Come play Toxic Release!, an environmental education simulation created by SUNY Plattsburgh in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. Toxic Release! simulates the challenges associated with environmental problem solving at the local level. Participants in this role playing game simulate community residents and advocates, industry executives and government regulators as they work together to manage concerns over hazardous pollution, public health and environmental integrity. The simulation is designed to build participants' skills at conflict management, collaboration, communication, policy innovation and leadership.
Curt Gervich is an Associate Professor in SUNY Plattsburgh's Center of Earth and Environmental Science. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Tech and a MS in Natural Resources Planning from University of Vermont. At SUNY Plattsburgh he teaches courses in Environmental Policy, Sustainability and Environmental Leadership, among others. Curt holds more than 10 years of professional experience collaborating with EPA and other federal and state agencies throughout the country on a variety of environmental planning and management challenges.