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 Monarchs! – Michaela Rogers, KY Fish and Wildlife
 

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6/20/20197-9pm


Faculty from the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry have produced massive open online courses (MOOC) and other online tools which are free and open to the public. The lectures and materials contained within the course can be utilized by high school teachers to supplement their class.
 
We invite high school chemistry teachers from Kentucky and the region to attend our upcoming workshop “Enhancing Learning in Your High School Chemistry Class” hosted at the University of Kentucky on June 20-21, 2019.  In this two-day workshop, you will explore the MOOC and other online tools and consider areas in which these resources might enhance your students learning and develop a lesson plan for a specific topic of your choosing.
 
Apply online at the link below.  Space is limited to approximately 15 teachers for this year’s workshop.  Hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, meals and a $200 stipend will be provided.  See the attached flyer for more details.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:              JUNE 7, 2019

 Qualified applicants will be selected to have a group of teachers from diverse school districts within the region.  Teachers selected will be notified by June 10th with additional details about the event.

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6/20/2019
-6/21/2019
  Dr. Jason DeRouchey


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6/22/2019 


All are welcome!
Park on the left side of the W.T. Young Library lot off of Columbia Avenue or in Parking Structure #2 (if the gates are up) down Hilltop Avenue.
 

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6/22/201910amRichard Smath


Preservation Camp
Grades: 5-9    Cost: $150

Expand your child's education this summer, and send them to Portland Museum's Squire Earick House - the oldest, still standing, timber-framed house in Jefferson County!
 
For the first few days, your child will learn about Portland's social history and historical architecture. The camp will also go on daily trips to the museum's Squire Earick House where students will work with various public history and archaeology professionals to understand what it means to have a historic house in a museum collection. Plus, we will visit a couple local historic house museums!
 
Overall, campers will learn to research and evaluate sources pertaining to historical culture and explore the 19th century techniques used to create the Squire Earick House.
 
* Starting this year, we are offering early drop-off / late pick-up times.
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From our beginning as an exhibit in an elementary school classroom, Portland Museum is rooted in education. Throughout the year, we offer week-long youth camps and drop-in workshops. With each camp, we strive to broaden children’s perspective on history, art, museums, and the Portland-Louisville area.
 
For Summer 2019, camp sessions begin as early as Monday June 10th and run through the month of June. For the first time, we are also offering early drop-off and late pick-up times.
 
 
Scholarship Information
Scholarships are available for each program listed. There is a limited number of scholarships, so we encourage you to fill out an application as soon as possible!
 
If your child is attending more than one camp, a separate scholarship application will need to be completed for each camp enrollment.
 

 

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6/24/2019
-6/28/2019
10am – 5pmPrograms Assistant, Bailey O’Leary


$10
Learn how to identify over 40 of our most common butterflies to prepare for the upcoming summer butterfly count (date TBD). This program will be entirely indoors.

Learn how to identify over 40 of our most common butterflies to prepare for the upcoming summer butterfly count on Saturday, July 13th. This program will be entirely indoors.
This program is part of a citizen science workshop series we are offering in 2019. Citizen science provides opportunities to connect to nature, build community, and practice mindfulness, all while contributing to knowledge of the natural world. Each workshop session will include a 1-2 hour indoor identification presentation and a corresponding outdoor activity or event. Please see our events page for information about the other workshops.
Program leader: Beverly James, Preserve Director
Visit https://floracliff.org/events/ to make reservations!
Cancellation/Refund Policy: To cancel your registration and request a refund, please email info@floracliff.org at least 2 weeks before the event.

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6/25/20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, Ph.D., systems ecologist, US EPA

Newcomer-Johnson is a systems ecologist with the US EPA at the National Exposure Research Lab in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Her research interests are in using biogeochemistry and EPA tools to understand
human dominated watersheds in order to maximize ecosystem services and reduce stressors like
excess nutrients and storm water pollution and benefit communities. Newcomer-Johnson received a
Bachelor of Science in environmental science from UMBC and a doctorate in marine estuarine
environmental science from University of Maryland, College Park. Her graduate work was supported
by fellowships from Sea Grant, US EPA, and the National Science Foundation. Newcomer-Johnson is passionate about using
applied science to improve environmental management and policy. During her last year of graduate school, she served as a
Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office and supported fisheries extension agents across the
country. After graduating she served as ORISE postdoc with US EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds and worked onhelping communities adapt to climate change.

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6/27/20197-8pm


The Kentucky Paleontological Society (KPS) presents:

 Dr. Amanda Falk, Associate Professor of Biology, Centre College, Danville, KY

Biography
Amanda Falk graduated with a B. S. (Honors) in Biology from Lake Superior State University, performing a senior thesis on molecular and morphometric sexing of bald eagles and related species. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Kansas, studying avian paleontology and ichnology—trace fossils—as well as anatomy and behavior of modern birds. During this time she began research in China and South Korea, supported by a U.S. Fulbright Grant from 2011-2012 that provided the opportunity to perform extensive research in China.
She has expertise in paleobiology, evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and fossil behavior. Her current research interests are studies of fossil avian anatomy, avian ichnology (the study of preserved behavior known as trace fossils—footprints, burrows, etc.), comparative studies of modern avian anatomy, studies of modern avian footprint production and tracemaking behavior, laser-stimulated fluorescence of fossils, and paleobiodiversity and mass extinction. 

 

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6/28/20197:30pmDANIEL J. PHELPS


Day - long STEM event for Middle and High School students with hands on lab activities with scientists from universities, industry, and civic organizations.
$45

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7/9/20198am - 4pm


Mitchell Kriege ’16 aquatic consultant, Environmental Solutions &
Innovations Inc. (ESI)

Kriege is an environmental consultant who specializes in freshwater mussel and fish ecology. His
primary research interests include life history of rare/endangered freshwater mussels, mollusk and
fish relationships, and human impact on aquatic communities. Kriege is a product of Thomas More
University (class of 2016) and attained his master’s degree in biology from Marshall University (class
of 2018) where he studied freshwater mussel communities in the Ohio River and their spatial
relationship to fish hosts. During his master’s degree research, Kriege quantified the freshwater mussel communities of an entire
pool within the Ohio River and identified areas of robust mussel resources. As a consultant for ESI, he conducts aquatic studies
throughout the eastern United States, analyzes complex datasets, prepares technical reports, and coordinates with state and
federal agencies.

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7/11/20197-8pm


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7/12/2019
-7/20/2019
 


NKU Research & Education Field Station is now offering a Wetlands Management Micro-credential that will provide professionals, students, and anyone interested the knowledge to identify wetland plants, assess wetlands biodiversity, and learn wetlands delineation and monitoring through investigation of critical areas. These professional short courses will cover criterial and reporting for the Eastern Mountain Piedmont region as well as the Midwest. Two required courses (Wetland Plant Identification and Wetlands Delineation) and one elective course are all that are needed to acquire the micro-credential and demonstrate your mastery of field skills and competencies, which is professionally invaluable to not only you, but also to your employer. 2019 courses at NKU REFS include:

- June 13, 2019 – Introduction to Wetlands (1 day, $200)
- July 15-17, 2019 – Wetlands Plant Identification (3 days, $775)
- August 5-9, 2019 – Wetlands Delineation (5 days, $1100)
- September 18-20, 2019 – Invasive Species Management (3 days, $700)
 

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7/15/2019
-7/17/2019
 


What makes up Kentucky’s forests? Learn about some of our most important trees, what makes a healthy forest, and how to identify them. Then head out on a walk to experience the forest and practice identifying some trees.
Presented by Laurie Thomas, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension

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7/16/2019 


Presented by  Luke Dodd, EKU
at Northern Kentucky University’s Research and Education Field Station (REFS)

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7/18/20197-9pm


$10 / sold out
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary has a diversity of moths that come in many different sizes and colors. We will have a few light stations set up with sheets to get a close-up look at our moths and other nocturnal insects.

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7/19/20199pm- 11:30pm


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-man-ding with the Kentucky Science Center! Details coming soon
If you want to help, please contact Andrew Spence.

