Doug Satre and the Center for Research in Science (CRIS)

Satre is the director of development for Plant With Purpose, an international Christian development agency that works to solve severe environmental and humanitarian problems in six developing countries. The organization works with rural communities suffering the effects of poverty and environmental degradation, giving them the tools they need to heal their communities and environments.


Satre delivers his lecture, “Healthy Forest, Healthy People: Using Remote Sensing for Community-Managed Forestry Around the World,” as part of APU’s Center for Research in Science’s series, “Walking the Walk: Science and Faith in Action.” The lecture addresses the problems associated with deforestation and soil degradation, and the disastrous effects they have on people in rural communities who depend on forests for survival. Satre presents the groundbreaking solutions Plant With Purpose has discovered. By using state-of-the-art technologies, the organization empowers these communities to maintain the health of the forests on which their lives depend.

The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) exists to serve a community of students, scholars, and laypersons by promoting research that encompasses the scope of scientific studies and addresses the inseparable relationship between science and culture, its role in classical liberal arts education, and the ancient dialogue between faith and reason.


Tues., October 23, 2012
6:30 p.m.


LAPC Room, located in APU’s Turner Campus Center
East Campus
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702