JULY 21st, 2016, Webinar from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST, Understanding Native Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change in the Great Basin with speakers Phillip Mote, OSU and Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, OSU. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on observations of environmental surroundings over long periods of time. It is an integral aspect of Indigenous cultural knowledge, which is holistic in nature. Because climate change affects the presence, abundance and patterns of distribution of animals and plants, it is important to analyze behaviors and hear tribes' TEK perspectives connected to those resources. In this project, researchers documented the Duckwater Shoshone and the Paiute tribes' cultural traditions and responses to climate change in the Great Basin. This led to insights regarding responses of tribal culture to focal animals and plants that, in turn, are exposed and responding to changes in climate. For webinar Information and registration click HERE.
JULY 26th, 2016, Webinar from 3:00 PM EST, Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of Environmental Education. Co-hosted by the North American Association of Environmental Education, Dr. Nicole Ardoin, an assistant professor on a joint appointment with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment, will speak about the potential for cross-sector coordination to initiate large scale social change. Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change. For more information and registration click HERE.
JULY 27th, 2016: The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is hosting a Basic Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Educator/Teacher workshop from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Project WET is a collection of innovative, water-related K-12 activities that are interdisciplinary, hands-on, and are fun and easy to use. Focus is on large and small group learning and laboratory investigations. Grad credit through the Colorado School of Mines is available. Register ASAP by calling Colleen Shipley at the Downtown Aquarium, 303-561-4444.
JULY 28th, 2016: The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is hosting Ocean Literacy for Grades 1-12. Even though Colorado is not near an ocean, we are tied to it in many ways. Ocean literacy is an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you – and your influence on the ocean. Learn the 7 essential principals of ocean literacy through interactive lessons and visiting the Aquarium. This workshop will be held from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. ½ Credit available through Colorado School of Mines. For questions call the Education Department, Downtown Aquarium, at (303) 561-4444.
JULY 28th, 2016, Webinar beginning at 11:00 AM CT, Water Conservation Tracking Tool. The Alliance for Water Efficiency will be holding this webinar to present Version 3 of the Water Conservation Tracking Tool. This state-of-the-art planning model evaluates water savings, costs, and benefits of conservation programs for your water utility. The newest version includes brand new features to help you plan better, more effective programs. The webinar is free to all attendees. Click here to learn more.
2016 EMERALD ASH BORER DIAGNOSTIC FIELD TOURS. The Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team and the City of Boulder’s Urban Forestry Division will host six van tours in August. They will visit infested sites around the City of Boulder to give attendees experience diagnosing EAB in the field by learning to assess symptomatic trees. Management considerations, biology, and regulation will also be discussed. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Who should attend: City officials, municipal foresters, tree care professionals and anyone involved in the detection effort or in making management decisions regarding EAB. FOR QUESTIONS OR TO RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT Micaela Truslove City of Boulder Urban Forestry Division firstname.lastname@example.org , (720) 663-0430.
Tour Dates: (Please note: there are two separate tours per date)
- Tuesday, August 2nd 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, August 4th 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 8th 10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Stormwater Workshop Series with The Water Educator Network partnering with Earth Force and Denver Public Works. This full-day professional development workshop combines training in Earth Force’s award-winning, six-step Community Action and Problem Solving Process, with water quality monitoring protocols. The day will also include a storm drain hunt, hands-on use of enviroscape model, individual unit lesson-planning time, in-stream data collection, and visits from expert engineers and scientists. Each participant will go home with a Colorado-specific activity guide and access to ongoing assistance and resources to use with middle and high school students and adult community audiences. Click on each location below for more information and registration.
AUGUST 23rd & 24th, 2016: Pollinator Short Courses hosted by Natural Resources Conservation Service, Xerces Society, and Partners. Over 30% of our food relies on insect pollination! Honey bees support approximately $15 billion in crop production, while wild native bees supply an estimate $3 billion in pollination! These invertebrates are amazingly important! Space is limited, so hurry and sign up now!
- August 23rd, Pueblo Pollinator Short Course, Southeast Colorado Water Conservancy District, 31717 E United Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001.
- August 24th, Lamar Pollinator Short Course, Lamar County Fairgrounds (Home Economics Building), 2206 Saddle Club Drive, Lamar, CO 81052
The Association for Fire Ecology has developed the Wildland Fire Professional Certification program to further ecologically-based fire science and management. The deadline to apply has been extended to September 1, 2016. Visit the AFE website for more information about their certification programs and to apply.