Education Seminar Events
Seminars are free - and your invited!
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September 11 - Thursday - 6 to 7:30pm
Speaker: Katie Heer
Topic - Water Conservation
Join us to learn methods for conserving water
in your home and garden. Help our environment
while saving labor, time, and money.
Program will feature an interactive presentation on using water efficiently inside and outside your home, use in the local area, threats to our current system, and lastly bringing native plants into your landscaping. At the end of the presentation there will be a raffle for attendees featuring free native plants and plenty of take-home handouts.
Katie Heer is the project manager for the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, that works to restore and enhance the natural ecological balance of wildlife, vegetation, and lands. This includes raising public awareness of conservation issues through a variety of outreach programs.For more information on the Inland Empire
Katie has a strong passion for working with children and schools, that includes coordinating the IERCD’s native plant grant program. She earned her BS degree in Environmental Science from the University of Redlands.
Resource Conversation District visit: www.iercd.org.
November 13 - Thursday - 6 to 7:30pm
Speaker: Becky Talyn
Topic - GMOs-Genetically Modified Organisms
"What is the Big Deal?"
GMOs are plastered all over the news, but many people honestly do not really know what they are, or why they should be concerned. In this seminar we will discuss how GMOs are made, how they are different from other kinds of crops/food, what the potential benefits are, what the potential risks are, and what the evidence there is (so far) about their safety for people and the planet. We'll finish up with a discussion of GMO labeling, how to avoid GMOs when shopping, and what we can all do to get more involved.
Our speaker Becky Talyn: "Of many hats--including mother; Dr. Becky Presents..., a customized PowerPoint presentation service; Rancho de los Proyectos, a small farm specializing in organic seasonal fruits and vegetables; La Leche League; Label GMOs; Green Mamas buying club; homeschooler; biologist; and instructor at Cal State San Bernardinio. Becky earned her BA is from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Ph.D. from University of Maine.
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