Clean Lakes Alliance presents
Yahara Lakes 101 Science Cafe with Jenny Seifert and Jeremy Solin
Systems and scenarios: New ways of engaging your community in water sustainability
Thu, May 11 at 8am
Learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes!
About the talk
Achieving a future with clean and healthy lakes and rivers requires new ways of thinking. This talk will present and engage participants in two innovative thinking tools that can enhance community engagement efforts among lake associations and related organizations. ThinkWater is a national initiative to promote and enable systems thinking in water education, outreach, and research.
Yahara 2070 is a Wisconsin-based scenarios project intended to encourage long-term thinking in decision-making about land and water. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of these related ways of thinking and how they can employ them in their own outreach efforts.
About our speakers
Jenny Seifert is the science writer and outreach coordinator for the Water Sustainability and Climate project at UW-Madison and an aquatic invasive species outreach specialist with UW-Extension. Previously, she worked primarily in the nonprofit world, with stints at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany; the Cascadia Green Building Council and Sustainable Northwest in Portland, Oregon; the Peace Corps in St. Lucia; and the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC. She has a joint MS in Life Sciences Communication and Environment & Resources from UW-Madison and a BA in German from the University of Virginia.
Jeremy Solin is an educator, community organizer, gardener, woods-wanderer, father and husband. He’s worked in the environmental and sustainability education fields for the past 20 years. Currently, Jeremy is the Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater, a national campaign supported by USDA to help people of all backgrounds and ages think and care deeply about water. He has a bachelor’s degree in water resources (UW-Stevens Point), a master’s degree in environmental education (University of Minnesota, Duluth) and a doctorate degree in sustainability education (Prescott College).
About the series
Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.
Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.
Yahara 101 is held both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m.
If you already are a Friend of Clean Lakes (minimum $35 donation/year), then admission is free using the code FRIEND2017. Become a Friend today. If you are not a Friend yet, admission is $10 per event. Advance registration is requested!
Special event parking will be available at The Edgewater.