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Skiing and Climate Change: A Look at the Future of Skiing in a Warming World

March 31 @ 2:30 pm 3:30 pm

Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room, Flynn Campus Union

Presented by Elizabeth Burakowski, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire

Elizabeth Burakowski

Winters in New England are warming two to three times as fast as other seasons. Skiing plays an important role in mountain communities as a cultural tradition and economic powerhouse. How has skiing been impacted by warmer winters? What does the future of skiing look like in a warming world? Most importantly, what can the winter recreation community do to mitigate climate change? Elizabeth Burakowski will address these questions, and more, in her lecture.

´╗┐Burakowski earned a PhD in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. As part of her research, she engages in interdisciplinary projects with economists to understand how decreases in snow affect the multibillion-dollar winter sports industry.

This event, presented by the Environmental Science Program and Department of Sport Management and Recreation, is free and open to the Springfield College community and the public.

Questions? Contact Heather Hitchcock at hhitchcock@springfield.edu (413) 748-3337.

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