(Posted March 8, 2001)

The Conservation Club of Juniata College is hosting a conference of the Student Environmental Action Coalition on campus March 23-25, with more than 75 students from seven colleges in Pennsylvania and Maryland attending.

"There will be workshops and several lectures that would be of interest to any student or member of the community," says Jamie Knapp, a senior from Fairport, N.Y. and spokeswoman for the club.

The conference starts Friday, March 23 at 6 p.m. with registration and a reception in Ellis College Center. At 9 p.m., there will be two movies shown in Good Hall. Sleeping accommodations for student groups will be in the Ellis College Center ballroom.

On Saturday, March 24, the conference begins with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the keynote speaker at 9 a.m. There will be a series of concurrent workshops or lectures at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and at 2:30 and 4 p.m. There will be three or four workshops per session for attendees to choose from. There is a one-hour break for lunch at 1 p.m. There will be a dinner hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by a coffeehouse activity at the Bric-a-Brac Bagel Shop in Huntingdon at 9 p.m..

On Sunday, March 25, there will be another workshop session at 9:30 a.m., followed by meetings of individual conservation clubs from each college. The conference ends at 5 p.m.

The conference cost is $5 per day, which covers meals and materials. The one-day registration fee for nonstudents is $5, which also covers meals and materials.

To register or for more information, please call Jamie Knapp at (814) 641-4650 or visit the Web site http://www.clubs.juniata.edu/conservation/.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.