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November 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium

Join Cape Perpetua, Bird Alliance of Oregon and other partners for the 8th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium! RSVP here.

A photo of two Black Oystercatchers searching for food on the rocky shores.
Black Oystercatcher, photo by Scott Carpenter


5:30 p.m. โ€“ Introductions

5:35 p.m. โ€“ Welcoming Address: Senator Roblan & Representative Gomberg

5:45 p.m. 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 with 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.

6:20 p.m. โ€“ INTERMISSION activity / optional break

6:35 p.m. 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.

6:53 p.m. 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.

7:03 p.m. 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.

7:13 p.m. 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)
7:30 p.m. โ€“ Adjourn


November 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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