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EVENTS

 

November 30th How to Get a Job in Sustainability: Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGO's and Government. Webinar: 7pm. Please register and log-on here.

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline mission-driven career strategies in sustainable business, non-profits and government for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, cover grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later); and take questions from the audience. 

 

DECEMBER

December 2 NAP Stewardship Workday, The Ponds Park, 1 PM-4 PM

The Ponds is a small neighborhood park that was recently upgraded with a trail through the natural area. Help us extend the trail so this area can be enjoyed by more neighbors. Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Emerald Ave and Candlewick Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

December 3 NAP Stewardship Workday, Barton Nature Area, 1 PM-4 PM

Because of the many ecosystems found at Barton Nature Area, this park has a high diversity of native plants. However, encroaching invasive species can threaten native plants and animals. Learn to identify and remove honeysuckle and buckthorn while also collecting native seeds in the prairie. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

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/ 

December 9 NAP Stewardship Workday, Stapp Nature Area, 9 AM-12 PM

Stapp Nature Area is one of our more pristine natural areas, with native plants composing nearly eighty percent of the total flora. The park's mature oak-hickory forest is home to deer and several cavity-dwelling bird species, while a vernal pool draws frogs, toads, and salamanders. Volunteers and NAP staff have worked hard throughout the years to maintain the high environmental quality of this park, but invasive shrubs are threatening to undo these efforts! Join us to cut back invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn to make room for our native plants to flourish. Meet at the park sign at the corner of Huron Parkway and Tuebingen Parkway. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

December 9 Science Saturday: The Science of Recycling- Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse  ( 307 N River St, Ypsilanti)  9-10am

Saturday morning Science class is back! Join us as local scientists present on current topics in a fun lecture style over coffee. 
Free to attend.

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December 12 NAP Stewards' Circle, Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N University Ave, 7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas? Then join the Stewardship Network's Huron Arbor cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Free!

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December 14 Huron River Watershed Council Chocolate & Cheer, NEW Center, 2nd Floor,  1100 North Main Street, Ann Arbor 4-6pm

Please join HRWC for delicious treats and lively conversation to share the warmth of the holiday season.  No RSVP necessary

JANUARY

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 Huron River Watershed Council Winter Stonefly Search 9:00 am or 10:30am. Takes about 4 hours (approximately 2 hrs outdoors)

Join a small group of other volunteers to search a selected stretch of stream or River for stoneflies. You will be working with experienced researchers in the collection of stoneflies. They will also teach you how we determine the health of the stream or river you are visiting.

DEADLINE: Register by January 17, 2018.
Fill out the registration page for the time and general area that you desire to work in.

9:00am Registration        10:30am Registration
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org

January 20 Friends of the Rouge, 2018 Stonefly Search, Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan-Dearborn, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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!

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January 24 Huron River Watershed Volunteer Night - More Info coming soon!

Get tasty treats, see old friends from the field, and check out an overview of all the data you helped to collect and what it means for the health of the Huron.

January 27-28 Combining Two Cultures Knowledge Sharing 2018, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Combining Two Cultures (C2C) is an annual conference celebrating undergraduate interdisciplinary education. Welcoming delegates from across Canada and beyond, C2C brings together a community of like-minded individuals who partake in the “creative process of interdisciplinary inquiry” as a way of engaging with our complex world. With the aim of developing well-rounded problem-solvers, C2C provides an exciting, engaging, and interactive venue for interdisciplinary collaboration to flourish.

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

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.

March 24 Huron River Watershed Council Water Quality Sampling Orientation- Time TBD

Help measure the quality of local rivers and streams during spring and summer! Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and sample runoff from rain storms. No prior experience needed, but participants must attend an orientation session.

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