12:00pm: Gathering at City Hall, Bellingham
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Speakers
1:00pm – 2:00pm: The March
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Science Fair – We're gathering a variety of organizations, academic groups, local businesses, and other science-related endeavors to provide an interactive fair on the Bellingham Library lawn. There will also be food trucks – come for the food, but stay for the science demos!
Handdancer Interpreter Services will be providing an ASLinterpreter for our speakers before the March. In addition, we will be livestreaming BOTH the speakers and the ASL interpreter during the event so that folks who might not be close enough to the stage can still see the interpreter or hear the speakers!
Featured Speaker: Captain Wendy Lawrence
Captain Wendy Lawrence is a retired naval aviator and NASA astronaut. As a helicopter pilot, she made several shipboard deployments to the North Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Kenya. After earning a master’s degree in ocean engineering from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Lawrence was selected as an astronaut in 1992 and worked at NASA for 14 years. A veteran of four shuttle missions (STS-67, 86, 91 and 114), she has logged over 50 days in space. Currently, she works part-time at Space Camp and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, informing the public about NASA’s spaceflight programs and participating in STEM education programs. We are so lucky to have her speak at our event!
Featured Speaker: Dr. Melissa Rice
Dr. Melissa Rice is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University, where she has held a joint appointment in the Geology Department and the Physics & Astronomy Department since 2014. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in 2012, and was a NASA Astrobiology Institute Postdoctoral fellow at Caltech from 2012-2014. Her research focuses on the sedimentology, stratigraphy and mineralogy of Mars. She is a collaborator on the active Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity missions, a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory rover mission, and a Co-Investigator for the Mastcam-Z investigation in development for the Mars2020 rover mission. Basically, she drives a robot on Mars! We're so excited to have her speak at our event!
Featured Speaker: Sonni Tadlock
Sonni Tadlock is a direct descendant of the Okanogan band of the Colville Tribe. She completed a B.S. in Native Environmental Science at Northwest Indian College, with a concentration on Indigenous food systems of the Salish Sea. She also helped develop environmental health curriculum with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, based on the Swinomish traditional 13 lunar cycle calendar, to teach youth and community about living seasonally through the harvest and preservation of traditional foods. Sonni also works as the Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network Hub Program Coordinator at Northwest Indian College. This position involves serving as a liaison to Indigenous communities, tribal colleges and universities, and Tribal and State Natural Resource Departments to facilitate community engagement with citizen science. This network is a platform for local peoples to document how environmental change is affecting their community. In the fall of 2017 she will be enrolled as a student in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Washington.
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