Baylor CRASR Will Present Texas Parks and Wildlife Documentary

Feb. 28, 2012
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Baylor University's Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) in the College of Arts and Sciences will present Texas Parks and Wildlife's one-hour documentary "The State of the Gulf: America's Sea" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary explores the diversity of the Gulf's ecology, its flora and fauna, geology and hydrology. It also looks at the ecosystem services that the Gulf provides to people as well as the various forces that threaten the Gulf, such as hurricanes, hypoxia zones and oil spills. For more information about the documentary, visit its companion website The State of Water.

CRASR is a research and education partnership between Baylor and the City of Waco focused on aquatic resources. At Baylor, the focus has been on understanding the basic scientific principles that control the structure and function of aquatic environments. The City has dealt primarily with applied management issues. CRASR is designed to provide synergistic benefits to both institutions and stimulate inter- and multidisciplinary research.

For more information, contact Melissa Mullins, environmental educator for CRASR at Baylor, at (254) 710-2383.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 27 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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