The Red River Waterway Commission’s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad's mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to release on infested areas of the Red River. She realizes it's an uphill battle.
“It takes a lot of weevil to do a lot of damage," Cozad said by phone, adding that the salvinia problem feels like job security as she starts her work as a commission employee.
Airs Friday, September 27 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some classic tracks from Van Morrison, Victoria Williams, and Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers plus something new from Devendra Banhart and something exotic from Huun Huur Tu and on Blues at the Bottom, Buddy Flett, Henry Gray, and Carol Fran drive it on home. In our concert set this week we four tracks from an NPR Tiny Desk concert with Lord Huron and then we travel to Austin for a SXSW concert at Momo's with Sarah Jaffe. Our Final hour is a kick up your heels set guaranteed to get your feets a movin'.
Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, is hosting its STEM Day Friday. The college will bring in about 200 area high school seniors for a day that’s meant to inspire them about careers in science, technology, engineering and math. David Rusk is the associate director of the college’s math and science division. He teaches engineering courses. He said as freshmen, he may have 50 declared engineering majors, but only about one in five will actually graduate in that major after two years.
Robert Bell, co-founder of the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum, will mentor Natchitoches and Lafayette on embracing broadband technology through master classes.
A New York think tank that advises communities on how to use technology to grow their economies will conduct two workshops in Natchitoches and Lafayette. The Intelligent Community Forum will be consulting with state agencies, politicians and business leaders on how to maximize broadband use. Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, said Louisiana lags behind in adopting broadband, and his organization aims to change that through these workshops.
Steven Gruesbeck, director of service learning at Northwestern State, is chairing this year's Keep Louisiana Beautiful conference titled "Driving Sustainability for Another Ten Years."
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More than 120 people dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction in Louisiana will gather today in Baton Rouge for the 10th annual conference of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The two-day conference was organized by Steven Gruesbeck, director of service learning at Northwestern State University.