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Science and Society | 2025 and Beyond: Science, Restoration and Partnership of the Chesapeake Bay | TO BE RESCHEDULED

Science and Society | 2025 and Beyond: Science, Restoration and Partnership of the Chesapeake Bay | TO BE RESCHEDULED

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DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY, THIS LECTURE WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 2023 AS PART OF OUR FALL 2023 LECTURE SERIES.
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The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and spans 64,000 square miles, includes over 100,000 rivers, streams, and tributaries, and is home to over 2700 unique species of aquatic and land animals. Dr. Kandis Y. Boyd will present on the nearly 40 year partnership and efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay through science-driven data and collaborative decision-making capabilities.

Dr. Kandis Y. Boyd is the Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office, a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. As the first African-American female to receive an undergraduate degree in meteorology from Iowa State University, Dr. Boyd entered NOAA as an operational meteorologist at the Des Moines Weather Forecast Office. Her career highlights include spearheading the Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD) program, delivering around-the-clock on-site meteorological forecasts during the 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina, serving as the designated federal officer for the third National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee. She also had a distinguished career at the National Science Foundation in leadership positions before moving to the Chesapeake Bay Program Office. Dr. Boyd is highly recognized and has published over 50 articles, hosted 30 podcasts, provided over 100 presentations, and authored three books. She has been recognized by NOAA and the National Science Foundation for her achievements. She is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

The library's “Science and Society - Making Sense of the World Around Us” lecture series is co-organized and moderated by Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics and author of Scientific Journeys, Linda Dylla, former public information officer at the Jefferson Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, and Colin Norman, the former News Editor at Science.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

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Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for all our sessions. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time:
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Library:
Lewes Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  
Categories:
  STEM  
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