Saturday, April 13, 2024

Science in Our Valley Spring Seminar Series announced

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WENATCHEE - The Apple STEM Network is proud to announce the full line-up for the Science in Our Valley Spring Seminar Series. The seminar series is open to the public and will kick off in February at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center located at 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee.

  The seminar series is cross-disciplinary and provides the community an opportunity to gather insight about local research and innovation in a variety of topics including agriculture practices, anthropology, ecology and forest health, impacts of climate change, material science, and hydrogen hubs.

 Don’t miss this  spring’s Science in Our Valley line-up: 

Feb. 8 - Antimicrobial peptides: novel products for plant disease control? Researcher: Dr. Aina Baró Sabé, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Washington State University

Feb. 15 - Forests at the Fringes:  Detecting shifts in tree species habitat. Researcher: Dr. Tara Barrett, Research Scientist, USDA Forest Service

Feb. 22 - Family Poultry Systems on the Southern Pacific Coast of Guatemala: Gender, Livelihoods, and Food Security. Researcher: Dr. Amy Snively-Martinez, Anthropology Professor, Wenatchee Valley College

March 1 - Something to Wine About: Spittlebugs and Pierce’s Disease in the California North Coast, Researcher: Dr. Dylan Beal, Entomologist, Washington State University 

All Science in Our Valley events are free and open to the public at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center from 4 to 5 p.m. Prior registration is not required to attend these events.

 The seminar presentations are intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, teachers, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, and science enthusiasts.

 K-12 educators are also encouraged to attend the seminar series to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service District for attending the series. Details for each event can be found online at: www.applestemnetwork.org/science-in-our-valley/.

About Science in Our Valley: The Science in Our Valley seminar series began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region. Science in Our Valley is a collaborative effort with support from Apple STEM Network, Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, Wenatchee Valley College, the North Central Educational Service District and the Our Valley Our Future Bridge Research and Innovation District.

About Apple STEM Network: The Apple STEM Network is a regional alliance of K-12, Higher Ed, and community partners in North Central Washington. We represent a diverse region with tremendous potential for STEM industry in agriculture, energy, and innovation. With our collective effort, we intend to: provide a constructive support system for educators who aim to meet the rising challenge for all students to develop 21st-century skills and STEM literacy, integrate community mentorship, and promote authentic project-based learning and field experiences for all levels of education, and engage students in exploring the world of opportunities on the horizon through STEM. For more information visit www.applestemnetwork.org.About North Central Educational Service District: The North Central Educational Service District provides a wide array of programs, services and support to the 29 public school districts in the North Central Washington region of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties. The service district provides professional and timely service to meet the needs of individual schools and districts, and a reliable point of education-related information for the communities served. The NCESD is one of nine respected educational service districts in Washington state.

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