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August 2020

Webinar: Science Storytelling in the Digital Age

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Lisa Tossey, Maryland Sea Grant College Program Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach, will share her expertise in science storytelling in the context of the digital world in which we live. Register here. Science communication can suffer from numerous pitfalls including jargon, complexity, a general lack of science education of the audience, and short attention spans. However, one of the most engaging ways to avoid these and connect with others about your science is by using basic storytelling techniques. And these days, you can literally…

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Webinar: Redlining’s Intensifying Harm: Rising Temperatures, Hotter Neighborhoods, and How Trees Can Help

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

Many are now well aware of the inequitable distribution of trees in our urban areas. Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities often face the greatest burden of heat, air pollution, and flooding – all of which urban greening can help to mitigate. These inequitable patterns and the related persistent disparities in human health are an enduring legacy of various forms of housing segregation, which were officially legal through the late 1960s. In this presentation, Dr. Vivek Shandas will provide a…

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Webinar: How’s My Waterway?

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

EPA’s Watershed Academy webinar on How’s My Waterway will include a live demonstration of the recently enhanced How’s My Waterway application. Register here. An updated version of How’s My Waterway (HMW) was released publicly in June 2020. HMW provides a comprehensive overview of water quality data and information in the United States on three different scales: community, state and national. HMW pulls in data from eight databases across EPA through web services with the goal of answering questions about aquatic life,…

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September 2020

Funding Opportunity: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT)

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. The application submission deadline is September 22, 2020. Apply for funding (Guidelines) Frequently Asked Questions   

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Call for Abstracts: River Rally 2021

September 30

River Rally may take place in San Antonio, May 14-27, 2021. Workshop submissions are due Sept 30; River Hero nominations are due Oct 30. COVID-19 Update: As we open our calls for workshop proposals and River Hero nominations, it is unclear whether River Rally 2021 will be in-person or virtual. While we sincerely hope that we can all be together in San Antonio in May, it is possible that River Rally 2021 will be another virtual experience. We ask those who…

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October 2020

National Day of Action: Imagine a Day Without Water

October 21

For those who haven’t participated in the past, Imagine a Day Without Water is a national day of action and a great opportunity to share why water is important to you and your community. It is also a way to highlight the great work that you do on a regular basis and tie it to the broader movement of amazing work happening in water. Participating can be as easy as sharing blogs or messages or media all the way up…

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