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October 18: Panel & Conversation on Religion, Philosophy, Theology & the Anthropocene at Michigan State University. 2pm-5pm

Investigating critical, Indigenous and decolonial research on history, humanity, futurity & the environment. 2pm-3:30pm: Keynote Presentations 3:45pm-5pm: Commentary & Conversation MSU Campus, Lansing, MSU Union, Lake Superior Room

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October 20 Department Of Earth and Environmental Sciences: Smith Lecture, University of Michigan
Revealing Full Spectrum of Triggering Processes in Induced Seismicity, 3:30 in room 1528 C. C. Little

Speaker: Xiaowei Chen, University of Oklahoma

The earthquake rate in Oklahoma has been dramatically increasing since 2009. Recent management efforts in disposal volume reduction led to reduction in seismicity rate since late 2015. Yet, three M5 earthquakes occurred in 2016 in Oklahoma, including the M5.0 Fairview earthquake in February, the M5.8 Pawnee earthquake in September, and the M5.1 Cushing earthquake in November. Are these earthquakes expected? What we know and we don’t know about induced earthquakes in Oklahoma? What other processes lead to induced seismicity besides fluid diffusion? In this study, we focus on the occurrence patterns of larger events, and demonstrates that full spectrum of earthquake triggering processes need to be considered in understanding the spatial-temporal evolutions of induced seismicity. I begin by an overview of occurrence patterns of earthquakes in Oklahoma, and their relationship with injection zones. Then, I focus on several individual sequences, including the Pawnee earthquake to demonstrate the complexity in triggering mechanism. Finally, I present results from coupled elastic stress modeling to show the effect of additional processes beyond fluid diffusion. These observations lead to the proposal that full spectrum of triggering processes needs to be considered for induced seismicity, and to unravel the occurrence of large earthquakes, detailed analysis of proceeding microearthquakes is of great importance.


October 22 SMLC: Autumn Spectacular Hike, LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, 1:15-3:30 PM

Come celebrate fall with a tour of SMLC's LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, part of our Signature Hike Series. This event is hosted by the Superior Township Chapter, a local chapter of SMLC. Gather for snacks, beverages and socializing with Conservancy friends at the preserve entrance. Then we will explore the changing seasons on a walk through wetlands, prairie, and woodland. We will walk about 1.5 miles; be ready for variable fall weather. No pets please. Donations are welcome in support of the Conservancy.

For more info contact Bill: 734.482.5957 or Brenda: BakerPartin@aol.com

October 29 HRWC: Insect ID Day, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor

Find out what kinds of bugs we found at  River Roundup. At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others. This identification process takes about two hours. 12-2 pm or 2-4 pm. Register by October 27th. 


November 1 Bard CEP: The National Climate Seminar, Fall 2017

A Pollution-free Planet: The Upcoming UN Environmental Assembly
Fatou Ndoye, United Nations Environment Programme

Webinars begin at Noon Eastern 
Log-in Info at http://www.bard.edu/cep/publicprograms/ncs/

November 9-11 Place-Based Education Conference at EMU

The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative invites you to join us for the 6th annual Place-based Education Conference—the only one of its kind in the country! Come experience a three-day conference designed to inspire and support a community of educators around the power of place-based
learning. Who should attend? K-12 educators, informal educators, university faculty and their students, and community organizations.
• Nationally renowned keynote speakers, Dr. Carolyn
Finney, Dr. Roseanne Fortner, Principal Julia Putnam
• Traveling Dialogues
• Quality conference sessions
• Friday evening banquet and award ceremony


December 6 Bard CEP: The National Climate Seminar, Fall 2017

Tropical Deforestation and Climate Change: More Than CO2
Dr. Deborah Lawrence, University of Virginia

Webinars begin at Noon Eastern 
Log-in Info at http://www.bard.edu/cep/publicprograms/ncs/ 

January 12-13 The Science, Practice, and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference

The Stewardship Network presents this annual conference at the Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University in East Lansing. Presenters cover a wide range of topics including environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge, watershed conservation, and much more! 

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January 20 Friends of the Rouge, 2018 Stonefly Search, Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan-Dearborn, 9 AM- 3 PM 

We invite you to come along and hunt bugs with us! No prior experience is necessary. We need your eyes, hands, and boots on the ground! We invite you to come along and hunt bugs with us! No prior experience is necessary. We need your eyes, hands, and boots on the ground!


 March 8 Environmental Futures- 2018 Journal of Narrative Theory Dialogue: Ursula Heise and Rob Nixon Student- Center Auditorium 6:30PM

Urban Futures, Multi-Species Justice, and the Impact of Anthropocene Thinking on Narrative--Science Fiction, Environmental Nonfiction, and Documentaries

The JNT puts on an annual Dialogue bringing together two scholars and/or artists on a subject of some pressing intellectual and social concern. Ursula Heise and Rob Nixon will join us and talk on the subject of "Environmental Futures."  Leading up to the dialogue, there will be a reading group, if you were interested in joining. Readings will be available and they hope to get suggestions of additional readings.