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Congratulations Ryan Peek! Awarded Best Oral Presentation from the Society for Freshwater Science

Watershed researcher Ryan Peek has recently won the award for the 2016 Best Oral Presentation in Basic Research from the Society for Freshwater Science.

His talk titled, "Linking water source signatures with native anphibian breeding timing in a northern Sierra Nevada watershed," received very high scores from the judges.

Congratulations again to Ryan Peek for receiving this distinguished honor!

For Science! - High School Teachers Raft the South Fork American

This week 12 California High school Science teachers will embark on a 2 day rafting externship on the South Fork of the American River. They will work with UC Davis Scientists to study the biology, ecology, hydrology, and geology of the river while using a variety of tools and techniques to collect and analyze field data.

While rafting the river, participants will explore the connections between water resource management and river ecology and how they impact our lives in California.

WaterTalk Roundup

2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference

When: Aug 8, 2016 10AM - Aug 11, 2016 3PM

Where: Scripps Institution of Oceanography - La Jolla, CA

Upcoming WaterTalk Events

PPIC: Improving California's Water Accounting

When: July 21, 2016 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Experiential Learning Outside of the Classroom

Earlier this week, Watershed researchers Miranda Bell and Carson Jeffres spoke with high school science teachers about two floodplain research projects. The Floodplain Ecology Institute program invites researchers to demonstrate science to teachers in hopes of learning new skills and lessons to bring back to their classrooms.

Women in Watershed Research panelists at Floodplain Ecology Institute

Ann Willis, Miranda Tilcock, and Megan Nguyen of the Center for Watershed Sciences will participate in the Women in Watershed Panel at the Floodplain Ecology Intitute today held at the Civic Center Galleria in West Sacramento, CA.

These researchers will be speaking to several K-12 educators who are interested in meeting professionals in the water resources field. They will also learn about the work that goes on within their region and gain new information for their students about how to preapre for a successful career.

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