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How DNA Made a Family

October 21, 2020 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Diahan Southard’s mom was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Come learn how she was able to use a combination of genetic and genealogical tools to connect with her biological family, and how it has affected her life. Leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogy endeavors, whether you are looking for your father, or your Great, Great, Great Grandfather.

After getting bitten by the DNA bug as a high school student, Diahan went on to study at Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelors degree in microbiology. She worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, one of the first efforts to create a correlated genetic and genealogical database. Diahan is the author of several quick guides on genetic genealogy, a featured writer for Family Tree Magazine, a regular contributor to Genealogy Today, a former contributor to Genealogy Gems, and contributor to several other publications.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LYtkHld3QBuY7AhMjkSP_w


Hijacked: A Critical Change of Plans

November 18, 2020 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

This is a true story about how Arthur was a pilot on a Delta L 1011 that was hijacked to Cuba in January of 1980. They safely arrived in Cuba, hoping the hijacker would get off, but instead he demanded to refuel and fly to Iran. This was two months after students loyal to the Ayatollah had taken over the U.S. Embassy. Hoping to avert a bloody tragedy, the flight crew and passengers devised a complicated, risky plan. Arthur Krull’s Hijacked -A Critical Change of Plans tells you their story and much more, showing how the events of that day resonate to this day.

The book describes Arthur Krull’s life as a civilian, military, and commercial pilot and relates how his wife, Kathy, dealt with his career and especially how she managed their three young boys during the frightening hijack ordeal. Art has presented his story as a guest speaker and lecturer for over 35 years and continues to do so along with Kathy. Art and Kathy are both graduates of the University of Washington.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBMDV07vQpqrlDg0gfv93w


Help! The Mountains of Washington Are Turning Upside Down!

January 20, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

This presentation will touch on changes in climate, provide spectacular images by a Washington Mountaineer, explanations by an engineer of thermodynamics and two scary sets of curves; the Covid curves and the IPCC Scenarios.

Barak Gale serves as Co-Chair of Climate Reality Project Thurston County Chapter. His past work has includes serving on Board of WA Wilderness Coalition, advocating for new Federal Wilderness, collaborating with faith and other leaders and institutions, and working professionally as an Optometrist. He enjoys hiking in the mountains of Washington.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LaFmHPQPSTmMRT7b871s-Q


Think Black

February 17, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Clyde Ford watched his father struggle against racism as the first black software engineer in America, hired by IBM in 1946. These challenges came from bigoted individuals within IBM as well as IBMs corporate involvement in human rights abuses. Author, scholar, and activist, Clyde Ford shows how the issues his father encountered are still present in high-tech today, and what concerned citizens must do to support and advocate for human and civil rights in the modern technological age.

Clyde W. Ford is the award-winning author of 13 works of fiction and non-fiction. Trained as a psychotherapist, Clyde also worked as an IBM systems engineer. Clyde's a sought-after public speaker who's been a featured guest on the Oprah Show, NPR, and numerous radio and television programs across the country. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mEKzFcpYQVSXvlEAY-VlBA


Forest Ecology and Dead Wood. There's life in those snags and logs!

March 17, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Forest ecology represents the study of the myriad of factors that make up a forest. Recent decades of research has revealed the important role dead wood plays in the shaping and maintenance of habitats, soil and the forest ecosystem. This presentation is a visually rich description of the types, and roles of dead wood in forests of Washington State.

Ken Bevis is the Stewardship Biologist for the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Small Forest Landowner office. Ken is a lifelong hiker, hunter, fisherman, skier, bird watcher and avid naturalist. Originally from Virginia, he has lived in Washington since 1986, and has held a variety of positions in natural resource management including; the Forest Service, Yakama Indian Nation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (15 years) and now, DNR. Ken has a BS in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech (1979), and a Masters of Biology from Central Washington University (1994), where he studied Cavity Nesting Birds in three eastern Washington forest types. He now helps landowners learn how to manage small private forest lands for wildlife on their property. He makes frequent presentations for workshops, classes and Washington State University Extension programs and is a singer/songwriter as well.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cnr9ALMqRSGdX0JSHyuEcQ


Stay Alive All Your Life: 11 principles for extraordinary leadership, living, and legacy.

April 21, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar


Through Michael's story-telling, stage props, and personal anecdotes, attendees will learn 11 core principles for extraordinary purpose and living. Attendees will be empowered to lead from the heart, re-ignite passions, and and leave an EXTRAORDINARY legacy!

When he was 18, Michael dropped his speech class in college and swore he would never speak in public again after a humiliating presentation. Today, Michael is a Game-Changing speaker and Best-Selling author who has impacted thousands of people with his message and charisma. He was born in Soviet Russia and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. He uses this powerful story to draw a beautiful parallel between creating a life of purpose and failing to reach your greatest potential. Raised with timeless principles that once shaped his life, Michael takes his audiences on a humorous yet emotional journey through his story of becoming an author and motivational speaker, revealing how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success of our lives.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VRVZqMy0TQ2hTkNSeTHiuQ


Clearing the Air: Environmental Justice and Air Quality

May 19, 2021 – 1:30 pm

Online Webinar

Outdoor criteria air pollution level decreased over time. Cleaner air reduces absolute disparities in air pollution exposure. Spatial patterns of people (segregation), results in disparities by race and income. The underlying causes for disparities can be at various spatial levels, for example, local, regional, or national.

Jiawen Liu is a PhD student major in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a concurrent master in Biostatistics at University of Washington (UW). Before coming to UW, Jiawen received Bachelor's degree at North Carolina State University with senior award in scholarly achievement. Jiawen's research is mainly on air pollution and environmental justice.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jlC7y1L_SJGO0wBOdjD5vQ


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