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AFE Keynote: Community Knowledge, Citizen Science & Environmental Protection with Dr. Julia Parrish
February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for our Keynote Event with Dr. Julia K. Parrish as she discusses the importance of science and citizen involvement in our research, policies and actions.
Dr. Parrish is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, where she holds a Lowell A. and Frankie L. Wakefield Professorship in Ocean Fishery Sciences. She is a marine biologist, conservation biologist, and specialist in citizen science. She is also the Executive Director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program involving over 800 participants collecting monthly data on the identity and abundance of beach-cast birds and marine debris. This data is vital for measuring the impacts of any catastrophe – oil spill, harmful algal bloom, marine heatwave, tsunami – against a definitive baseline.