Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History’s Hardcore Natural History Series “One Water: A Look at Water Use and Reuse” featuring Rachel Gaudoin on Thursday, June 24th at 6:00pm.
Isolated from state or regional water systems, Monterey County must rely solely on local water supplies -- primarily groundwater and surface water. While water habits have changed over the years, the community’s need for local, sustainable water resources has not.
On Thursday, June 24th, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History welcomes Rachel Gaudoin, the Public Outreach Coordinator at Monterey One Water, as the next speaker in the yearlong Hardcore Natural History speaker series. The special in-person and Zoom event (6:00pm - 7:00pm) supports the museum’s new “Changes” Exhibit.
Monterey One Water is a public wastewater and water recycling agency serving northern Monterey County. The conversation will focus on wastewater and how it has become an important resource for the community. Holding a degree in Management and Communications from Santa Clara University, Gaudoin works closely with the agency’s engineers and operators to help “translate” the M1W story for community members. Prior to joining the agency in 2017, she served eight years in nonprofit communications with an emphasis in educational outreach. Her experience includes print and digital marketing, graphic design, and strategic relationship building.
“Changes” provides layers of interpretation for those who want to dive deeper into a main message: Profound habitat change has occurred, and will continue to occur, in the Monterey Bay area. The speaker series echoes those sentiments, focusing on changes in local habitats over time, the impact of humans in these landscapes, and the role of humans in protecting them for the future. Presenters include local environmental scientists and activists making interactive presentations and a question-and-answer session.
Although the series is free, the museum encourages audience members to make a contribution to help create future programming. The suggested Donation is $15.00 per Person. Audience members must register online prior to the event to receive a link to the webinar.
THE PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir and Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years.
The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.
For more information visit: www.pgmuseum.org