October 5 – Monthly Meeting & Climate and Public Lands Presentation

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Event Date: October 5, 2020 13:15
Event Organizer: Peggy Lyon
Contact Info: Peggy.LYON@colostate.edu
Broadband Leader(s): Robyn Cascade
Description:

Join Colorado's Northern San Juan Broadband for our monthly meeting  that will also include a presentation from Rachel Green, Broads' manager of the Climate Education & Stewardship Program (CES). The meeting will be held on Zoom, October 5, from 1–3 pm. Contact Peggy.LYON@colostate.edu for more information on how to participate.

Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions 
  • Team leader reports 
  • Featured speaker, Rachel Green 
  • Questions and discussion 

About Rachel

Rachel Green earned her Master’s of Science from Colorado State University in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management. Her graduate work explored community understandings of Tribal buffalo restoration on the Wind River Reservation. This work solidified her passion for collaborative and equitable community-based conservation. Prior to attending graduate school, Rachel worked throughout the West in the action-packed field of environmental education. She was a Master Instructor at the Keystone Science School where she explored ecosystems with students of diverse backgrounds and ages, bringing abstract concepts and complex environmental challenges to life. 

Ever since a high-school backpacking trip to Yellowstone first ignited her love of wild places, she has sought opportunities to share these experiences with others. Rachel explores the vital relationships between our communities and the public lands we love and depend upon, which face pressing challenges due to climate change. Rachel is also a rescue dog mom, avid backpacker, fly fisherwoman, and insatiable tinkerer." 

More about the CES Program

"The CES Program is a grant-funded program formed in November 2019. In this program’s first year, Northwest Broadbands will teach the public about the connections between public lands and climate change while empowering communities to build climate resilience through stewardship and ecological restoration projects. These Broadband-led education and stewardship events will invite public audiences to explore and become inspired by the connections between climate change and public lands." 

A brief description of the talk: Rachel will share information that she has gathered about the connections between climate change and public lands management, then share communication strategies to convey local, pressing climate impacts to our communities. We will then discuss creative ways to weave climate impacts and climate resilience into our work.