The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Hudson River Estuary Program are once again hosting a 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. This free online series is designed for educators and is open to the public. Discussions will cover monitoring and research, field-based learning, and creating pathways to overcome barriers and challenges in the field of science and education.
The four webinars include:
January 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Connecting Long-Term Monitoring with New York State Natural Resource Management Information Needs,” presented by Sarah Fernald, reserve manager and research coordinator of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.
January 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Discovering the Causes and Effects of Ocean Deoxygenation,” led by Lauren Moseley, a PhD student at Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
February 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Nature’s Classroom: Integrating Play and Mindfulness in Environmental Education,” with Ashawna Abbott, environmental education outreach coordinator at the Mohonk Preserve.
February 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
“Creating Conservation Pathways for Local Youth,” presented by Briana Gary, environmental educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.