Earthwatch Institute: Advancing the Understanding of Accelerating Climate Change by Supporting Overseas Travel, Citizen Participation, & Projects Development [3.11.18]

Guests:

Show ‘1’: Dana Salomon, Program Coordinator, Earthwatch Institute, (By Skype)*, Theme: “The Earthwatch Institute Mission—Who we are and what we do”

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Show ‘2’: Peggy Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch Institute and Past President, Montgomery County Civic Federation, (By Skype)*, Theme: “Importance of Linking Volunteers to World-Wide Environmental, Cultural, and Historical Sites While Preserving the Earth”

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Show ‘3’: Elsa Valiente Riveros, M.S., Director, REDES (Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C.) (By Skype)*, Theme: “Earthwatch Expedition: Conserving Wetlands and Traditional Agriculture in Mexico”

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Show ‘4’: Alexander (Alex) C. Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch Institute, (By-Skype)* and , Theme: “Learning About World-Wide Climate Change, Environmental Protection, While Saving Traditional Agriculture Sites In Mexico”, with o *”Special Guest” Dr. Jose Colucci Rios, B.S., CH.E., Associate Dean & Professor, College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez” (In-Studio Skype Back-Up).

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Show 1Dana Salomon, Program Coordinator, Earthwatch Institute Show 2Peggy Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch
Show 3Elsa Valiente Riveros, M.S., Director, REDES (Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C.) Show 4Alexander (Alex) C. Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch Institute

Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Dana Salomon, Program Coordinator, Earthwatch Institute, (By Skype)*, Theme: “The Earthwatch Institute Mission—Who we are and what we do”
  • Show ‘2’: Peggy Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch Institute and Past President, Montgomery County Civic Federation, (By Skype)*, Theme: “Importance of Linking Volunteers to World-Wide Environmental, Cultural, and Historical Sites While Preserving the Earth”
  • Show ‘3’: Elsa Valiente Riveros, M.S., Director, REDES (Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C.) (By Skype)*, Theme: “Earthwatch Expedition: Conserving Wetlands and Traditional Agriculture in Mexico”
    • …with “Special Guest” Dr. Jose Colucci Rios, B.S., CH.E., Southeast Regional Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (In-Studio Skype Back-Up).
  • Show ‘4’: Alexander (Alex) C. Dennis, Expeditions Volunteer–Mexico City, Earthwatch Institute, (By-Skype)*, Theme: “Learning About World-Wide Climate Change, Environmental Protection, While Saving Traditional Agriculture Sites In Mexico”
    • …with “Special Guest” Dr. Jose Colucci Rios, B.S., CH.E., Southeast Regional Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)

Program Overview:

Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental charity founded as Educational Expeditions International in 1971 near Boston, Massachusetts by Robert A. Citron and Clarence Truesdale, then superintendent of Vermont Public Schools. It is one of the largest global underwriters of scientific field research in archaeology, paleontology, marine life, biodiversity, ecosystems, and wildlife.

For over four decades Earthwatch has delivered a unique “citizen science” model to recruit adventurous individuals including students, teachers, retired executives, corporate fellows, among others to participate in critical field research to understand nature’s response to accelerating global change. Earthwatch’s work supports hundreds of doctoral and masters degree researchers across dozens of countries, conducting over 100,000 hours of scholarly research annually.

Earthwatch’s mission statement is “to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.” Earthwatch Citizen Science Projects are peer-reviewed, doctoral subject matter experts led scientific field research which give everyday citizens the opportunity to join research teams around the world to collect field data in the areas such as wildlife conservation, rainforest ecology, marine science, archaeology, and dozens of other related academic disciplines.

Ecological Restoration and Development A.C. (REDES) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals , academics, and student volunteers which seeks to generate and link knowledge to solve environmental problems, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and reconcile the different views of nature to improve the quality of life under the principle of development compatible with conservation. Its vision is to be an organization established at a regional level that constantly works to solve environmental problems in a participatory manner and promote sustainability, systematization, and the use of knowledge.

The organizations objectives include, but are not limited to: 1) Improving the relationship between society and nature through the management and implementation of projects; 2) Linking sustainable activities with the conservation of biodiversity; 3) Creating the rehabilitation of the ecological functions of aquatic ecosystems; while 4) Seeking trust and cooperation between different sectors of society through joint work, participation, and dissemination of information. There are a number of collaborative projects with the Earthwatch Institute, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, among others.


Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!