Scientist in the Spotlight: Geospatial Science

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Natural History Museum of Utah - Naturalist Lab

Stacie Bender, a geospatial scientist, will speak at NHMU.

The Earth's surface changes all the time. These changes then impact plants, trees, animals, and people. Healthy plants and trees improve recreation, provide better habitats for animals, and help keep our water clean. 

Join Stacie Bender, a geospatial scientist for the Forest Service, who uses science to track changes on the Earth. Through observations taken by people on the ground, from airplanes, and from satellites, Forest Service teams, including Stacie, can better understand Earth’s shifting surface.Examine images of Earth from airplanes and satellites, and try your hand at a game that puts you in the seat of a geospatial scientist trying to identify different landscape types though aerial photography and satellite imagery.

Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2–4 p.m.The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.

Included in Museum admission, free to members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students with a current U ID.