5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
OMSI Science Pub
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm Presentation
$5 suggested donation
Minor with parent or guardian
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm Presentation$5 suggested donationMinor with parent or guardian
NEW LOCATION! We
are excited to announce that we are moving one of our regular Science Pub
events to the Kennedy School Theater! We will be there every 3rd Tuesday of the
with Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway, Britta Baechler, PhD
Candidate, Portland State University, and Chanel Hason of Portland Chapter of
We’ve all seen the video of a sea turtle with a straw up
its nose, but there’s a lot more to the story of plastic pollution than we all
think. For instance, did you know that plastic pollution in the ocean was first
reported in research articles in the early 1970s? Or that micro plastics have
been found in clams and oysters right here in Oregon? What about that straws
and stirrers are the third most common item found in beach cleanups?
Come for a unique presentation blending science, art, and
activism from three people working to change the story of plastic here in the
Pacific Northwest. We’ll be hearing from Nancy Judd, Britta
Baechlor, and Chanel Hason, who will be sharing how plastics are impacting some
of our smallest critters, and what is being done to raise awareness of plastic
pollution both here and across the US. Nancy will also lead audience members in
an arts integration activity to reflect upon Britta’s research in creative
Nancy Judd is an internationally recognized
artist, environmental advocate and teaching artist. For over 20 years
she has been creating art exhibitions made from trash that engage people in
conversations about how we live on the earth. Nancy exhibits her work in
public airports and museums and one of her pieces is in the Smithsonian
Museum’s permanent collection. In her work as a teaching
artist, Nancy provides arts integration to students in classrooms and
adults in training settings. www.NancyJudd.com.
Britta Baechler is a graduate student in the Applied
Coastal Ecology lab at Portland State University conducting research on
microplastics in razor clams and Pacific oysters on the Oregon Coast. She
became concerned about the state of the marine environment after encountering
marine debris and trash while studying and working in the Caribbean, Aleutian
Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and here in the Pacific Northwest.
Chanel Hason is the volunteer Chair and Communications
Lead of the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for over 2
years. She graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a B.S. in Environmental
Science Technology & Policy, focusing on Marine and Coastal Ecology. More
recently, she attended PSU earning a M.S. in Leadership for Sustainability
Education. Her background in marine conservation and environmental education
are what drives her to be an active citizen scientist.
Science Pub Kennedy School is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Kennedy School website for a dinner menu and venue information.
Suggested donation of $5 all
goes to OMSI.
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