Central Colorado Humanist: Sunday Science Program
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A question and answer period will follow the talk. Light refreshments will be available, and you are invited to bring a plate of goodies to share. And, in the interest of our environment, please consider carpooling and bringing your own reusable coffee mug or beverage container.
Doors will open at 9:30am so participants can have refreshments and be seated when the program begins promptly at 10am. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Please join us!
This Month: Noxious Weeds, Invasive Species & their Impacts
For the April Sunday Science program, Kayla Malone, the Noxious Weed Program Supervisor for Chaffee and Lake Counties in Colorado, will discuss the impacts non-native, invasive species have on a landscape; the costs associated with non-native plant invasion; the methods available for the control for invasive species; and the range of ecological considerations regarding the impacts of various control methods.
Plant succession is the non-seasonal cumulative changes in the species and types of plants that occupy a given area over time. Invasive plants have the ability to invade ecosystems and alter the natural succession pathways. All land management strategies directly impact these natural succession pathways as well.
Ms. Malone is active on a wide range of local, state, and regional platforms and is a passionate advocate for the implementation of integrated pest management strategies. Her experience includes development of invasive species management prioritization systems that incorporate metrics of current invasive species distribution, land use, and potential risks; coordination and planning of local, regional, and state-level events; and development, implementation, assessment and supervision of all aspects of local invasive species management programs.
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy, informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.