SC continues Natural Resources Lecture Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                     October 21, 2011

Contact:              Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801/Email wsmith@sheridan.edu
                              Dennis Jacobs (307) 674-6446 ext. 2802/Email djacobs@sheridan.edu

Sheridan College continues Natural Resources Lecture Series:

Similar Landscapes: Different Cultures; A Comparison of Wyoming and Mongolia

Is Wyoming really different from other parts of the World?

Sheridan, WY –Sheridan College continues their Natural Resources Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Agriculture and supported by a grant from the Diamond Cross Ranch, on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m., in the CTEL auditorium on the Sheridan College main campus.

Dr. Jim O’Rourke; faculty member in Range Management at Utah State University and Chadron State College, and Professor Emeritus at Chadron State College, presents a comparison of Wyoming and Mongolia.

Dr. O’Rourke is a graduate of Johnson County High School, in Buffalo, Wyoming, and has spent many years working with Range Management, including five years traveling to China to prepare for the 2008 International Rangeland Congress,
four years traveling to Argentina to prepare for the 2011 International Rangeland Congress, and three years on contract with the Swiss Development Corporation to assist Mongolian Society for Range Management.

In O’Rourke’s lecture, he will present similarities & differences in the landscape, ecology, and society of Wyoming & Mongolia.

The presentation is free to the public and will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with light refreshments to follow. Additional lectures in this series will occur each semester. For more information, contact Keith Klement at 674-6446, ext. 3515.

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