Speaker Series-Invasive Species in our Local Communities
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Description: Join Natalya Walker, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator for North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District. She'll be speaking on the importance of stories, science, data, and behavior working together to help prevent the spread of Invasive Species. Natalya will review the history of Aquatic Invasive Species, why we care, what we're doing to prevent their spread, and how you can help! Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuirrjItEtf-IwQH_8Nl4REjfHMnrbn8 Event Hosts: Allyse Freeman, Museum Curator at the Minnesota Discovery Center Becca Reiss, Community Conservationist at North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District Prizes: At the end of this presentation we will spin a virtual wheel and giveaway prizes to attendees. This event will start at 6pm and last approximately 1 hour. Guest Speaker Bio: Natalya Walker is the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator for North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District. She has Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Environmental Studies, and Zoology and has been working in natural resource conservation for the past 6 years. She started her work in prairie restoration in southern Wisconsin, moved to Duluth while leading a crew with Conservation Corps- Minnesota, then found herself in highland deserts and riparian areas while managing a Youth Conservation Corps in southern Utah. The lack of water beckoned her return to the north. With a hop-skip-and-jump, she landed on the Iron Range where she works to protect aquatic ecosystems from invasive species.