Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium

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Join us for the 8th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium



5:35pm โ€“ WELCOMING ADDRESS: Senator Roblan & Representative Gomberg

5:45pm โ€“ ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ, Michael L. Posner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oregon

Michael Posner will take the audience on a journey to provide some understanding of the important influence of forest and sea on human well-being. The first stop on our journey will highlight observations reported by visitors to the Cape Perpetua area concerning changes that their visit produces in their mental and physical health. Next stop is Chicago with an explanation of how objective measures of attention and memory are influenced by exposure to either an urban or a natural environment. From Chicago, Michael heads to Eugene to consider similarities between exposure to nature and training in meditation, both of which provide clear influences on mood and attention. While in Eugene, a visit to the MRI scanner at the U of O Lewis Center finds that meditation training can change the connectivity between critical human brain areas involved in attention and stop by the Niell mouse lab at U of O examines the mechanism for changes observed in the human brain.

6:20pm โ€“ INTERMISSION activity / optional break

6:35pm โ€“ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—ข ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก & ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š: ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, Rose Madrone Director/Producer at Connectivity Project

In this beautiful and engaging short film, we examine how different cultures and faiths from around the world have a common, time-honored awareness of an interconnected way of being. By shedding light on these connections, as well as seeing how science is catching up with this understanding, we then realize that our actions and ways of being impact much more than we can even measure. Indeed, this way of seeing is more important now more than ever before.

6:53pm โ€“ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง: ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐˜€: ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ, Janet Essley, Artist, Creator of Red Knots: A Cultural Cartography of a Migratory Bird’s Annual Journey

Janet Essley will present on one of the furthest migrating species in the world, Calidris canutus, a sandpiper commonly known as the Red Knot. Essley will take us on a journey from their artic breeding grounds to non-breeding sites and back again, through a series of original paintings from her Cultural Cartography of Red Knots. Studying migrating birds teaches us that the world is one shared home. Ironically, conserving habitat for shorebirds, as global events have so recently shown, is also a means for protecting human communities.

The Cultural Cartography of Red Knots developed from a query on ways art could be used to develop public awareness for the habitat conservation needs of shorebirds. Through the Cultural Cartography, Essley guides us through the science and conservation of this impressive shorebird. Research for this project has immersed Essley in shorebird scientific studies and an astounding variety of human artistic expression from around the world. Visit the projectโ€™s website to learn more.

7:03pm โ€“ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง: ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜, Dr. Taylor K Chapple, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Oregon State University

Dr. Chapple will be exploring the key role that sharks play in healthy and productive coastal marine ecosystems and what we know (and donโ€™t) about sharks off of our coasts.

7:13pm โ€“ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—Ÿ: ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„/๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ (Mike, Rose, Janet, Taylor)

7:30pm โ€“ ADJOURN

๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—Ÿ. ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†, ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป

For more than fifty years Michael Posner has studied how mental operations, particularly those related to attention, are carried out by neural networks. He has used cognitive, imaging and genetic methods. In 1998 he was founding director of the Sackler Institute at Weill Medical College in New York City. He continues studies as Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at Weill Medical College. His current work examines the mechanisms of changes in white matter resulting from various forms of training. A mouse model is used to examine the general changes with learning and the reason for individual differences in changed connectivity. He has received many honors including in 2009 National Medal of Science by President Obama and in 2017 he was awarded the Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.

๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ, ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ & ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜

Rose Madrone is the director and producer at Connectivity Project LLC. Her current project is a documentary short film series examining the โ€œripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world.โ€ Before becoming a documentary filmmaker, Roseโ€™s background included botany, herbal medicine, and permaculture, and she is the former owner of Mountain Rose Herbs. Rose has dedicated her life to help spark a profound awareness of the deep interconnectedness in our world. Many of us wonder if we make a difference in the world. The Connectivity Project series is one of the ways Rose is casting her own ripple, inspiring the viewer to experience and understand that we are all essential, and a part of something much greater than ourselves. In addition to these short films, an accompanying discussion guide and curriculum helps to facilitate an even broader ripple, and by screening at film festivals, partnering in the classroom and with a wide variety of organizations, fostering a creative conversation addressing the questions around โ€œif what we do mattersโ€.

๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜†, ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜, ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐˜€: ๐—” ๐—–๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ’๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†

Janet Essley, M.A.. is a painter, muralist, and teaching artist with over 20 yearsโ€™ experience creating collaborative murals with youth and adults. She has led collaborative murals for schools, colleges, community service groups, churches, at-risk youth programs, and environmental education projects. She believes that collaborative murals are a fundamental integration of art and communication with the practice of democracy. Her personal work is often focused on environmental issues. The Cultural Cartography of Red Knots has been a focus of her work for over seven years.

Before settling into a career in art, she worked in the Pacific Northwest forests for 15 years as a member of worker-owned reforestation cooperatives. The seasonal nature of that work gave her the opportunity to work as a volunteer research technician on a variety of wildlife studies that included Brant Geese and California Gray Whales in Baja, California and Orcas in British Columbia. It was in the marine estuaries of Baja that her interest in birds began. First with the larger birds, osprey, pelicans and egrets, she has extended her interest to smaller species. The Cultural Cartography of Red Knots developed from a query by long- time friend and shorebird biologist Lee Tibbitts on ways art could be used to develop public awareness for the habitat conservation needs of shorebirds. Research for this project has immersed her in shorebird scientific studies and an astounding variety of human artistic expression from around the world. If nothing else, studying migrating birds teaches us that the world is one shared home. Ironically, conserving habitat for shorebirds, as global events have so recently shown, is also a means for protecting human communities.

Her academic career was liberally sprinkled with interruptions. After completing a BFA at the University of Oregon, there was much valuable education working with migrant farmworkers in North Carolina and Cambodian refugees in Thailand, before she earned a MA at the California State University in Chico. Her work with children and community murals began 1995 in the alleys of the small rural community of Toppenish, WA. She gathered local neighborhood youth to paint murals over the graffiti on the garage of her rented house, and then on other buildings in town. This was on-the-job training in how to organize a mural that expressed ideas of the community and allowed untrained participants to be part of art making. Eventually this led to a career as a teaching artist. In Toppenish, a little town with big murals, she also got her first mural commissions- with a winery and with the Toppenish Mural Society. Her research for the mural on the designs and basketry of the Yakama people opened her to Native American stories which she told as a volunteer guide to local pictographs and which she incorporates into tai chi storytelling dance for children.

There have been many migrations since the first one from upstate NY where she grew up, to Boston and then to Oregon in 1970. She and her husband, a bird listener, have lived variously in Oregon, North Carolina, California, Thailand, Seattle, Hawaii and Toppenish, before settling for the last 20 years in White Salmon, WA close to the northwest wilderness.

๐——๐—ฟ. ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ž ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

Dr. Taylor Chapple has been studying sharks and other large marine predators around the world focused on their movements, behaviors and population dynamics. From South Africa to Australia to Oregon, using state of the art technology, Dr. Chapple has electronically tagged animals to gain insights into their lives when we arenโ€™t there to observe them. At OSU, Dr. Chapple studies the ecological and economic role sharks play in our coastal marine ecosystems.

๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—š๐—ข๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ

โ€“ Raise awareness of historical and current conservation, research and stewardship of Cape Perpetua region.

โ€“ Foster and promote a sense of place and stewardship within the community for the Cape Perpetua region.

โ€“ Promote volunteer opportunities and local organizing to support long-term management and conservation for the Cape Perpetua marine reserve.

โ€“ Create opportunities for people to collaborate on conservation activities within the Cape Perpetua region, especially those focused on the Cape Perpetua marine reserve.

November 19 2020


Date: November 19
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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