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Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series: April 2018

Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series: April 2018
Cultivating Hope in Unpredictable Times: How Science Helps Groups Solve Wicked Environmental Problems
When
Apr 27, 2018 from 07:00 PM (Canada/Mountain / UTC-600)
Where
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street Banff, AB
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As part of the Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series, Dr. Thomas D. Sisk, Olajos-Goslow, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Northern Arizona University and Dr. Wendy J. Palen, Earth to Ocean Research Group at Simon Fraser University will discuss Cultivating Hope in Unpredictable Times: How Science Helps Groups Solve Wicked Environmental Problems.

We are constantly bombarded by conservation challenges that seem, at times, impossibly complex. Hope for solving them comes not from an examination of data, nor is it justified by social trends.

Work on controversial issues shows how participation in science can lead to deeper engagement in complex policy challenges, more rational public discourse, and eventually better decisions and outcomes. This process is slow, but can be catalyzed by effective collaboration. We provide examples of how involvement in science-based decision processes is a source of hope for many, and how increasing opportunities for transformative engagement brings hope for the future of biodiversity.

Tickets: $10, buy tickets here.

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