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Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Salem Environmental Education provides a series of presentations with a wide variety of relevant environmental topics. These programs highlight many of the outdoor opportunities and issues that face Oregonians today. The programs are monthly from October-May and open to the public with admission of $5.

Calendar of Lecture Series

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Oregon Marine Reserves @ Salem City Library - Anderson Rooms
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oregon Marine Reserves @ Salem City Library - Anderson Rooms

After many years, oceans which cover 70 percent of our earth are finally receiving the conservation attention they deserve. While international waters still prove problematic for such measures, nation and state controlled coastal areas have been making great strides at conserving sites, balancing the need for continued resource use. This talk will focus on the recently established marine protected areas in Oregon waters called the Oregon Marine Reserve system. Topics include a history of the marine reserve process, discussion the objectives of the program and the research findings that have come from these early years of their designation. The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door with students free. For more information contact Jon Yoder at joyoder@wildblue.net.

Mar
1
Thu
2018
Warm Water Fish – “Going Native” in Oregon @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Warm Water Fish - "Going Native" in Oregon @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)

Warmwater fish – species such as bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish – are not native to the Northwest, but they’re firmly established throughout the region and in many waters are thriving. Learn their history in Oregon and how altered habitats and other changes to the environment have provided suitable and often ideal conditions for them. This presentation by Gary Galovich of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will look at the challenges they present in a state whose rich fishing heritage has been built on the iconic salmon, but also the opportunities they provide. The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door with students free. For more information contact Jon Yoder at joyoder@wildblue.net.

Apr
5
Thu
2018
No Bees, No Food @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No Bees, No Food @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)

Scientists, farmers and beekeepers have sounded the alarm: bee colonies are in collapse. Join us for a presentation by Environment Oregon on what this means for the future of food and what we can do to stop it. The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door with students free. For more information contact Jon Yoder at joyoder@wildblue.net.

May
3
Thu
2018
Viticulture: Farming for the Future @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Viticulture: Farming for the Future @ Louck's Auditorium (Salem City Library)

Join us for a dynamic discussion about the future of farming and what “sustainability” really means. Mimi Casteel of Hopewell Vineyards will touch on topics that range from how farmers can positively change the fate of watersheds to how holistic farming builds nutrient dense foods and improves national food security, ending with why wine is magic. The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door with students free. For more information contact Jon Yoder at joyoder@wildblue.net.