VMN CE Webinar: Throwing Shade in RVA
From Michelle Prysby
Here in the midst of summer is a good time to learn about how urban heat impacts certain neighborhoods more intensely than others. Research in the City of Richmond and around the country demonstrates how urban tree canopies, poverty, and historical discriminatory housing policies all influence an area’s vulnerability to heat waves. Learn about this research and how community partners are working together to build resilience to extreme heat.
Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Hoffman is the David and Jane Cohn Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia and Affiliate Faculty in the L. Douglas Wilder School and the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hoffman connects audiences to their changing planet through participatory environmental research and interactive, hands-on, and immersive experiences, earning recognition through his research and work being featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, as well as being selected as the Chapter Lead for the Southeast Region in the Fifth National Climate Assessment, one of Style Weekly Richmond's Top 40 Under 40 in 2019, one of the Grist 50 Fixers for 2020, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2021.
Host: Tiffany Brown, Virginia Master Naturalist Program Assistant, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Zoom Recording ID: 84498987215 UUID: 9pdNDXIZR5S2POD+sEjKjw== Meeting Time: 2022-07-13 02:40:29pm