Rick Savage went from being a desk job junkie at IBM to being hip deep in water and muck in a wetland in the middle of nowhere. He will discuss North Carolina’s EPA-funded wetlands monitoring program: why it was important; what they did; what they learned; and where the program is now. Savage transitioned to forming the Carolina Wetlands Association; how did he do this, and why? He will discuss why wetlands are important to our livelihood, the services wetland perform, the economic value of those ecosystem services, and why we need to protect them. And, ultimately, why we need the Carolina Wetlands Association.
Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 1 pm. The presentations are meant to demonstrate the vast variety of careers in scientific fields from astronomy to zoology and are appropriate for ages 8 and older. Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.