Nothing could be better than an evening filled with meeting new people, eating great food and engaging in scientific discussion! Join us the last Friday of each month, January – March, as we bring in guest speakers from around the region to share their knowledge of important issues in the field of environmental science and biology. In the spirit of covered dish dinners, please bring an appetizer, entrée, salad or dessert to share with at least eight people.
Friday, January 31, 2020 – Multi-scalar Studies in Changing Wetland Landscapes
Presented by: Keith VanDerSys and Sean Burkholder, University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture
Listen as Keith and Sean present their work from a Landscape Architecture research seminar held at the Weitzman School of Design that is using remotely collected data (visual, topographic, and multi-spectral) acquired at various scales and resolutions in order to speculatively project landscape change in and around The Wetlands Institute and southern New Jersey back bay systems. They will be presenting this set of speculative projections, aimed loosely at 50 years into the future, as a collection of visual materials and videos.
Friday, February 28, 2020 – The Winds of Change
Presented by: Kris Ohleth, Senior Stakeholder Relations Manager, US Stakeholder Management Offshore, Ørsted
Offshore wind energy has been a major source of renewable energy in Europe for nearly three decades, however there are no utility-scale offshore wind projects here in the United States. Meanwhile, the United States boasts some of the most ideal conditions for offshore wind development in the world. Come and learn more about the status of offshore wind development in the US, and how and why it is currently poised to be at the center of the next energy boom. Find out more about the technology, geography, financing, environmental issues, and policies that are involved in developing and building an offshore wind farm, and when and where you can expect to see a wind farm off our New Jersey coast.
Friday, March 27, 2020 – Exploring the Enchanted Isles: Excursion to the Galapagos with The Wetlands Institute
Presented by: Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director and Dr. Lisa Ferguson, Director of Research and Conservation, The Wetlands Institute
Drs. Tedesco and Ferguson are just back from hosting an ecotour to the Galapagos Islands. Come learn about the trip, see amazing pictures, and explore conservation issues common to the Galapagos and coastal New Jersey.
- Starting Friday, January 31st, 2020, repeats every month on the last Friday until Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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