Tahoe area specific talks: check out these LWS talks that feature scientists doing work related to the Tahoe/Truckee and Sierra Nevada region.
Related Project Resources: you can turn any of these talks into a longer term research project for your students. To get started with a project , we suggest our Sierra Nevada Ecosystems lesson packet.
Justin Ondry, PhD talks about how scientists have perfected technology to be able to look at atoms through special microscopes.
PhD student Kelly Loria discusses her work studying the clarity of mountain streams and lakes in the Sierra Nevada.
PhD student Angela Pitera discusses her research on bird’s feeding habits, social behavior, and interactions.
PhD student Katie Strain presents her research on invasive grasses.
Headwaters’ Program Director Spencer Eusden shares a citizen science project where he assisted in collecting data on butterflies.
UC Davis Hydrology student Noelle Patterson talks about her research on Cottonwoods in the Truckee River Basin.
David Shaw, geologist/hydrologist for in California, talks about groundwater restoration projects.
Mary Patterson is a Botanist for the Tahoe National Forest and joins us to talk about conservation and protection of rare plant species.
Lacey Hankin shares insight into her career and studies as an ecologist looking at old growth forests in high elevation regions.
Hear Courtney Rowe share insights into her extensive career in land and fire management.