Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 05 2003

Kanawha and Raleigh County High School Students Receive Training at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - High school students from Liberty High School and Charleston Catholic High School received training from Allen Waldron, Forest Service; Dr. Ron Canterbury, Concord biology professor; and Dr. Joe Manzo, Concord geography professor for an upcoming study of birds in their habitat in the mid-section of West Virginia, Wednesday, April 30.

Concord College, Marshall University, the West Virginia Department of Education, Region II Planning, Regional Intergovernmental Council, and Kanawha, Putnam, and Cabell school districts have partnered to study the loss of bird habitats due to urban sprawl in a 60-mile corridor between Charleston and Huntington.

The study is funded by a $65,000 grant from National Geographic Society and will be administered by Concord College. Students will, as a part of the project, receive training in computer mapping from Dr. George Towers, Concord geography professor.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Manzo, 1-304-384-5208 or

Photos: Charleston Catholic High School and Liberty High School