Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

AgriLife at EarthX 2018Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu

DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display booth space at EarthX April 20-22.

“The world’s largest environmental experience,” according to EarthX’s event website, takes place at Fair Park, Dallas. The three-day event includes an exposition, conference and film festival.

Entities represented at the event include The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas’ Water University program; Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI; AgriLife Extension’s Dallas County Agriculture and Natural Resources group; Texas 4-H, AgriLife Extension’s youth component; AgriLife Extension Wildlife and Fisheries; North Texas Master Naturalists; and Texas Agrability.

“We’re elated to see such an AgriLife presence in Dallas for EarthX,” said Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, director of the AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. “The fact that so many of these programs are here shows a real dedication to environmental sustainability wherever we work across the state.”

AgriLife Research and Extension booths at the event will highlight ongoing efforts in water resources, environmental ecology and public health.

Displays by NRI will showcase ongoing research to reverse declining populations of threatened freshwater mussels and efforts to educate the public about declining quail populations across Texas. Meanwhile, a booth by the Water University program on urban water resources will educate attendees about water quality and protection, inviting people to test their water knowledge for prizes with a digital pop quiz. And a display from the AgriLife Extension office in Dallas County will showcase the agency’s Path to the Plate – a program to educate Texans on the production processes that put food on the table.

Go to https://earthx.org/eventguide/ for alphabetical listings and maps showing the AgriLife booths listed above as well as speaker schedules and other event information.


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