U.S. EPA: Tribal Science Webinar Series – TODAY

NOTE: This webinar is at 3 PM Eastern Time TODAY, so register as soon as possible if you’re interested.

Meeting Information

The U.S. EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Seminar Series presents the Tribal Science Webinar Series, co-hosted by the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and the Office of Science Policy. The webinar series provides a forum for discussion of the complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous communities, and features a wide variety of expert guest speakers from government, academic institutions and other organizations. This month’s webinar focuses on the 2016-2017 EPA Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program, which partners EPA scientists with professors from Tribal Colleges and Universities to address environmental problems. The Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program has given more than 150 students the opportunity to work directly with professors and scientists.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will be conducted via a web conference and audio link. Instructions for accessing the web conference will be sent to registrants via email prior to the event.

Register now, as spaces are limited!

U.S. EPA STAR Tribal Environmental Health Research Program

The Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program supports research that focuses on the assessment and reduction of risk in susceptible populations.  STAR Tribal Environmental Health Research supports research to better understand the health effects of environmental contaminants on tribal populations.

This research is supported by EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance.


3 – 3:05 p.m.

“Welcome and Introduction”

Andrew Geller, Deputy National Program Director, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, U.S. EPA

3:05 – 3:10 p.m.

Cynthia McOliver, National Center for Environmental Research, U.S. EPA

3:10 – 3:15 p.m.

JoAnn Chase, Director, American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. EPA

3:15 – 3:20 p.m.

Jane Nishida, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, U.S. EPA

3:20 – 3:30 p.m.

“Introduction to the Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program”

Rosalva Tapia, American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. EPA

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

“Water Quality and Abnormal Leech Present in Waterbodies Located on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation”

Deborah Hunter, Turtle Mountain Community College

3:45 – 4 p.m.

“Monitoring of Water Temperature Trends in Focal Coldwater Fish Habitats of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community”

Andrew Kozich, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

4 – 4:15 p.m.

“Food Waste Reduction and Landscaping and Habitat Restoration Initiatives”

Daniel Wildcat, Haskell University

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.



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