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A California Libraries Learn Webinar

Presenters: Vivienne Byrd, Shirley Ly, Patty Alvarado & Kristin Peers - Los Angeles Public LibraryKristin PeersPatty AlvaradoShirley LyVivienne Byrd

The first step to a sustainable environment is recognizing that environmental issues are not an abstract concept; they are all around us, endangering our health and wellbeing.

In this webinar, a team from the Los Angeles Public Library will show you how Neighborhood Science projects and programs have enabled patrons of all ages to do real science in their own backyards on topics ranging from biodiversity loss to air and water quality to mosquitoes to night sky light pollution.

You will learn how you and your patrons can become bold Neighborhood Scientists, gathering and sharing scientific data that can raise awareness and change the world.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how neighborhood science benefits communities.
  • Learn how neighborhood science can contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • How to incorporate REAL neighborhood science research projects into library STEAM programs or make neighborhood science part of the regular library programs.
  • Learn how to participate in the neighborhood science research hands-on virtually
  • Learn from examples on how to plan, promote and execute Neighborhood Science programs in their libraries and communities.

This webinar will be of interest to: Library staff who are looking for engaging programs to raise awareness to various pressing global issues, etc., or give a new spin on their existing STEM programs.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on this page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

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