The Environmental Health Club at Missouri Southern will host the 2018 Earth Day Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 18, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.

The keynote speakers will be Dr. Kim Lichtveld and Dr. Seth Ebersviller, both distinguished professors of environmental health and occupational safety from the University of Findlay in Ohio. They previously served as doctoral researchers with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The speaker schedule will include:

9 a.m. – Chris Pistole, Wildcat Glades

9:30 a.m. – Dr. Katie Kilmer, MSSU professor of biology and environmental health, “Bees and Pesticides and other Stressors in Our Enivronment.”

10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kim Lichtveld, “Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors Affecting Childhood Obesity.”

10:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Seth Ebersviller, “Cookstoves: Concerns for Climate and Health.”

11 a.m. – Julie Maus, Empire District Electric Co., speaking on wind energy.

11:30 a.m. – Dr. David Penning, MSSU professor of biology and environmental health, “Amphibians, the New Canaries in the Coal Mine, Warning of the Dangers in Our Environment.”

There will be booths related to environmental topics, as well as displays entered by high-school and middle-school students for a poster/art contest with a “Reduce/Reuse/Recycle” theme.

Refurbished electronics will be offered as door prizes during the event.