Celebrating Oregon Scientists
Across Oregon, thousands are expected to turn out and March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
In anticipation and in celebration of the many women and men who help innovate solutions to protect Oregonâ€™s air, water and climate, we are sharing snapshots of a few who help inform our work here at Oregon Environmental Council.
Itâ€™s our way of putting a human face on science – and highlighting the important science research happening right here in Oregon.
Julie Haack, Green Chemistry Researcher & Instructor, University of Oregon
Designing products that innovate + minimize impact to the environment
Bill Peterson, Oceanographer, NOAA (based in Newport, OR)
The ocean can tell us a lot about climate change – if we know where to look
Allison Aldous, Freshwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Streams & wetlands – managing our water from forest to faucet
Linda George, Environmental Scientist, Portland State University
Oregonâ€™s airâ€”knowing more about what weâ€™re breathing
Kim Anderson, Environmental Forensics, Oregon State University
Our daily exposure to chemicals and how it can affect our health
CLEAN WELL WATERÂ
Amy Patton, Hydrogeologist working in Southern Oregon
Oregonâ€™s well water – keeping this natural resource clean for all
Joel Nigg, Neuroscientist, OHSU
Exposures to toxic substances and how they may interact withÂ brain development
WANT TO MARCH FOR SCIENCE?
Weâ€™ve compiled a list of March for Science locations across Oregon so you can find one near you.
JUST FOR FUN
To celebrate science: Read the Science section of theÂ New York TimesÂ for a month. Imagine what our society would be like if these scientists were not able to do produce the information they do!