Knowing, Connecting and Protecting the Salish Sea
Saving an endangered species is hard. Saving an ecosystem is even harder - especially when so few people even know the name of the place you’re trying to save. As residents of the Salish Sea we have an obligation to take care of it. But that is no small task. It’s been undergoing human-caused changes for hundreds of years and the current factors threatening it are complex and interconnected. Gaydos, Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, will talk about what makes the Salish Sea so amazing, and what we can do to address some of the largest issues hindering recovery.
As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Julie Hirsch from Hirsch Consulting Services will discuss community environmental education in the Salish Sea region at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum (GSSC) is an innovative K-12 stewardship and community environmental education initiative created on Lummi Island in 2012. In her Speaker Series talk, Julie Hirsch will present Oystertopia: Stewards of the Salish Sea, a short film directed by Sam Giffin that documents a GSSC oyster planting carried out by Lummi Island students in June 2016. She will also offer a slide presentation that focuses on shellfish harvesting, ocean acidification and stewardship of the Salish Sea.
Julie is an environmental scientist with more than 25 years’ experience in... Read more
United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
To Achieve the Goals: The Role of Scientific Breakthroughs & The Role of Business – Three Examples
Amelia Taylor will provide an overview of UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and how these 17 goals are interconnected.
“This is the first period in history in which a single species has placed basic earth systems in danger. We are in a race against time to find new solutions for tackling climate change and protecting the environment while at the same time ending poverty and fighting inequalities.” United Nations
She will also discuss the role of Science Discoveries, the role of Business and the Shared Values initiative.
“The transformative... Read more