October 2012

R5 Seminar Series 2012

Date: Monday, October 15 at 1:30 p.m. Northeast Region Office Large Auditorium. This seminar will be broadcast on the internet. You will be able to view the presentation by clicking this link http://www.livestream.com/r5broadcasts or for closed captioning, please use this link http://www.ccproductions.com/ccp_streaming.asp?event=FWS-R5

Inspiring a Deeper Connection with the Natural World
Science Seminar Series Flyer for Monday, Ocotber 15th.

Title: Inspiring a Deeper Connection with the Natural World

Presenter:Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols, Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences, and founder/co-director of two organizations: OceanRevolution.org, an international network of young ocean advocates, and LiVBLUE.org, a global campaign to reconnect us to our water planet.

About:Dr. Nichols, who is known as J, is a scientist, activist, community organizer, and author and he works to inspire a deeper connection with nature.

J will be talking to us about his inquiry into the application of cognitive science to biodiversity conservation, beginning with a project linking former sea turtle hunters to form a network of ocean advocates. He will introduce us to the start of a field called neuroconservation.

J Nichols is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of OceanRevolution.org, an international network of young ocean advocates and LiVBLUE.org, a global campaign to reconnect us to our water planet. Lately he is working on BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean Initiative, merging the fields of cognitive science and ocean exploration.

He has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and reports and his work has been broadcast on NPR, BBC, PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet and featured in Time, Newsweek, GQ, Outside Magazine, Fast Company, Scientific American and New Scientist, among others.

Webinar Broadcasts of North Atlantic LCC Designing Sustainable Landscapes Pilot Area Workshops

There will be three full-day (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) live video broadcasts of these pilot area workshops on these dates:

Tuesday October 9 for the Kennebec Watershed pilot area in Maine,
Tuesday October 16 for the Pocomoke and Nanticoke River Watersheds pilot area in Maryland and Delaware
Tuesday October 23 for the middle tributaries of the Connecticut River watershed in Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and southern Vermont.

These workshps will be broadcast on the internet. You will be able to view the presentation by clicking this link http://www.livestream.com/r5broadcasts or for closed captioning, please use this link http://www.ccproductions.com/ccp_streaming.asp?event=FWS-R5

The purpose of these workshops is to familiarize partners with the science and tools that have been developed for these watersheds and to get feedback on how tools can be designed to best help with relevant conservation decisions including land protection, land use, ecological restoration and land management.

Specific webinar links and detailed information will be provided on this web page before those dates. If you have questions about the broadcasts, please contact Megan Nagel (megan_nagel@fws.gov). If you have questions about this project or the North Atlantic LCC, please contact Scott Schwenk (william_schwenk@fws.gov) or Andrew Milliken (andrew_milliken@fws.gov).

 


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