Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

4-H LifeSmarts Competition (March 14)
UDC will host to the 4-H LifeSmarts Competition on March 14, 2014, in room 515 of the David A. Clarke School of Law, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The LifeSmarts Consumer Education for Teenagers Program creates savvy consumers and develops marketplace skills among teens in a fun and engaging format. Complementing high school curricula, LifeSmarts is run as a game-show style competition for 9th through 12th grade students. For more info contact Jaime Brown, 4-H Extension Agent, at jsbrown@udc.edu

March Invasive Removal with Rock Creek Conservancy (March 29)
For our March invasive plant removal, we will be joining forces with Rock Creek Conservancy and John Shorb Landscaping for a short but sweet event removing English ivy from the trees along Rock Creek Parkway. This will be on Saturday, March 29th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contact Mary Farrah if you are interested in participating.  

National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium (April 4)
The Water Resources Research Institute and the AWRA-National Capital Region Section will host the Water Resources Symposium, Water Resources and Water Infrastructures: Emerging Problems and Solutions, bringing together professionals from across the region to discuss sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure in the region and beyond. The one-day symposium will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. The keynote will be delivered by George Hawkins, General Manager, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). Read an earlier blog. Contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa at tdeksissa@udc.edu for more information.

Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit (April 18)
CAUSES will co-host the first DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law. Co-headlining the Summit will be Seth Goldman, President and “TeaEO” of Honest Tea, and Aaron Hurst, author of The Purpose Economy. This year’s theme, Accelerating Impact through Cross-Industry and Cross-Sector Collaboration, will bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators who are driving change in Washington, D.C. Breakout sessions on urban sustainability, innovation and social enterprise, and more will be held throughout the day. Read more here. Online registration is available here. For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Curtis at wayne.curtis1@udc.edu
Lead Abatement Worker Course (April 14 and 15)
As part of its efforts to be ever more relevant to the needs of residents and communities of D.C., UDC's Architectural Research Institute is offering training for participants interested in becoming certified lead abatement workers. Attendees of the two day Lead Abatement Worker Course will: 1) Engage in interactive classroom training, 2) Participate in a small classroom setting and one-on-one training, 3) Receive  a comprehensive manual to keep for future reference, 4) Engage in hands on training in a state of the art containment room and 5) Receive a Lead Abatement Worker Certificate of Completion. The first day of the course will be held April 14 - 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Marshelle Hailstock at mhailstock@udc.edu or (202) 274-7135 for more information.

Two-part Invasive Plant Class (April 23 and 26)
Twice a year, Urban Ag and Forestry Extension Agent co-teaches a two-part invasive plant class at Casey Trees with Ana Chuquin of Rock Creek Park and Damien Ossi of District Department of the Environment. The classroom portion of the class is held at Casey Trees’ headquarters and runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes, with dinner provided. The field session at Rock Creek National Park is where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom. It takes place at Rock Creek National Park and lasts for 2.5 hours. Both sites are accessible via public transportation. This two-part class is free with registration.

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