Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Workshop The Environmental Legacy of Soviet Power: A Workshop for Texas Educators

Wed, November 15, 2006

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The environmental legacy of unrestrained Soviet-era growth is one of wide-spread pollution and toxic waste. Accelerated economic development has proved to be a boon to Russia, but the negative impacts have continued to increase.

Faced with everything from local blackouts to oil pipeline leaks to cleaning up the residue of former nuclear test zones, Russia and Eastern Europe continue to struggle in their attempt to balance the short term economic rewards of developing energy reserves and increasing economic production, against the long term environmental damage inflicted upon the surrounding natural areas and communities.

CREEES is offering a one-day workshop for Secondary School educators on topics concerning the environment. Teachers attend lectures by University professors and then explore ways to incorporate the ideas into curriculum materials for their own classroom use.

The workhop will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Registration includes handouts, parking, lunch, and snacks. Registration is limited to 25 teachers on a first-come, first –served basis.

Please return the registration form by fax by November 7, 2006.

Interested educators should contact:
Allegra Azulay, CREEES Outreach Coordinator,
at 512-471-7782 or

Click here to download the PDF Registration Form (73K)

Sponsored by: CREEES

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