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CESC Presentation to Bastyr Univ.

posted Jun 2, 2010, 11:45 AM by CESC Management   [ updated Jun 2, 2010, 11:47 AM ]

CESC Makes Presentation to Bastyr University Students & Staff

June 2 at noon in room 184

CESC is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing young minds through experiential learning in environmental science.  We plan to engage grade school students in environmental monitoring in Kenmore and Bothell with intentions to expand our work into nearby areas in coming years.  Our initial focus will be stream monitoring, where students will learn to document plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates, and measure the physical and chemical parameters of streams.  They will be trained to observe the world around them, formulate hypotheses, and test their hypotheses.  We hope that students and faculty at Bastyr University will join us in mentoring young students, and collaborating with us on research projects of mutual interest. plans, and a discussion of how personnel at Bastyr University can get involved in those activities. 

DR. DAVID BAIN is a member of the Cascadia Environmental Science Center's Board of Directors. He has worked in marine mammal research and rescue since 1977.   He received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he studied killer whales at the north end of Vancouver Island.  His research has been diverse, involving both captive and wild marine mammals.  It has addressed behavior, communication, population dynamics, genetics, toxicology, social organization, physiology, ecology, health, and effects of human activities on marine mammals.  As a killer whale recovery planner, he became acutely aware of the importance of watershed protection and restoration. His work with CESC provides an opportunity to both develop the scientific talents of young people and produce information needed to ensure the health of the Puget Sound Basin for future generations.