Free Local Workshops

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Workshops 
Design Challenges - How do you make it work?
Attend the upcoming Contractor Skill-Building Webinar, "Design Challenges - How do you make it work?" to learn more about the challenges when installing a RainWise project. Join RainWise contractor Roseann Barnhill of DIrt Corps and complete an initial site design for a RainWise project. At this webinar, you will learn: - pre site visit research (imap, side sewer cards) - identifying site constrictions - identifying site opportunities - how to make a site design This workshop is for current and prospective RainWise contractors and will be held virtually using the Zoom Webinar platform.
Where:
Online/Webinar
n/a
When:
Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:00 AM

Contractor Skill-Building Webinar: Cistern Installation Basics - Dry fit and Pipe Gluing
Attend this upcoming Contractor Skill-Building Webinar, “Cistern Installation Basics - Dry fit and Pipe Gluing" where you will join Jake Harris of Stone Soup Gardens to learn about the basics of installing a cistern system. At this webinar, you will learn: - how to dry-fit a cistern installation - pipe-gluing techniques - and more! These webinars are for current and prospective RainWise contractors and will be held virtually using the Zoom Webinar platform.
Where:
Online/Webinar
Online/Webinar
When:
Friday, April 17, 2020, 11:00 AM

Earth Day 50th Anniversary: Gaia Has a Fever
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Dr. Jennifer Thomson will give a talk untangling the history of oil corporations, climate justice, and environmental governance. Beginning with physicist James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, she’ll discuss the involvement of oil corporations in climate research, and explore a truly liberatory environmental politics. Jennifer Thomson is an assistant professor of history at Bucknell University. Her book, The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health, was published in May 2019. Professor Thomson specializes in the post-1945 history of the United States, with particular concentrations in leftist politics, health and the environment, and structural inequality. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Where:
Livestream
Livestream
When:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 02:00 PM