Outreach and Education Update
On November 13, Sarah Garlick and Shannon Rogers led a presentation and discussion on ecological and social resilience with conservation commissioners for the UNH Cooperative Extension.
This fall, HBRF welcomed its first ever cohort of the Young Voices of Science
initiative. The program is designed to give graduate and undergraduate students in environmental fields training and experience with public engagement early on in their careers. The 21 students in the inaugural cohort attended a series of five expert-led Zoom workshops: 1) Introduction to the STEM Ambassador Program, with Caitlin Weber and Nalini Nadkarni 2) Creative Writing and Opinion Pieces, with David George Haskell 3) The Art of Storytelling, with Ari Daniel 4) Engaging with Policymakers, with Chanel Matney 5) Empathy and Science Communication, with Reyhaneh Maktoufi. After participating in the final workshop on November 5, the students are now in the outreach phase of the program—designing outreach projects of their own, with one-on-one support from HBRF staff. Stay tuned for more updates!
On November 18 and November 30, Nat Cleavitt met virtually with three 5th grade classes at Gilmanton Elementary School who are using her book, Seeking the Wolf Tree, in their science curriculum.
Lindsey Rustad spoke about "Angling in a Warming World" at Great Bay Trout Unlimited and Down East Trout Unlimited on November 9 and November 18. On November 19, Lindsey was a Plenary Speaker at the virtual Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds
, where she discussed “Watershed Studies in the 21st Century: Integrating Experiments, Models and Long-Term Observations Across Temporal and Spatial Scales."