Lisa Pennisi, assistant professor of practice, and Mark Burbach, associate geoscientist, will present “Human Dimension Activities to Encourage Sustainable Behavior” at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 4 in 107 Hardin Hall (auditorium). The seminar is free and open to the public.
Understanding how social attitudes, processes and behaviors related to how we maintain, protect, enhance and use our natural resources is critical to addressing environmental problems. This seminar will introduce activities in the School of Natural Resources to encourage sustainable behavior. Examples from faculty research, teaching, and outreach/extension activities will be covered.
Lisa Pennisi earned a doctorate in natural resource recreation and tourism with minors in research and evaluation methodology and forest resources and conservation from the University of Florida. Pennisi teaches environmental education, environmental communications, ecotourism and “Individual and Cultural Perspectives on the Environment.” Pennisi’s research interests include environmental psychology, influencing conservation behavior and outdoor recreation.
Mark Burbach has a doctorate in leadership studies from UNL. He is the human dimensions of natural resource faculty area leader and teaching coordinator in the School of Natural Resources. Mark’s research, teaching and extension scholarly service focus on the human dimensions of natural resource management.