Rachel White, PhD, climate researcher with the UW Joint Institute of Studies on the Atmosphere and Ocean, will speak about the effects of global warming on extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes. Come learn more about the science of climate change and how it may impact the Pacific Northwest in coming decades, ask questions, learn what you can do, and enjoy a fun, engaging discussion around the tables in Peddler’s beer garden.
All ages welcome! Come early to grab a beer and a seat! Enjoy the food truck and games!
When infant oysters began dying off in record numbers, reportedly due to the increased acidification of Pacific Northwest waters, the Washington State Legislature asked the UW Dept of Oceanography’s scientists for help. Parker MacCready, PhD, a physical oceanographer and led a team that used quantities of data to forecast the chemistry of ocean waters entering shellfish growing areas, such as Padilla Bay. Come learn how this work may help oysters and the shellfish industry, as well as salmon fishers, kayakers and oil spill trackers!
Join the board of Net Impact Seattle for a great opportunity to gain leadership & management experience, work in an entrepreneurial environment, and help shape the future of your Seattle chapter! This fall, you will also have the chance to get involved in the 2015 Net Impact Conference, hosted in Seattle.
Have you heard of the International Coastal Cleanup? It happens every year in September and is the largest global volunteer day in service to our lakes, oceans, and rivers. Each year, approximately 600,000 people worldwide dedicate time to cleaning up their local waterways. The catch is that they record every single piece of trash collected! The results are then sent to the Ocean Conservancy and published into an annual report to give us an idea of exactly what is floating around in our oceans (hint: the most prevalent item is small, plastic, and brown and white in color).
"Oil & Water" is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” For tickets, visit: http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/oil-and-water