https://www.healutah.org/event/2020-legislative-preview-taylorsville/ Wondering which bills HEAL Utah will be watching and working on during the 2020 legislative session? Wondering how a bill even becomes a law here in Utah? Wondering how you can get involved? Come to our 2020 Legislative Preview: Taylorsville event on February 5th to get these questions answered and more! During the evening, HEAL staff will talk about the legislative process in Utah, including how the legislative process works, the bills we are working on during the session, and what you can do to get involved during the session. Plus, we’ll answer any questions you might have and you'll even have a chance to sign up to volunteer with us during the session.
https://www.healutah.org/event/2020-legislative-preview-taylorsville/ This event is FREE, so bring your friends!
In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries
Feb. 4 - Emma Marris – What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/Marris There will be a book signing of her book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, after the talk.
Feb. 5 – Emma Marris - What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/viridian-center-west-jordan
Feb 25 – Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams – The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative. Tickets are $20 or $10 with valid University of Utah I.D. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall box office after they go on sale in mid-January. Non-discounted tickets available online: https://nhmu.utah.edu/2020keynote
March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff
March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature
The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams.
Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.
Moot Courtroom (Level 6. Permafrost–permanently frozen ground that lies under tundra and boreal forests across the Arctic–covers more than 12 percent of the earth’s land. In The Big Thaw, readers meet scientists and students who have been studying the permafrost and what it contains: a vast store of ancient carbon, more than four times the quantity found in all of today’s forests, a ticking “carbon bomb” releasing carbon dioxide and methane as the permafrost thaws. Braving hordes of mosquitoes, quicksand, and extreme temperatures, the researchers are racing against the clock to educate us about the changes we must make to preserve Earth’s carbon balance. In this talk, photographer Chris Linder will share behind-the-scenes stories from his eight field seasons photographing scientists at work in Siberia and Alaska. https://law.utah.edu/event/the-big-thaw/
While Utah is known as the Beehive State, most people don’t realize that over 1100 different kinds of bees can be found in Utah. In his talk, Dr. Joseph Wilson will introduce many of these bees that call Utah home and discuss the role they play in both agricultural and natural landscapes. As a hotspot of bee biodiversity, Utah, with its numerous national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas and other protected lands can provide refuge for bees and other pollinators. For example, when the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) was first established in 1996, part of the justification for setting aside this vast area in southern Utah was to protect the regions “diverse and endemic plant community and their pollinators.” With recent reductions in the size of the GSENM it is unclear what this means for the areas bee populations. Dr. Wilson will describe the bee community known from the original GSENM and explore how the changes to the monument might affect the bee community found therein.