Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Tuesday, November 15 • 12:35pm - 1:00pm
What Really Inspires Stewardship? A Case Against Scare Tactics

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What Really Inspires Stewardship? A Case Against Scare Tactics
Have you encountered someone who cares about the environment but thinks the issues are too big for them to do anything about? Recent research indicates that this type of attitude may stem from being exposed to serious environmental issues at a young age; for instance, a five year old learning an animal might die from entanglement in litter. Whether you consider yourself an educator or not, most of us interact with the public in various forums and have the opportunity to help curb this issue. In recent years a movement has developed that encourages educators to consider age appropriate messages and shy away from messages of fear, instead focusing on messages of positive behavior change. In this session we will present David Sobel’s idea of “ecophobia” and how it informs Tracy Aviary’s education programs. We will discuss appropriate topics for different age groups and ask audience members to share ideas for how this concept might affect their work or programming.

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Alex Hamilton

Hydrologic Technician, Salt Lake County Watershed
My name is Alex Hamilton. I've been with Salt Lake County for almost 10 years. When I'm not splashing around in the streams measuring flow or taking water quality samples I enjoy spending time with my family and collecting exotic reptiles and amphibians.


Michelle Mileham

Directof of Education, Tracy Aviary
Michelle Mileham is the Director of Education at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City. Prior to moving to Utah, Michelle was a graduate student at Oregon State University where she finished her Master’s and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Education with a specific focus on museum... Read More →
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Anne Terry

Nature Centers Manager, Tracy Aviary
Anne Terry is the Nature Centers Manager for Tracy Aviary. Her work is currently focused on programming at the new Jordan River Nature Center in South Salt Lake, and she provides support for the development of Tracy Aviary’s future Riverton Nature Center. She is passionate about... Read More →

Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:35pm - 1:00pm MST
Gallery 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119