April 20, 2021
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Presents: A FREE Science for Citizens webinar every Tuesday at 7:00pm from March 30th to April 27.
For program subjects and to register: https://www.usmf.org/ScienceForCitizens/
Spring 2021 Dates: Every Tuesday between March 30 and April 27
Fall 2021 Dates: Every Tuesday between September 28 and October 26
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Where: Zoom Webinar
Pre-Registration Required: http://www.usmf.org/scienceforcitizens/
A participation link will be sent to the email address provide during registration.
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!
Why: Learn something new and interesting while celebrating science on scenic Solomons Island
Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00pm
Stream Restoration: Is it Helping Our Streams and the Chesapeake Bay?
Presented by Dr. Solange Filoso
Healthy streams are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that provide society with many benefits. Since many streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are severely degraded, stream restoration is increasingly used to improve their water quality. Yet, the effectiveness of projects implemented is still questionable, and recovery is a slow, complex task. Dr. Solange Filoso has monitored restored streams in Maryland for over a decade. In this seminar, she will share her assessment of restoration effectiveness, and discuss the importance of monitoring data to policy and management decisions in the region.
Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00pm
Changing Weather, Changing Farms, Opportunities to Reduce Chesapeake Harm
Presented by Dr. Lisa Wainger
Future Chesapeake Bay health will depend on the combined influence of environmental changes and peoples' responses to those changes. Dr. Lisa Wainger will describe research into these combined effects that found that adaptations that farmers are already making to improve crop growth under changing weather are likely to prevent some harm to Chesapeake Bay water quality. This beneficial effect could be enhanced by looking for additional opportunities to change the timing of nutrients to water bodies.