The Environment & Sustainability Program is very pleased to invite students to a pizza lunch with Cria Kay at 12-1 PM, Friday, February 28, 2020, in Science Center Room 207.
Cria has a Masters of Science in Environmental Informatics and Environmental Justice from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Comparative American Studies, and Geology from Oberlin College. She is now working at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago as the coordinator for the growing Urban Wildlife Information Network.
Cria will give a short presentation titled “Urban Studies and Environmental Work: Water and Wildlife” and then will answer student questions about graduate school and careers focused on the environment.
To learn more about Cria, go here.
SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, February 6 at 4:10 p.m.
Science Center 163
Citizen Scientist & Former Middle School Biology Teacher
“The Beaver Hypothesis: Bluebirding Before the Seventeenth Century”
Dick Tuttle is a retired middle school life science teacher and lifelong conservationist with a particular interest in cavity nesting songbirds. Over the past 50 years, Dick has raised more than 55,000 native birds from 10 different species! In this seminar, he will discuss how birds were able to find suitable cavities for nesting before humans began building bird boxes and placing them in their backyards. Specifically, he will investigate the role of beavers as engineers of suitable nesting habitat and describe the effects of early fur traders on populations of beavers and songbirds. He will conclude by linking all of these ideas to modern conservation efforts by arguing that sometimes to move forward you need to look backward.