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“Women in Science” Speaker Series Features Leaders in Science and Education

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 | Posted in News

Women in Science webinar series flyerThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, a NEIWPCC program partner, is hosting a free virtual winter “Women in Science” speaker series. Launching in January, the series provides listeners the opportunity to meet and learn from scientists, community leaders, and environmental educators who work at the intersection of research, education, and environmental and social justice. Topics covered include water quality research, dam removal, field-based learning, and overcoming barriers and challenges in the field of science and education.

The six webinars include:

“Predicting Sewage Pollution Persistence in the Hudson River Estuary Using Experiments and Models,” presented by Elise Mckenna Myers, Ph.D. Find out if it is safe to swim in the Hudson River.
Jan. 5, 3-4 p.m. EST | Learn more and register

“Demolishing Dams and Stereotypes!” Meet the women who are removing dams and restoring our rivers with Laura Wildman, P.E.
Jan. 26, 3-4 p.m. | Learn more and register

“A Love Affair in STEM,” with Shihadah “Shay” Saleem. Learn how a Black woman’s love of marine science blossomed into a holistic passion for STEM education, empowerment, and community elevation for New York City youth.
Feb. 2, 3-4 p.m. | Learn more and register

“Field-Based Learning Connects and Empowers Students,” with Margie Turrin. Explore how youth on the Hudson and in Greenland are working to bring hands-on, intergenerational learning into their education.
Feb. 16, 3-4 p.m. | Learn more and register

“Turning Data Into Action,” with Tracy Brown. Hear about ways that scientists and advocates are working together to bring about a cleaner environment while letting data tell the story.
March 2, 3-4 p.m. | Learn more and register

“Reaching Local Communities With Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Environmental Education.” Learn how bringing more equity and inclusion into the environmental field is the best way to reach our communities with Eli Caref.
March 9, 3-4 p.m. | Learn more and register