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World Meteorology Day – VIRTUAL

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Children learning about meteorology with David Yeomans
Meteorologist David Yeomans standing next to the weather station that he donated and helped install at the Wildflower center. Leo Hernandez is on his left. It was a grey and cloudy day.

Meteorologist David Yeomans next to the weather station that he donated and helped install at the Wildflower Center

Austin, we need to talk about the weather and climate change! So we’re joining the international celebration of meteorology! This year speakers David Yeomans (KXAN) and Dr. Lewis Ziska will talk about climate change and its effects on plants and other aspects of life in Central Texas.

This is a FREE virtual event. Space is limited and registration is required.

 
Participants will receive an email with the link for the Zoom meeting prior to the event. Make sure you have Zoom installed and set up to participate.

Presentations

“How Climate Change is Changing Austin’s Weather” with David Yeomans, KXAN meteorologist
Meteorologist David Yeomans of KXAN News will cover how climate change works, the impacts we are already seeing and what role global warming may have actually played in Central Texas’ historic cold snap and winter storm this year. David will also talk about action steps that we can all take in our everyday lives to prevent the planet from reaching the tipping point.

“CO2, Climate Change and Plant Biology: An Overview” with Dr. Lewis Ziska, Plant Physiologist
As CO2 rises and climate change occurs, there are numerous consequences for all aspects of plant biology from changes in demographics to seed production; from poison ivy to nutrition. In this overview, Dr. Lewis Ziska will present a number of examples that will illustrate the extent and scope of these changes and talk about the potential consequences for both the ecosystem and human health.

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States

Organizer

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education
Phone:
512.232.0177
Email:
education@wildflower.org