Foundations of Wetland Science (online and in-person)TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2023, 7 – 9PM
This course explores wetlands in all their dimensions, including how they form and are identified, the critical ecosystem services they provide, the rich biodiversity they harbor, their impact on global climate, and how they are regulated and protected. The course will connect what we know about wetlands from scientific perspectives to the ways in which wetlands matter for people.
Other than a strong interest in wetlands, there are no prerequisites. Prior experience in wetland science is not a requirement. This course benefits anyone, from scientist to steward, novice to expert. Field sessions would require attendees to be relatively physically able-bodied and capable of negotiating slopes, brush, and uneven and/or wet ground.
This hybrid-delivery short course comprises of three 2-hour live (synchronous) webinars, four 2-hour pre-recorded (asynchronous) webinars, and two 6-hour in-person field sessions.
Live webinars: Tuesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm
Field sessions: Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 9am-4pm
Office hours: Fridays, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 5-7pm or by appointment
Topics to be covered:
Wetland definitions and classification
Human interactions, including those of Native Peoples
Law and policy
Field studies and monitoring
Professional Credits Available: CERP-10, APLD-13, CPH-26, ecoPRO, 26
Cost: $475 (discount available for online-only participants)
Clay Antieau MS, PhD is a horticulturist, botanist, and environmental scientist who enthusiastically combines these disciplines to offer unique abilities and perspectives in environmental education and science. Clay currently works for the City of Seattle’s Seattle Public Utilities as a senior regulatory permit specialist. He’s a recognized local authority and educator in Northwest flora and has taught courses in plant identification, wetland science, restoration science, and related subjects at the University of Washington and numerous technical and community colleges around Washington. He’s been teaching for more than 40 years and well-regarded for providing engaging and effective learning experiences for students. He is a Past President, former Chapter Chair, and former member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Native Plant Society; a Past President of the Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter; and a Research Associate at the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum.