Thursday, October 24, 2019

November Science Cafe

Katie Owens is the Upper Coosa River Program Director for The Nature Conservancy Georgia Chapter. She holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology from Berry College and a Masters in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  In her current capacity, Katie oversees all the aquatic and terrestrial projects in Northwest Georgia. 
Katie has been the lead freshwater scientist for the Upper Coosa Watershed for 12 years.  The Nature Conservancy has two historic river projects in the Upper Coosa: the Conasauga Watershed and the Etowah Watershed.   The Conasauga Watershed is a relatively rural watershed impacted primarily by agricultural runoff. Katie’s work in the Conasauga focuses on developing working relationships with the farming community and local counties to effectively filter non-point source pollution runoff in order to limit effects on biodiversity.    The Etowah Watershed skirts metro Atlanta and unsustainable development remains a major threat to the biodiversity. Katie’s work in the Etowah focuses primarily on limiting the impacts of stormwater runoff, removing fish passage barriers, restoring key subwatersheds, and protecting key tracts of land.  

In addition to overseeing these two major aquatic projects, Katie oversees a stewardship project in the Chattahoochee National Forest and a montane longleaf restoration project on the southern end of the Upper Coosa Watershed.  Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy Katie worked as the staff biologist for the Upper Coosa Riverkeeper. She currently sits on the Upper Coosa Riverkeeper Board and the Georgia State Adopt-A-Stream Board.     

Monday, July 29, 2019

Please consider joining us for Wolf Science Café - this year to be held at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton. Our first talk promises to be a hot one!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 2018: Stream Restoration

Join us on Monday to learn more about what it means to do stream restoration and how students at CCS are working alongside professionals to engage with the local watershed.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Science of Solar Power


6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8th
Red Rock Room @ Hudson Mills
202 Bradley Street, Carrollton, Georgia

The goal of the Wolf Science Café is to provide a platform for sharing current issues in science and to introduce ways that members of Carrollton and the surrounding communities can be better informed. Open to all age groups.
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Image Courtesy of The Georgia Tech Website

Ajay Upadhyaya, Senior Research Engineer and Professor at Georgia Tech


Learn About The Science of Solar Power with Dr. Ajay Upadhyaya

Join us on Monday, October 8th to learn more about Solar Power!
6:45 with talk starting at 7:00 pm with Dr. Ajay Upadhyaya
The Red Rock Room at Hudson Mills

How many of us actually understand how solar power works?
This article gives a run down of the basics in solar power.
Click the link to find out.

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