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Help! The Mountains of Washington Are Turning Upside Down!

January 20, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

This presentation will touch on changes in climate, provide spectacular images by a Washington Mountaineer, explanations by an engineer of thermodynamics and two scary sets of curves; the Covid curves and the IPCC Scenarios.

Barak Gale serves as Co-Chair of Climate Reality Project Thurston County Chapter. His past work has includes serving on Board of WA Wilderness Coalition, advocating for new Federal Wilderness, collaborating with faith and other leaders and institutions, and working professionally as an Optometrist. He enjoys hiking in the mountains of Washington.

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Think Black

February 17, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Clyde Ford watched his father struggle against racism as the first black software engineer in America, hired by IBM in 1946. These challenges came from bigoted individuals within IBM as well as IBMs corporate involvement in human rights abuses. Author, scholar, and activist, Clyde Ford shows how the issues his father encountered are still present in high-tech today, and what concerned citizens must do to support and advocate for human and civil rights in the modern technological age.

Clyde W. Ford is the award-winning author of 13 works of fiction and non-fiction. Trained as a psychotherapist, Clyde also worked as an IBM systems engineer. Clyde's a sought-after public speaker who's been a featured guest on the Oprah Show, NPR, and numerous radio and television programs across the country. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mEKzFcpYQVSXvlEAY-VlBA

Forest Ecology and Dead Wood. There's life in those snags and logs!

March 17, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Forest ecology represents the study of the myriad of factors that make up a forest. Recent decades of research has revealed the important role dead wood plays in the shaping and maintenance of habitats, soil and the forest ecosystem. This presentation is a visually rich description of the types, and roles of dead wood in forests of Washington State.

Ken Bevis is the Stewardship Biologist for the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Small Forest Landowner office. Ken is a lifelong hiker, hunter, fisherman, skier, bird watcher and avid naturalist. Originally from Virginia, he has lived in Washington since 1986, and has held a variety of positions in natural resource management including; the Forest Service, Yakama Indian Nation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (15 years) and now, DNR. Ken has a BS in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech (1979), and a Masters of Biology from Central Washington University (1994), where he studied Cavity Nesting Birds in three eastern Washington forest types. He now helps landowners learn how to manage small private forest lands for wildlife on their property. He makes frequent presentations for workshops, classes and Washington State University Extension programs and is a singer/songwriter as well.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cnr9ALMqRSGdX0JSHyuEcQ

Stay Alive All Your Life: 11 principles for extraordinary leadership, living, and legacy.

April 21, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Through Michael's story-telling, stage props, and personal anecdotes, attendees will learn 11 core principles for extraordinary purpose and living. Attendees will be empowered to lead from the heart, re-ignite passions, and and leave an EXTRAORDINARY legacy!

When he was 18, Michael dropped his speech class in college and swore he would never speak in public again after a humiliating presentation. Today, Michael is a Game-Changing speaker and Best-Selling author who has impacted thousands of people with his message and charisma. He was born in Soviet Russia and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. He uses this powerful story to draw a beautiful parallel between creating a life of purpose and failing to reach your greatest potential. Raised with timeless principles that once shaped his life, Michael takes his audiences on a humorous yet emotional journey through his story of becoming an author and motivational speaker, revealing how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success of our lives.

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Clearing the Air: Environmental Justice and Air Quality

May 19, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Outdoor criteria air pollution level decreased over time. Cleaner air reduces absolute disparities in air pollution exposure. Spatial patterns of people (segregation), results in disparities by race and income. The underlying causes for disparities can be at various spatial levels, for example, local, regional, or national.

Jiawen Liu is a PhD student major in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a concurrent master in Biostatistics at University of Washington (UW). Before coming to UW, Jiawen received Bachelor's degree at North Carolina State University with senior award in scholarly achievement. Jiawen's research is mainly on air pollution and environmental justice.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jlC7y1L_SJGO0wBOdjD5vQ

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