By Laura Stewart
University of Washington, Tacoma professor, Dr. Joel Baker, will speak on the Center for Urban Waters. Located on the Thea Foss Waterway, the Center is home for environmental scientist, analysts, engineers and policymakers, focused on restoring and protecting our local waterways. Formerly known as one of the most polluted areas in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma is now leading the way in water remediation.
This class will include a tour of the Center’s facilities, built to be 34% more energy efficient than a standard building. Solar shades, pervious pavers, and timbers salvaged from the city municipal dock are just a taste of the “green” construction. www.urbanwaters.org
Date: Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Location: 326 East D St. on the eastside of the Thea Foss Waterway
Class fee: $10, payable at the door
Presenter: Dr. Joel Baker holds the Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science at U.W.T. In addition, he is the Science Director at the Center for Urban Waters.
Class offered by: Learning Is ForEver is affiliated with Elderhostel Int’l, and is a community outreach of Pacific Lutheran University www.plu.edu/lifeelderhostel
Contact: L.I.F.E. Program Coordinator, Laura Stewart – email@example.com (253) 241-4166