Wayland Focusing on Creation Care

November 2, 2017

Courtesy Photo of Dr. David Mahan
Courtesy Photo of Dr. David Mahan working with the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will host its annual Creation Care emphasis Nov. 6-10 with special guest Dr. David Mahan serving as the featured speaker at chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in Harral Auditorium. Admission to chapel is free and open to the public.

Creation Care Week is a special emphasis, led by the School of Mathematics and Sciences, to help educate individuals on matters of environmental stewardship and the importance of caring for God’s creation.

Dr. Mahan is the former Associate Executive Director of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, where he served for 30 years. Mahan has a Ph.D. in stream ecology from Michigan State University and is a land steward for the Michigan field office of The Nature Conservancy. He has a passion for fish and water quality, and has contributed to numerous research and restoration efforts in Michigan’s streams.

In addition to speaking at chapel, Mahan will take part in a question and answer session during lunch on Wednesday. He will also participate in a couple of science field trips on Wednesday and Thursday with ecology and conservation biology students. On Friday, students from the School of Math and Sciences will participate in a community service event, cleaning up along the Running Water Draw.

Creation Care Week began at Wayland in 2011 under the leadership of then Dean of the School of Math and Sciences Dr. Herbert Grover. The initiative continues to be part of the strategic plan at Wayland, calling for the conservation of natural resources.

For more information on Creation Care, contact the School of Math and Sciences at 806-291-1115.