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January 2019

Wildlands Studies Info Session

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bren Hall Room 4016

Learn more about studying abroad in one of our 16 locations around the globe including South Africa, Alaska or Peru! Earn 15 upper division towards your outside concentration requirement while while living and studying in some of the world’s most fascinating wildlands. The classroom is unbound by walls, the roster is small, and experiences are life-changing. Wildlands Studies teams are no more than 9-16 team members working with the project leader. Small teams, we believe, are best suited for sharing…

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The History and Politics of Oil in California – Exhibition and Opening Reception

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Arts and Humanities Commons and Wireframe Studio (Music 1410)

Join us as we celebrate the opening of BEYOND THE SPILL with an exhibition and artist talk by Brenda Longfellow. The exhibition will feature Longfellow's work as well as "A Field Guide to Oil in Santa Barbara," an interactive archive and map created by graduate students in the fall quarter Sawyer Seminar course. The exhibition is curated by Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Scholar Emily Roehl.

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Beyond the Spill: The History and Politics of Oil in California Symposium

January 25
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Join us at the SRB for a morning panel, lunch workshop, and afternoon panel on the histories and politics of oil in California. Schedule 9:30-10:00: Coffee 10:00-12:00: Panel 1: Oil Infrastructure and Policy in CaliforniaFeaturing Bhavna Shamasunder (Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College) and Teresa Sabol Spezio(Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pitzer College) in conversation with Javiera Barandiaran (Associate Professor of Global Studies, UCSB) 12:00-1:00: Lunch Workshop on Oil Activism in Santa Barbara Featuring Emily Williams (350 Santa Barbara)…

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Session 2

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
UCSB Environmental Health and Safety Building 565

What is CERT? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to help communities prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. With training and information, individual and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. 3 Day Training (All 3 days/classes must be attended by the participants): January 20, 27, and February 2, 2019 9:30 am - 4pm CERT training…

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50 Years After the Santa Barbara Oil Spill: A Call to Action

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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A free community event to commemorate the first 50 year of the modern environmental movement, assess progress to date, and call for renewed engagement and civic action. Through special guest speakers, music and more, we'll tap into the spirit catalyzed by the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and create a path forward in the face of our current climate and environmental crisis. Featured Speakers: Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Congressman Salud Carbajal Rose Strauss, UC Santa Barbara Student Activist…

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Opening Reception: “Anguish, Anger, and Activism: Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill”

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UC Santa Barbara Library, Special Research Collections (3rd Floor, Mountain Side)

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill is frequently cited as a catalyst for the birth of the modern environmental movement. This exhibition will examine the connections between this historic disaster and environmental activism in the local area. Event includes a talk by UCSB Lecturer Emeritus Dr. Marc. McGinnes, one of the founders of the environmental movement, about the role of the Santa Barbara community in launching and sustaining the environmental movement: 1969-2069. There will be an opportunity to view the…

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Santa Barbara Gray Whales Count Volunteer Info Session

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marine Science Institute Auditorium, UCSB

2019: coming to the Channel near you … whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and the occasional sea otters. This is your opportunity to be something special ... to Count! We have scheduled an exceptional presentation on campus: Michael Smith, Project Coordinator of Gray Whales Count, will detail immediate opportunities to participate in Gray Whales Count 2019, monitoring whales, dolphins, otters, and pinnipeds just off our shore. This is a banner year for Gray Whales Count: the 15th annual survey of the northbound migration…

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February 2019

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Session 3

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
UCSB Environmental Health and Safety Building 565

What is CERT? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to help communities prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. With training and information, individual and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. 3 Day Training (All 3 days/classes must be attended by the participants): January 20, 27, and February 2, 2019 9:30 am - 4pm CERT training…

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7th Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium: “Trailblazing Women in Conservation”

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara County Education Office

Santa Barbara Botanical Garden's annual Conservation Symposium.We have a fantastic lineup of speakers coming from as far away as Florida, all of them trailblazers in the conservation field. They will be not only sharing their science, but their journey to where they are now, and we are hoping to attract as many young scientists (particularly women) as we can. I am attaching a letter-size flyer; we also have glossy tabloid-size posters, and I would love to bring one by if…

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FREE STUDENT DAY INVITATION: CA’s 21st Annual California Unified Program Association Training Conference

February 27
Anaheim Marriott, 700 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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Unified Program is the consolidation of six state environmental programs into one program under the authority of a Certified Unified Program Agency. Our organization represents local agencies certified by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) as Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs). Our member agencies regulate facilities with hazardous materials, hazardous waste, above-ground storage tanks and underground storage tanks throughout the State. Every year, the California CUPA Forum, with our partner State agencies, host the annual CUPA Training Conference. The CUPA Conference Student Committee would like to…

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