Environmental Speaker Series

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The Environmental Speaker Series, at WWU's College of the Environment, presents topics of environmental concern for the WWU and Bellingham communities. 
Talks are Thursdays at 4:30.

For SPRING 2022 the series will be both on-campus and Online. The CLASS will be held on campus with attendance limited to WWU students and staff. Talks will ALSO be live-streamed for the off-campus audience. Students in the class must attend in person.

Promoted in partnership with the Alumni Association's Western Engaged program.

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WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation contact Stefan (stefan@wwu.edu).

See also, Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series & Fairhaven's World Issues Forum

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2021-2022 Speaker Schedule

Spring Quarter - 2022

Annie Crawley
Mar 31
Environmental Storytelling
Paul Kearsley
Apr 07
Energy, the Environment and Everyday Life: Transitioning to a Place-based Culture
Jennifer Mackey
Apr 14
Conservation and Stewardship Amongst a Growing Human Population - Whatcom Land Trust's Strategy
Francisco Laso
Apr 21
Invasive for Whom? Including Farmer Perspectives in the Vision for the Galapagos Islands
Meg Harris kayaking
Apr 28
Partnering on Oil Spill Prevention, Response, and Recovery
Mouse Marie Reusch in tulip field
May 05
Bringing Earthquake Early Warning to Washington: Background, Challenges, and Were we Successful?
Alexander Harris and Lois (a chicken)
May 12
Restoring the Nooksack Watershed Through Community-Driven Forest Stewardship
Sarah Myhre
May 19
Positionality and Accountability in Climate Advocacy
Chris Webb
May 26
Regional Stormwater Treatment Innovations: The Park Place Facility & POST Media Development Story
Tessa Francis
Jun 02
It's the Little Things: Forage Fish Ecology and Management in the Salish Sea

Fall Quarter - 2021

Lindsey MacDonald
Sep 23
WWU's Sustainability Engagement Institute
James Helfield
Sep 30
Salmon Habitat Restoration using Engineered Log Jams: Is it Working?
Brooke Love
Oct 07
Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea and Beyond
Ruth Sofield
Oct 14
Contaminants of Emerging Concern and their Connections to Salish Sea Wildlife and People
Charlie Barnhart
Oct 21
Carbon Mitigation Strategies for Mid-Sized Cities: The Bellingham Climate Action Plan
Robert Mitchell
Oct 28
The Response of the Stillaguamish Watershed to Projected Climate Change
Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez
Nov 04
Harbor Seals in Whatcom Creek

Nov 11
Veterans Day - No Environmental Speaker
Karin Lemkau
Nov 18
Rediscovering Our Toxic Legacy – A Tale of DDT
Pumpkin pie with crust shaped into mathematical pie symbol on top
Nov 25
Thanksgiving Holiday
Not Applicable
David Hooper
Dec 02
The Nitrogen Cascade, from the Nooksack to the Globe

Winter Quarter - 2022

Ginny Broadhurst
Jan 06
An overview of the Salish Sea Environment and the work of the Salish Sea Institute
Timothy Bellew Sr.
Jan 13
A Way of Life
Samara Almonte
Jan 20
The Importance of Environmental Justice Storytelling
Brian Bingham
Jan 27
Conservation, Restoration and the Challenge of Complex Life Histories
John Harris
Feb 03
Nuts’a’maat: We Are All One
Deb Donovan
Feb 10
Restoring the Iconic Pinto Abalone in the Salish Sea
Abe Lloyd
Feb 17
Northwest Coast Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food Systems Sustainability
Oliver Grah
Feb 24
Watershed Restoration: The Rest of the Story - Bringing Land Use and Upper Watershed Processes into Focus
Dr. Milton Muldrow, Jr.
Feb 28
Synthetic Biology, Phantom Ecology and other Radical New Approaches to Both Save Species and Broaden Participation in STEM
Brooke Weigel
Mar 03
Effects of Ocean Warming Across the Life Cycle of Bull Kelp
Aquila Flower
Mar 10
Creating an Atlas of the Salish Sea Bioregion