Tom Fox Invited to Speak to Port Jefferson High School AP Students

Posted on May 24, 2015


On April 16, 2015, Tom Fox served as guest speaker for the Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Studies Class at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School (Port Jefferson High School). Tom presented a discussion on non-renewable energy and natural gas production in New York State which is a component of the class curriculum. Tom’s information helped the students prepare for their upcoming exam. Tom presented information on the origin, occurrence and extraction methods of fossil fuels. He also had a focused presentation on the technology that is currently of topical interest for much of the Nation that is referred to as High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing or commonly known as “Hydrofracking”. He discussed the current technology used to extract natural gas from shale rock, its benefit and potential environmental hazards. He also briefly discussed his career as an environmental scientist and hydrogeologists and all the good things that D&B does for our community. Both the students and the teacher, Jonathan Maletta, found Tom’s discussion interesting and covered their specific curriculum topic in a thorough manner. Tom graduated from Port Jefferson High School way back in the 1980’s and currently his daughter Ellen is a senior at the school and will be graduating in just a few short weeks!

View the Port Jefferson Schools Community News Article