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PREGAME YOUR BRAIN: WILDLIFE X NIGHTLIFE
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Science fairs for adults – how Caveat does happy hour. Pregame Your Brain: Wildlife x Nightlife – Ever wonder what you can do in NYC to save the world? Grab a drink with us and meet a few environmental organizations around New York who can help you do just that. 6pm-8pm (drop in anytime!) Tickets: FREE with advanced RSVP, or $5 at the door 21+ PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS: NYC Audubon Society Natural Areas Conservancy Wolf Conservation Center Riverkeeper NYU Stern SISA for World Toilet Day EcoWomen STATIONS + PRESENTERS: NYC Audubon Society’s Station: Project Safe Flight -- Over 1 billion birds collide with buildings every year in the US, but creative thinking about built environments, specialized glass and curbing artificial light can help reduce collisions that kill migrating birds. Join NYC Audubon to learn how its scientists are studying this challenge and what you can do to help – and take home a sculpted paper bird you make yourself as a winged reminder of our favorite feathery friends! NYC Audubon Society Presenters: --Kathryn Heintz is the Executive Director at NYC Audubon. She is eager to advance NYC Audubon’s scientific research, to build its educational work and public programs, and to support its advocacy activities throughout the five boroughs --Kaitlyn Parkins is a Conservation Biologist at NYC Audubon. began her career in the biological sciences by studying native plants, surveying monarch butterflies, assisting with songbird banding, and working in environmental education. Her current research interests include animal migration and movement and innovative approaches to creating habitat in urban spaces. --Danielle Sherman is the Programs Manager and Advocacy Coordinator at NYC Audubon. she has worked as an interpretation associate for Liberty Science Center and as the director of scheduling and advance for the Speaker of the New York City Council. Danielle still harbors a deep love for the area and its wildlife. --- Natural Areas Conservancy’s Station: New York City Nature Goals 2050 “New Yorkers need and have rights to a local environment that is healthy and whole… such rights are essential to each individual as part of the community of nature as a whole.” -- the Declaration of Rights to New York City Nature. Join Natural Areas Conservancy and their network NYC2050, a city wide effort for environmental action and justice! Participants will have a chance to shape the future of nature in New York City – you, all 25 nature goals and targets, and a cold beer. Natural Areas Conservancy Presenters: --Leila Mougoui Bakhtiari is an urban ecologist currently working with the Natural Areas Conservancy as the Forest Management Analyst. She received a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration on urban ecosystems from The New School. Her work focuses on urban forest health studies, restoration and conservation efforts in NYC natural areas. --Bram Gunther is Co-director of the Urban Field Station (a partnership with the US Forest Service and Natural Areas Conservancy), which is the science hub of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources of the New York City Parks Department. Previously Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources, he is also the Co-founder and Senior Advisor of the Natural Areas Conservancy. --- Wolf Conservation Center's Station: Hungry Like A Wolf Eager to experience life on the wild side, while working with your pack to survive? Learn about the cooperative living and hunting techniques employed by nature’s top predator in a game of wits, strength, and sheer cunning. Wolf Conservation Center Presenters: --Regan Downey is the Director of Education at the Wolf Conservation Center. She strives to promote wolf recovery across North America through science-based education programming and advocacy efforts. --Summer Hoogenboom is the Development and Events Coordinator at the Wolf Conservation Center. She creates fundraising events that engage the greater public in wildlife conservation and ecosystem preservation, while also supporting the mission of the WCC. --- Riverkeeper’s Station: Microplastics Ahoy! -- Join Riverkeeper to learn about microplastics, the ways they enter our waterways, and what you can do about it. Riverkeeper Presenters: --Chrissy Remein is a recent graduate of The New School, Milano School of Public Engagement where she earned an M.S. in Environmental Policy. She is the NYC Water Quality Project Coordinator and developing community stakeholder driven vision plans for Newtown Creek and Flushing Bay. --Jen Benson is the Outreach Coordinator at Riverkeeper. She manages volunteers, the Riverkeeper Ambassador Program, plans the Riverkeeper Sweep, an annual day of service for the Hudson River, and works with partner organizations and local groups to activate communities and individuals around issues threatening the Hudson River. In a previous life, Jen worked at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group Student Chapters in New Brunswick, NJ teaching college students how to run social and environmental campaigns. --- NYU Stern SISA for World Toilet Day’s Station: Toilet Talk -- World Toilet Day is November 19, and we’re ready to celebrate! Come visit the Toilet Talk station and learn about the 2 billion people who don’t have access to basic sanitation services. Have fun with our interactive game about people and their toilets, paint your own rock that has toilet facts, and share with us your bathroom preferences, like if you sit or squat! NYU Stern SISA for World Toilet Day Presenters: --Jessie Kaliski is in her second year of a three year dual degree program with NYU Stern School of Business and Wagner School of Public Service. She wrote her undergrad thesis on sanitation, spent two years in Cape Town working for a startup in the water sector, and now is hoping to do international development consultancy post graduation. --Kimberly Worsham is a water and sanitation specialist and social enterprise Founder of FLUSH LLC, which consults on sanitation projects in India, Cambodia, Australia, Singapore, and elsewhere. She received her MPA and BSc in business at NYU (2008, 2010), and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland in Australia(2016) as an International WaterCentre Scholar. --- EcoWomen's Station: Who Saves the World? WOMEN -- Need more green in your life? Come meet the women of EcoWomen NYC, a professional development and community building organization for women in the environmental field, as they present their favorite eco-heroines from the history of the environmental movement. EcoWomen Presenter: Sharon Hartzell is an environmental scientist and a co-founder of the NYC Chapter of EcoWomen. She is passionate about climate justice and helping to build leadership in the environmental field!