Fishing: How Interspecies Becoming Develops a Duty of Care Towards Nature

Peter Jansson

1:40 – 2:00 pm

Increasing Sustainability & Resilience on Bucknell’s Campus: Learning from Jane Goodall

Oral Presentations: Session 1B: Watershed Resilience and Planning

The Forum (Room 272) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Andrew Gavin

2:00 – 2:20 pm

A New Grant Program to Improve Water Availability for Drought Resiliency in the Susquehanna Basin

Brian Gish

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Democratizing Watershed Planning: Empowering the Public with Model My Watershed

Renee Carey

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Reconnecting Plunketts Creek to Its Floodplain

Oral Presentations: Session 1C: Watershed Ecology

The Forum (Room 272) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Logan Stenger

3:00 – 3:20 pm

Water Mite Communities of Central Pennsylvania and Their Potential to Serve as Bio-indicators for Water Quality Conditions.

Sean Hartzell

3:20 – 3:40 pm

New Detections of the Invasive New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) in the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basins of Pennsylvania

Ibrahim Ware

3:40 – 4:00 pm

Interactive Pennsylvanian Amphibian Guide

Oral Presentations: Session 2A: New Community Partnerships: Sylvan Dell Environmental Center & Robert Porter Allen Natural Area

Gallery Theater(Room 301) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Jim Dunn

1:00 – 1:20 pm

Sylvan Dell – Project Background and the Site’s Natural and Cultural Heritage

Brian Aumen

1:20 – 1:40 pm

Sylvan Dell – A Master Plan Balancing Recreation and Conservation, to Achieve Stacked Benefits

Brian Aumen & Jim Dunn

1:40 – 2:00 pm

Sylvan Dell – Opportunities for Research and Learning

Oral Presentations: Session 2B: Watershed Restoration1

Gallery Theater(Room 301) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

2:00 PM-3:00PM

Adrienne Gemberling

2:00 – 2:20 pm

Rapid Stream De-listing: A partnership approach to accelerated stream improvement

David Wise

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Research on Methods for Forested Buffer Establishment

Rachel Taylor

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Evaluating the Halfmoon Creek Watershed Implementation Plan Using Soil Water Assessment Tool

Oral Presentations: Session 3B: Watershed Restoration2

Gallery Theater(Room 301) Elaine Langone Center (ELC)

3:00 PM-4:00PM

Milton Newberry

3:00 – 3:20 pm

1,000 Trees in a 1,000 Days: A Pathway towards Stormwater Management & Ecological Restoration at Bucknell

Shannon Thomas

3:20 – 3:40 pm

Live Staking: Efficient Buffer Restoration

Zachary Krauss

3:40 – 4:00 pm

COVID-19 Transition of the Hands-On Field Components of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-Funded Environmental Education Middle School Curriculum​ to Online Simulations

Closing Remarks

4:00 – 4:15 PM