Our first Tryon Nature Talk features scientist, educator and author Dr. Judy Li sharing her newest book on empowering all students to explore science. Enjoy an evening of science, community and complementary beverages.
Dr. Judy Li, retired associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, who has studied ecology of streams throughout Oregon. Post academia, Judy had focused on food webs in headwater streams and participates in long term research at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. But her passion has been working alongside K-12 science teachers to write books and curriculum that empower students to explore STEM fields. Her goal is to lead everyone towards places where they can experience the natural world.
Her presentation will include previews of the fourth book in the Ellie and Ricky series, Ricky’s Metropolis, which is about community science in an urban forest setting. Judy’s presentation will focus on the importance of being actively engaged in stewardship and methods to engage in an urban natural area, for the whole community. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided at no charge for this entirely free event, we welcome everyone to attend.