May 2017

Huxley Speaker Series 6/1: Sylvia Yang on WWU's SEA Discovery Center

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Sylvia Yang will deliver her talk “SEA Discovery Center: Fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of marine ecosystems,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. Located in Poulsbo, WA, the SEA Discovery Center is a public aquarium and hands-on learning center featuring marine life and habitats from the Pacific Northwest. Since May 24, 2016, Western Washington University has been continuing the center’s mission to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. Sylvia Yang will share the Center’s history as an educational resource for the community and discuss... Continue reading
Huxley Speaker Series 5/25: Kimberly Larson on Climate Change Communication

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Kimberly Larson will deliver her talk “It’s Okay to Talk About Global Warming: Effectively Communicating About Climate in a Heated Climate,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. Kimberly Larson will discuss current challenges for advocates of climate action and how they can best communicate with their audiences and challengers. As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to advance clean energy solutions to the climate crisis through promoting effective policies and market-based innovations, organizing partnerships and a diverse movement for action, and communicating the best solutions at... Continue reading
Huxley Speaker Series 5/18: Denise Attwood and Ric Conner on the Conscious Connections Foundation

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Denise Attwood and Ric Conner will deliver their talk, “Conscious Connections Foundation: Earthquake Relief in Nepal,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Ric and Denise will present on the CCF, which was initially established to support rural health care and education for girls. After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015, CCF was in a position, because of long term relationships, to provide quick, effective and continuing aid. The talk will include photos of Denise and Ric... Continue reading

Huxley Speaker Series 5/11: Dr. Misty Peacock on Algal Toxin Events within the California Current

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Misty Peacock will deliver her talk “Blurred Lines: Multiple Freshwater and Marine Algal Toxins at the Land-Sea Interface,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The California Current spans nearly 3,000 km, from Southern British Columbia to Baja, California. Over the last few years, there have been multiple, dramatic algal toxin events within the California Current. In her Speaker Series talk, Dr. Peacock will discuss San Francisco Bay, CA, a region that was once assumed to not have harmful algal bloom problems. Sampling... Continue reading