Calendar of Events

Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency: What’s at stake, and what we can do about it. With Dr. Heather Goldstone.
Date: January 13
Location:  Online or in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Description:
Dr. Goldstone will share the latest science from the Woodwell Climate Research Center on our global climate trajectory; the physical, socio economic and geopolitical risks of warming; and what we can all do to move us in the direction of a safe and equitable climate future.  More info about the Woodwell Climate Research Center at https://woodwellclimate.org/.   

 

To join the Zoom meeting, click the following link at 5pm:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86397553769?pwd=Vzd3a2FDWXBvSG83V25xa1dYOGp5QT09

Sustainability Discussion

Sustainability with Jamie Jacquart
Date: February 10
Location:  Online or in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Description:

Jamie Jacquart is the Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability at UMASS Dartmouth. Encompassing the environment, economy, and social justice, sustainability is one of the world’s most urgent topics. It’s clear that the climate is changing and we see the effects at a greater level here in New England, and specifically here in Westport. Come hear more about the magnitude of the problems, but also learn more about what things everyone can do to help make a difference. While this can be a daunting task, when we focus on actionable steps that all of us can do, that will actually make a difference in the health of our watershed.

To register, email outreach@wrwa.com.   For more information:  https://www.umassd.edu/campussustainability/

 

Asian Shore Crabs

Date: March 3
Location: Online and in person at the River Center
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Description:

Renee Montanaro is a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her dissertation combines fieldwork, research, and community engagement to evaluate ecological factors that promote the hyper abundance of the invasive Asian shore crab in Southern New England. Our local coast is at the center of her research, and it is a personal priority for her to share her findings and make connections with the broader community of coastal protectors.  To register, email outreach@wrwa.com.

More than Just the Buzz

Using ecological data to restore native pollination systems (and why it matters),  with Dr. Robert Gegear
Date: March 30
Location:  Online and in person at the River Center, 493 Old County Road, Westport
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Description: Dr. Robert J. Gegear is a Professor in the Department of Biology at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has been studying the neuroecology and conservation of pollination systems native to North America for over 25 years.  Dr. Gegear’s research has been supported by multiple federal grants and has been published in books, numerous prestigious scientific journals, and popular press articles.  He is also the founder of the Beecology Project, a citizen science effort to rapidly collect ecological data on threatened pollinator species in New England. 

To register, email outreach@wrwa.com.  For more information: https://www.umassd.edu/directory/rgegear/ 

Horseneck Beach Monthly Clean up

Dates: January 8, February 5, March 5, and April 2nd
Location: Horseneck Beach State Reservation, 5 John Reed Rd
Time: 10 – 12pm
Price: free to register

Description:

Come join us to clean up our local ecosystems at our monthly beach clean up of Horseneck Beach. Trash pickers and trash bags are provided, cancellations will only occur if weather conditions are unsuitable. Email terracorps@wrwa.com to register and for more information.