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Below you will find some of the presentations provided to previous Agua University students.  Click on the images or text of interest to view/download the presentations.  Most of these will have detail text associated with them, some might have less text and more images. 


These PowerPoints (stored as pdf’s) were presented by experts that have provided instruction in our classrooms.  They are stored as pdf’s.  All presentations are property of their perspective authors.

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THE SCIENCE OF WATER- Dr. Shelley Luce

Chemical structure and properties, water shapes the earth, pollution dissolves in water.


WATER SUPPLY IN CA - Dorothy Green

The four aqueduct systems; a presentation on water sources for Southern CA, conservation and the importance of proper management


HONEY BEES AND POLLINATION -

Bruce Steele

A presentation on the importance of bees to our ecology and food source


NORTHEAST TREES PROJECTS - Nidia Garcia

Connecting people to our natural lands and waterways by designing and building environmentally sustainable open spaces


HEALTHY PARKS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES -

Marybeth Vergara

Is there a connection between our physical wellbeing and green space in our communities? YES!


WORTH DIVING FOR - Tom Ford

Kelp restoration and monitoring project - Not all the giants are sequoias


A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - Jessica Hall

A vision for sustainable planning in the region - with growth population not slowing down, we must look at ways to replenish our aquifers and restore natural processes in our watersheds


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND WATER -

Miriam Torres

The role of Environmental Justice Coalition for water in the State


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS -

Ron Davidson

An overview of GIS, it’s origins and how we can use this technology today to better understand our communities and applications to water.


WATER CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES -

Conner Everts

A look at water demand in the state and ways we can conserve it.


WATER FOR SOUTHERN CA - Russ Donnelley

An overview of Metropolitan Water District’s service area and strategies for current and future water deliverance.


UNDERSTANDING WATERSHEDS -

Fraser Shilling

A presentation on ecological connections, restoration and shaping our communities and the cities we live in

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Nocodemus Wilderness Project

Mission is to educate humanity - especially our youth - about the importance of protecting the wild lands and waters that sustain Earth's biodiversity and ecosystems by working together on environmental stewardship and conservation efforts. At-risk youth program.

www.WildernessProject.org


Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

More than sixty grassroots groups/ intermediary orgs to advance a progressive, community-driven policy agenda that affirmatively addresses the water-related issues, problems, and visions of low-income communities and people of color in California.

www.EJCW.org


Friends of the L.A. River

FoLAR’s mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.

www.FoLAR.org


Heal the Bay

Making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean through research, education, community action and advocacy.

www.HealTheBay.org


Tree People

Organizes tree plantings in the L.A. area in local mountains, on city streets or at a school campus. www.TreePeople.org 


Theodore Payne Foundation

Promote and restore California landscapes, and habitats; propagate and make available California native plants and wildflowers; educate and acquire knowledge about California flora and natural history.  www.TheodorePayne.org


L.A. Audubon

Promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education, conservation and restoration.

www.LAAudubon.org


Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and the Environment (TuCARE)

Tours for students.

www.TuCare.com


International River Network

Protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. IRN opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourages better ways of meeting people’s needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods. Latin America, Africa, China, Asia. Berkley, CA.

www.irn.org


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

www.epa.gov/


California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL EPA)

Cabinet level voice for the protection of human health and the environment and to assure the coordinated deployment of State resources. www.CALEPA.gov


Environmental Education Initiative (EEI)

www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/default.htm



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