Camarillo, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 – The Environmental Science & Resource Management program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will present a 2011 Spring Lecture Series, a six-part program starting Tuesday, Feb. 8.  The lectures are free and open to the public and will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. as follows:
Know Your Fishermen with speaker Stephanie Munz, of Commercial Fisherman of Santa Barbara
• Tuesday, Feb. 8, John Spoor Broome Library, room 1750

Parasites and Ecosystems with speaker Kevin Lafferty of USGS and UC Santa Barbara
• Tuesday, Feb. 22, John Spoor Broome Library, room 1360

Green Tech: Networking and Control Technologies in Energy Saving Applications (co-sponsored with the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics) with speaker Chris Stanfield of Echelon Corporation
• Tuesday, March 8, John Spoor Broome Library, room 2325

Kitchen Literacy: forgetting and remembering where food comes from with speaker Ann Vileisis, historian and author
• Tuesday, April 5, campus venue to be determined

The Future of World’s Birds in the 21st Century with speaker Cagan Sekercioglu of the University of Utah
• Tuesday, April 19, John Spoor Broome Library, room 1360

Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil with speaker Robert Wagner, independent petroleum consultant
• Tuesday, April 26, John Spoor Broome Library, room 1360

To make a reservation for any of the lectures contact Mary Devins at 805-437-3253 or

Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at

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