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"Genesis and modification of complex hard substrates: implications for sequence stratigraphy and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event”
Mr. Tim Paton, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Tim will focus on Ordovician rocks from the eastern US and Canada and diverse encrusting communities dominated by echinoderms.

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8/23/20197:30 pmDANIEL J. PHELPS

The Living Arts & Science Center is hosting our first space camp this year! The event will be held on our campus in downtown Lexington on October 4th and 5th from 8am-6pm. We are partnering with Higher Orbits to submit an experiment that will be sent to the International Space Station, and the camp is open to students from 8th-12th grade. They will meet an astronaut and other experts from NASA while they are working with real space science equipment! 
The LASC is offering scholarships and Higher Orbits is offering a "pay what you can" special for students who register by September 7th. Attached is a brochure with all of this info, if any students are interested please pass along my contact info! 

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9/7/20198am-6pmDany Waller

Learn about the monarch butterfly, the threats facing it, and Kansas University’s monarch tagging program. Then, assist in tagging some monarch butterflies and take a walk to learn about how you can build your own monarch waystation. Anna Wiker, Raven Run

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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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Spiders are one of the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates yet most people only seem to know of black widows, brown recluses, and wolf spiders. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the great diversity in spider forms and behaviors and train you to identify some of the common families of spiders. We will utilize a variety of collecting methods to create a specimen collection for the Floracliff preserve and we will identify our captures to the lowest taxonomic level possible. Since many spiders are nocturnal, will visit Trail’s End at night to observe and document the spiders in the preserve. 

James Wagner is a Professor of Biology at Transylvania University. He has been studying the behavioral ecology of insects and spiders for the last 25 years. His research has been highlighted on a Discover Magazine segment for The Discovery Channel and on an episode of Weird, True and Freaky on Animal Planet. In 2001, he was named Kentucky Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy: To cancel your registration and request a refund, please email at least 3 weeks before the event.

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Saturday, October 5th: 3 pm – 9 pm; Sunday, October 6th: 11 am – 4 pm

The Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the Fourth Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019 (National Children's Environmental Health Day). The brief agenda is below. This Environmental Summit is funded through EnviroHealthLink, Kentucky’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
The target audience includes: decision/policy makers, administrators, teachers, childcare personnel, pediatricians, nurses, academia, environmental educators and providers, community health workers, and state and local public health staff who help assure a safe school, home, play, preschool and community environment for children.
Possible topics that will be covered include adverse childhood events, JUUL and other POD systems, lead, child safety, preparedness, nutrition, prenatal exposure, asthma, rural health, healthy homes, built environment, green and healthy schools and community engagement, health equity, and more!

Tickets are free, however, if your plans change and you can't attend the conference please let us know or your agency will be billed to cover costs associated with the conference.
This event is pending approval for Continuing Education Credits:
Registered Sanitarians- pending 5.5 hours
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)-pending 6 hours
Nursing Contact Hours -pending 7.2 hours
Certificate of Attendance-can be provided by request for participant

When registering, please select the ticket type based on CE credits for your profession (1 person will choose 1 for the credit type, NOT the number of credits you want to receive) or select ENV Summit - no CE if this does not apply.


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10/10/20198:30- 4

This conference is being organized by a coalition which includes The Kentucky Conservation Committee, Kentucky Heartwood, The Center for Biological Diversity, the Dogwood Alliance and the Livelihood Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN).
We are inviting the following constituent groups to present:
  • Local Government Entities (sustainability, land, conservation, biology)
  • Local Community Nonprofits who work in the climate or ecological sector
  • State-Based Nonprofits with a focus on climate, ecology or conservation
  • Frontline community groups (stakeholders who live in the region, with particular encouragement for participation from under-represented groups, communities of color, communities represented near and around public lands).
Highlight challenges relating to climate change on species in and along the Upper Cumberland Watershed.
Provide new opportunities to exchange knowledge among a broad base of constituents and stakeholders.
Provide opportunities for public engagement in affected communities and encourage community-based solutions.
Strengthen relationships among stakeholder groups.

If you're interested in presenting, contact Lane Boldman.

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Learn the basics of tree identification and how to record your observations using two different apps.

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10/11/20191:30- 5pm

The 2019 Ohio meeting is scheduled for October 12-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus-Worthington, located just off the I-270 beltway intersection with US 23 on the north side of the metro area.

You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral and/or poster presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the AAPG Eastern Section. All topics of interest to the Eastern Section, the Division of Environmental Geosciences, Energy Minerals Division, Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division and Division of Professional Affairs will be considered for presentation.
Student presentations are encouraged. The technical program is expected to be comprised of two or three concurrent oral sessions and two poster sessions on October 14th and 15th .

Proposed Themes
- Applied Geophysics, Petrophysics, and Data Analytics – Basins to Pores
- Utilizing Technology in Modern Exploration and Production
- Reservoir Characterization, Case Studies/Histories
- Recent Advances and Case Studies in Enhanced Recovery of Oil and Gas
- Historical Perspectives on Energy Development in the Eastern USA
- Conventional Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Eastern USA
- Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development from Unconventional Reservoirs
- Case Studies and Current Research on Environmental Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing, Wastewater Disposal, and Minerals Extraction
- Energy Sustainability and the Environment
- Current Status and Future Prospects for Non-hydrocarbon Based Energy
- Horizontal Wells: Design, Drilling, Completion, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Production Techniques
- Regional Geology of the Eastern USA
Abstracts should be submitted  HERE by May 10th 2019.
Any questions should be addressed to
Please do not submit an abstract unless at least one author is prepared to present at the meeting.
Speakers are required to register for the meeting


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NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium brings together new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of practices proven to be effective. The symposium facilitates discussion about research in progress, fosters dialog about research-community partnerships, and provides opportunities for emerging as well as seasoned researchers to develop and expand their research skills. 

The keynote events and concurrent sessions of the 2019 Research Symposium are organized around two themes:
EE Research Processes: Share knowledge and new directions in research processes to build our capacity and expertise as a research field. 
EE Research Impacts: Collaborative conversations on, and contributions to, increase impacts of our research field in relation to EE policy and practice, locally, nationally, and globally.  
In addition, there will be opportunities to meet with colleagues and mentors to discuss publishing and career advice, issues and concerns in the world of research, next steps for the Research Symposium, and how to hack #enviroed, among other topics. 
Research Symposium registration includes the Tuesday afternoon Awards Reception and the Graduate Student & Early Career breakfast on Wednesday morning.

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Are you a parent or caregiver involved in the life of a child? Do you worry about their outdoor vs. screen time? Come learn about the benefits of getting kids outside and take away some tips and tricks to get your kids outdoors and loving nature! Jennifer Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez, Raven Run

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NAAEE's 48th annual conference is focused on the many ways that education is helping to create a more just and sustainable future for all. Sessions will focus on the three interwoven pillars of sustainability—social equity, shared prosperity, and environmental integrity—as well as how education can build hope, motivate action, and help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals championed by the United Nations Development Programme and leaders in more than 170 countries. The conference will also highlight efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to nature and high quality environmental education.

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