Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nov 13th: Why Snow Scientists Study Fire Effects and How You Can Help


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly Gleason and Meghan Collins to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “Why Snow Scientists Study Fire Effects and How You Can Help”
More than 25 million California residents get their water from the Sierra Nevada, making it vital to understand how the snow will melt each season, based on factors like the severity of the previous season’s wildfires or drought.

Dr. Kelly Gleason, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hydrology at Desert Research Institute (DRI), will share her work on how our changing climate and recent extreme wildfire season could shorten your spring skiing.

Then, learn how you can help deepen our understanding of snow through DRI’s new citizen scientist program, Stories in the Snow - which is the first of its kind to engage citizens to collect snow crystal data. Meghan Collins, who is part of DRI's STEM Outreach Team, will explain how important just a few minutes of our time on a powder day can make a big difference in helping researchers fill the knowledge gaps around how snowflakes form.

Learn more about the DRI’s citizen scientist program at:
Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, November 13th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available and we use a Pay-What-You-Want model if you’d like to have dinner ($5 minimum). Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube:

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Holland & Hart LLP, Molsby & Bordner, LLP and The Lift.

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