NETWORK with Community Science: Lightning Talks and Networking

Carol Finn, AGU President, and Chris McEntee, AGU CEO and Executive Director, will talk about how the Thriving Earth Exchange advances community science and serves the AGU mission and AGU members.

The lightning talks include:

LINDA SMITH – Director, Filters for Families /Lecturer, Natural Resources at University of Denver

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Linda will talk about her work with a cancer survival group to identify and remove heavy metals, including uranium, from drinking water on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

SCOTT DOBLER – Geographer, Western Kentucky University


Scott will describe his group’s work, with water managers in western Kentucky, to enable locally focused decision-making about water management using new high-resolution data sets.


SPEAKER TBD – Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart (TNH2H)

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TNH2H will introduce their Denver-based neighborhood group that has initiated several community science projects, including the newest related to atmospheric chemistry.

T. M. (BULL) BENNETT – President and CEO, Kiksapa Consulting, LLC


Bull will recount work with the White Earth Nation to build a community-driven water quality monitoring strategy to support Wild Rice, a cultural, economic, and food touchstone.

KARIM ALY-KASSAM – International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies, Cornell University


Karim will introduce TEX’s first international community science challenge: connecting climate science to villages in the Pamir Mountain, so that villagers there can continue to adapt their traditional ecological calendars, even in the face of rapid environmental change.