The Wetland Foundation®

                    ....enhancing education and research

Last Updated:

March 8, 2016

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The Wetland Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to fostering wetland education and research, particularly in coastal marshes and mangrove forests.

Our mission is to enhance wetland education and research by providing travel grants to students of wetland science to attend conferences and field courses and to conduct field research.

Through our grants, we hope to encourage students and others to learn more about wetlands and wetland science.

February 2015: Karen and Irv attended the Mangrove-Salt Marsh Network Conference in Wollongong, Australia. Karen gave a keynote on “Communication Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Scientist”.

April 2015: Karen and Irv jointly presented the Paul W. Kirk Memorial Lecture at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Their lecture was entitled, “Coastal Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise: What Have We Learned?”

February 2015: Karen was one of 12 speakers at TEDxLSU. Her talk, featured on TEDx Talks YouTube Channel was on sea-level rise and coastal resilience.

January 2016: The 2016 travel grant awardees have been selected. See the Awardees page for a description and photos of the students.

June 2015: Karen attended a science communication “boot camp” at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, NY. One of the challenges in this workshop was for scientists to explain their research to a lay audience in 3 minutes. See a blog post and the video of Karen’s talk.

November 2015: Karen and Irv attended the biennial meeting of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation in Portland, Oregon. Karen taught a workshop, Beginning Videography for Science Professionals, and Irv presented a paper in a special session, “Ecological Thresholds in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands and Implications for Restoration”. They also met one of last year’s awardees, Aaron Macy (see photo below).

September-October 2015: Karen and Irv spent three weeks at East China Normal University in Shanghai as Visiting Scholars. They gave lectures, met with faculty and students in the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, and went on field trips to coastal areas.

November 2015: The Wetland Foundation received a generous donation from Mark Byrnes Senior Coastal Scientist, Applied Coastal Research and Engineering based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.