Appalachian Laboratory

Watershed Moments

Watershed Moments Community Learning Series

Learning lasts a lifetime.

As part of its commitment to public education, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES-AL) offers free community presentations and events through its Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. 

Fall 2023:

November 30, 2023, 6:30pm on Zoom 

Dr. Tim Watkins, National Park Service
Parks in Science History

From establishing the importance of wetlands to advancing science through the first-ever use of radiocarbon dating, our national parks have been home to a number of landmark scientific studies.

In this virtual Watershed Moments Community Learning event, Dr. Tim Watkins, Science Access and Engagement Coordinator with the National Park Service, shares stories of the notable research that has taken place in the parks and provides details of the ongoing Parks in Science History project, a collaborative initiative that has engaged graduate students from American University and institutions in the University System of Maryland to write articles and produce films about these notable studies and the parks in which they took place.

UMCES Alumnus and NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold on International Space Station
Launched in 2015, the Watershed Moments series has included presentations by NASA Astronaut and UMCES alumnus Ricky Arnold, children’s author and filmmaker Lynne Cherry, glaciologist Richard Alley, and prairie dog expert and UMCES faculty member John Hoogland, among others.
Use the link below for more information on past Watershed Moments Community Learning Series Events, including event recordings.

Past Events Link