Hidden Waters- The Ecology, Engineering, Evolution and Restoration of Urban Stream and Groundwater Ecosystems with Ken Belt, PhD

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Course Title: Hidden Waters- The Ecology, Engineering, Evolution and Restoration of Urban Stream and Groundwater Ecosystems

Instructor: Ken Belt  WS'94, WS'91

Brought to you by Odyssey  

October 31, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Tuesday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about a wide range of urban stream topics, including ecology, engineering and their history and evolution. In particular, their role as "sewers" and how we now are seeing them as amenities to the community (e.g., biodiversity, recreation, valued places, etc.)


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ABOUT Ken Belt

Dr. Ken Belt is an aquatic ecologist, ecohydrologist, civil engineer and photographer. He is retired, after 40 years with Baltimore City DPW and the USDA Forest Service/Baltimore Ecosystem Study and still building on his ecological and engineering knowledge. In recent years he has enjoyed teaching at UMBC and at the Natural History Society of Maryland, where he is a volunteer curator specializing in stream ecology and aquatic insects.

Presently He is writing about the “urban watershed continuum,” which takes a holistic perspective that includes the ecology of streams, engineered infrastructure and their human communities. Also, he is interested in using “community science”, photography and other arts to connect people to their ecosystems and in how scientists study them.

 Event Date
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
7:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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