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Hudson River Estuary Program Hosts “Women in Science” Speaker Series

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 | Posted in Events, Hudson River, News

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, a NEIWPCC program partner, is once again 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 data literacy, sea-level rise and sediment accumulation, tidal wetland restoration, oysters, and field-based research.

Flyer for the 2023 Hudson River Estuary Program “Women in Science” speaker series

The four webinars include:

Jan. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Women in STEAM: Let’s Talk Data!” Learn how this STEAM team integrates data literacy into their classrooms.

Jan. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Inclusive Summer Research with Young Scientists,” with Ashley Alred and Maija Niemisto. Hear about how two Hudson River youth programs are designed for inclusion of historically underrepresented communities in environmental science.

Feb. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Hudson River Tidal Wetlands: Piermont Case Study.” Learn about the role of mineral sediment accumulation in informing wetland restoration with Clara Chang.

Feb. 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Oyster Restoration in New York Harbor,” presented by Tatiana Castro. Explore how field science, restoration and education can move coastal communities toward a more sustainable future.