The Davis Science Café will dip into the Delta for some aquatic ecology science this February!
“Walking in a Wetland Wonderland: Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Delta”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Tavern
226 F Street, Davis, CA
Free to attend
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences
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Our conversation will be led by Dr. Rosemary Hartman, who received her PhD in Ecology from UC Davis and is now a scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. She will share some of the reasons why we should care about wetland restoration and what makes the endemic aquatic species of California’s Delta so amazing.
A vast area of freshwater marsh that once stretched from Sacramento to Tracy to Antioch, the Sacramento San-Joaquin Delta has been shaped by human activity throughout the last 150 years. In recent decades, scientists are learning much more about the fascinating fish and wonderful wildlife that rely on these wetlands.
Today, some selected Delta sites are being restored to their former glory. Dr. Hartman will take us on a virtual safari of these wetlands and their fish life—as well as sharing her artistic side with us through some of her nature-inspired glass art, which she picked up through her mother!
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