This event is being held by Oak Bay Parks Recreation and Culture. For more details, please contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/RecOakBay/
Oak Bay Parks Recreation and Culture, along with the Community Association of Oak Bay and Friends of Uplands Park would like to announce two very special speakers that will present to the Community at the Monterey Center on December 2" at 7 pm.
Long-time BC climate researcher Dr. Richard Hebda will give his presentation
“Climate Change, Ecosystems, and Adaptation for Southern Vancouver Island”.
Richard Hebda is the Royal BC Museum’s former Curator of Botany and Earth History. He has a PhD in Botany and has taught in various environmental science departments at the University of Victoria. He studies plant fossils and their distribution over time and place to shed light on the condition, history and evolution of BC’s landscape and climate. He also studies ethnobotany of BC First Nations, restoration of natural systems and processes, ecology and origins of Garry Oak and alpine ecosystems and botany of grasses.
Dr Stephen Sheppard will give his presentation
“The Citizens Coolkit: Fun ways to climate-proof your forest and your Hood”
Dr. Stephen Sheppard, PhD., ASLA, is a Professor in Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, teaching in landscape and climate change planning, community engagement, and visualization. He has served as Director of UBC’s Bachelor of Urban Forestry program and directs the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), an interdisciplinary research group which works with communities on developing climate change and energy solutions. He has over 30 year’s experience in environmental assessment, aesthetics, landscape planning and public involvement. He has published four books, including Visualizing Climate Change from Earthscan/Routledge. His research interests include engaging citizens in low-carbon resilient communities, sea-level rise planning, energy effects of urban forests, and videogames as an educational tool on climate change. He leads UBC’s Research Cluster of Excellence on Cool Tools: Social Mobilization on Climate Change using Digital Tools.
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