Annapolis Cafe Scientifique: A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. At 49 West, CoffeeHouse, Winebar and Gallery.
Please reserve your seats by calling 410-626-9796, and if you reserve but decide not to come, please release your seats at the same number; thanks.
Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,
Engaging Local Communities in Coastal Resource Management in the Philippines; My Two Years in the Peace Corps, by Laura Mudge,
PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill & Intern for NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program
Abstract: Coastal resource management programs are implemented with the intent to protect and rehabilitate coastal habitats and enhance the sustainability of coastal communities. However, these programs won’t be successful without the engagement and support of the local community. Laura will talk about the two years she spent in the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer, working with community-based management programs ranging from installing artificial reef habitats, aiding in recovery from a Super Typhoon, and evaluating the effectiveness of management programs using perceptions of the local community.
About the Speaker: I’m a marine ecologist studying the impacts of disturbances (such as hurricanes, bleaching, and disease) on coral reef ecosystems. From 2012-2014 I served in the US Peace Corps as a coastal resource management advisor, while also conducting research for my master’s degree. I’m also an avid SCUBA diver and have conducted hundreds of dives for both scientific research and plain old fun.
Tracy Gill and Andy Loftus
PS – Below are some great events sent by Carl Benson, of the Climate Stewards of Annapolis:
Please join your fellow Climate Stewards at the following events to learn more about climate change and how to come together to address the effects of climate change:
The Youth Climate Art Festival will build community and climate activism through creativity and art. All are welcome to join with the Zero Hour team to make connections before the march and create art. Friday, July 20, 4-8 PM at DuPont Circle, Washington, DC.
o The Youth Climate March will begin with a rally on the National Mall. All are welcome to support the demands of our youth to address climate change. The rally will be on the National Mall on Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 AM at 3rd Street and will be followed by a march around the Capitol to Lincoln Park. Over a hundred parachutes from the Parachutes for Planet project will be on display at the rally. Please join the movement. We look forward to see you there. Please RSVP here.
The Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis are hosting a discussion about how pipelines affect communities and how to help the communities on the Eastern Shore resist the 190 mile pipeline proposed to run from Pennsylvania to Virginia. We will be joined by folks from the No Eastern Shore Pipeline group and from communities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania who have been resisting the construction of natural gas pipelines through their communities.
The Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, Family Reunion Farmstead + Kitchen, and Fair Farms are showing the film Look & See. Friday, August 24, 7-9PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis. Flyer here.
We hope that you can join us at these events. Thanks for all you do to protect our common climate.