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December 2020

Winter Science Speaks Series – Local Renewable Energy Transition Planning & Climate Resilience

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Expansion of local renewable supply is key to more timely, just, and safe local, state, and national renewable energy transitions. U.S. cities and counties should encourage private investment in local solar energy production because it enables faster local decarbonization and energy resilience - also because it strengthens local economies in many ways. This Thursday, Gerald “Gerry” Braun from the Integrated Renewable Energy Systems Network will present on energy transition planning, local decarbonization, and climate resilience as part of UC Davis…

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January 2021

Winter Science Speaks Series – UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An overview of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center’s mission to facilitate much-needed cannabis and hemp research despite regulatory challenges with Li Tian, Associate Professor of Plant Sciences and co-director of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and C. Bryan Cameron, Presidential Chair in Neuroscience and co-director of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center. The UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center (CHRC) serves as the university’s…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Tahoe Birds with Sarah Hockensmith

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Interested in nature, discovery, exploring outside, and a bit of a challenge? Birdwatching may be a perfect fit for you! Join Sarah Hockensmith of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science as she introduces you to the 2021 Tahoe Big Year, a year-long birding event that celebrates the hundreds of bird species that occupy the Tahoe Region. This event brings together birding beginners and enthusiasts alike. This presentation will acquaint you with common and unique birds of Lake Tahoe, birding destinations in the Tahoe region, what a bird Big Year is, and how to get involved!

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February 2021

Science Speaks Series: Supporting Youth in Challenging Times

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Peter Mayfield, executive director of the Gateway Mountain Center, and Dana Adams, senior psychologist of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, for a discussion about supporting youth during a pandemic. How are youth handling the COVID lockdown and distance-learning? How can we help support youth resiliency? Learn about current trauma treatment, research, and practice. Use the following Zoom link to access the webinar: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/98953328907

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Science Speaks Series: Shrimply Blue: Restoring Lake Tahoe’s Clarity One Dog at a Time

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How the new non-profit organization “Shrimply Blue” is inviting dogs and their human sidekicks to restore lake clarity one dog treat at a time. The Tahoe Environmental Research Center has identified invasive Mysis as a key contributor to clarity decline. By removing the surprisingly nutritious Mysis and transforming them into premium dog treats, Shrimply Blue is creating a regenerative system for sustainable lake restoration. Millions of people visit Tahoe each year, and for the first time ever people and their…

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March 2021

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Pika Palooza with Beth Pratt

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join wildlife advocate, conservation leader, Sierra Nevada Alliance board member, and author Beth Pratt for a fun talk about the most adorable animal on the planet --the pika! Pratt, who has been observing and studying pika in Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Sierra for over a decade, claims “they are also one of the most intrepid creatures in the world for all their adorableness.” The pika also happens to be the Sierra Nevada Alliance's mascot! During her talk, Pratt  will show…

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Science Speaks Series: Where There’s Smoke, There are Conspiracy Theorists

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’ll explore why people come to believe conspiracy theories about anthropogenic climate change, how these theories spread, and what we can do to stop them. Presenters: Hannah Tierney, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis; Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney; and Tim Smartt, Lecturer in Philosophy and Research Associate in the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Use the following Zoom link to access the webinar:…

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Winter Science Speaks Series – Calculating the Costs of Climate Change

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What are the costs if climate change increases the risk of extinction of plants and animals? What about costs from impacts to agricultural production and the risk to the global food supply? These are some of the important costs involved in estimating the costs of climate change damages, a value known as the social cost of carbon. Frances C. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California Davis. Moore’s research…

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April 2021

Science Speaks Series: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Americans have always entertained conspiracy theories; they are as much a part of the American way as baseball and apple pie. That Americans believe such theories now is not unusual. What is different today is that people in power routinely and indiscriminately spread these theories, with a specific and very ambitious goal – the goal of destroying our faith in government, science, and any kind of community spirit. They encourage people to reject fact-based evidence in favor of partisan advantage.…

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May 2021

Science Speaks Series: Rethinking Fire: Cultural Burning and the Art of Not Fighting Fire

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When fire ravages forests, homes and lives, it can be hard to think of it as anything other than terrifying and something to be avoided at all costs. For thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now California and across the West treated and nurtured fire as a tool through the practice of cultural burning. For non-Native people, cultural burns require a mental adjustment — one that views fire as restorative, not destructive. Join Beth Rose Middleton Manning, a professor in…

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June 2021

Coexisting with Coyotes

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Tahoe Area Group and Project Coyote for a virtual webinar about educating and equipping urban and rural audiences with the tools, resources, and expertise needed to foster coexistence with coyotes, the most persecuted native carnivore in North America! Jessica Wolff, Nevada Department of Wildlife staff, will present Living with Coyotes, a discussion on coyotes and their behavior. Coyotes can be found throughout Nevada, and Jessica will discuss their behavior and some…

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September 2021

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Nature Journaling with Lorna Burkhard

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance for a nature journaling class with Lorna Burkhard! Nature journaling helps people grow their observation skills, connect to the natural environment on a deeper level, and share and receive knowledge about nature. The practice of studying and drawing nature is a relaxing activity that is great for the brain and connects participants to their senses. Lorna Burkhard is an experienced teacher with a broad background in the field of education, and enjoys motivating people to…

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