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7/20/2019 


Plan to spend the day at the Kentucky Science Center on Saturday July 20 to Commemorate Apollo 11! Join us for
  • A full day of hands-on demos and Moon & Space Science activities,
  •  An evening screening of Capricorn 1
  • A panel discussion afterward with KAS scientists about the theory that NASA faked the moon landing, and other anti-science conspiracy theories!
If you'd like to volunteer to help out with programming that day, get in touch. The Kentucky Science Center is at 727 W Main St, Louisville.

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7/20/2019 


Kimberly Wyatt ’11 lab coordinator and instructor, Thomas More University

Wyatt is a Thomas More University alumna (Class of 2011, environmental science). She received her
Master Science in biology from the University of Cincinnati in 2013, then spent several years
performing research for the USEPA’s Office of Research and Development before returning to work at
TMU. Kimberly has studied the invasive common wall lizard, Podarcis muralis, for more than a
decade. Her doctorate research is focused on elucidating the roles of microbiome and other factors
contributing to the success of this species in the Cincinnati area.

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7/25/20197-8pm


$75/ sold out
Instructor: Michael Compton, Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves
Difficulty Level of Field Component: Moderate to Difficult
This introductory workshop will focus on the amazing group of animals known as freshwater mussels. Participants will learn about the life history, ecology, diversity, and conservation of mussels and will gain field and laboratory experience in the collection (shells only) and identification of them. Basic course material will be provided, but students will be expected to participate in all activities and should have the proper clothing and footwear to efficiently and safely navigate within the stream channel. Specific activities will include snorkeling and wading in the river to search for mussels. Field activities will occur in a nearby river (tentatively the Green River), but will be determined based on river and weather conditions during the scheduled workshop. Students should plan to get wet, have fun, and be amazed about the incredible animals that live at the bottom of the river.
Schedule:
Friday, July 26th: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm: indoor presentations at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, July 27th: 9:30 – 4:00: outdoor activities in nearby nearby river
Michael Compton is the aquatic zoologist for the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves. He has over 25 years of experience in the collection, identification, and conservation of Kentucky’s fish, freshwater mussels, crayfish, and aquatic insects.
Other Details:
Inclement weather back-up dates: August 2nd and 3rd
This workshop is limited to 12 participants. All participants must be 15 years of age or older. Participants between the ages of 15 and 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. All participants must be able to swim.
Specific gear needed for the workshop:
Mask and snorkel
Durable, close-toed footwear
Clothing to wear in the water plus additional dry clothing
Towel
Optional gear:
Wet suit (recommended) for extended time in the water
Swimwear
Dry bag
Cancellation/Refund Policy: To cancel your registration and request a refund, please email info@floracliff.org at least 3 weeks before the event.

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7/26/2019
-7/27/2019
Friday, July 26th: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Saturday, July 27th: 9:30 – 4:00


Led by Rick Boyce, NKU

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8/1/20197-9pm


NKU Research & Education Field Station is now offering a Wetlands Management Micro-credential that will provide professionals, students, and anyone interested the knowledge to identify wetland plants, assess wetlands biodiversity, and learn wetlands delineation and monitoring through investigation of critical areas. These professional short courses will cover criterial and reporting for the Eastern Mountain Piedmont region as well as the Midwest. Two required courses (Wetland Plant Identification and Wetlands Delineation) and one elective course are all that are needed to acquire the micro-credential and demonstrate your mastery of field skills and competencies, which is professionally invaluable to not only you, but also to your employer. 2019 courses at NKU REFS include:

- June 13, 2019 – Introduction to Wetlands (1 day, $200)
- July 15-17, 2019 – Wetlands Plant Identification (3 days, $775)
- August 5-9, 2019 – Wetlands Delineation (5 days, $1100)
- September 18-20, 2019 – Invasive Species Management (3 days, $700)
 

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8/5/2019
-8/9/2019
 


Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative

This is a joint meeting with the US Society for Ecological Economics. This gathering of over 3000 ecologists from around the country will involve research talks, poster sessions, career workshops, field trips, and plenty of opportunities to network.   Early Bird registration is open through June 27.  Students can volunteer to assist for 14 hours during the meeting and get their entire registration reimbursed.  For more information:
https://esa.org/louisville/service-opportunities/student-volunteers/

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8/11/2019
-8/16/2019
 


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