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Science on the Fly unites the fly fishing community and river scientists to study, protect, and restore rivers around the world. Started in 2019 as a project between Woodwell Climate Research Center and Fishpond, Science on the Fly strategically engages the enthusiastic and passionate fly fishing community around the world to serve as community scientists for monthly river data collection and observations. These data collected allow researchers to increase the number of rivers that are subject to long-term studies of water quality and watershed health, improve understanding of how watersheds and river systems change over time due to climate change, as well as help make an impact when creating or enforcing policies on our watersheds. With a growing list of partners and supporters, including community scientists and fly fishing lodges around the world, these scientists aim to bridge the gap between science and public policy and inspire a broad community of river stewards to take ownership of that process.

Join The Explorers Club on Monday, May 8th to learn about the importance of our watersheds for the future of sustainability solutions. 

 


 

Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, May, 8th at 7:00 pm ET.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters, and we are opening a number of tickets to guests.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Speakers

Dr. R. Max Holmes FN'15

Dr. R. Max Holmes, is motivated by a vision of science that connects people with each other and the natural world, and which drives urgently needed solutions to the climate crisis. He joined Woodwell Climate Research Center as a scientist in 2005 and served as Deputy Director for five years prior to becoming President and CEO in 2021. He previously served as director of the US National Science Foundation’s Arctic Systems Science Program, was elected National Fellow of the Explorers Club in 2015, and served on the 2022 Earthshot Prize host committee. His globe-spanning career, track record of community-based science, and innate passion for interacting with new people and ideas position Dr. Holmes to engage diverse audiences with his inspiring, action-oriented vision for our climate future. Dr. Holmes is a widely cited earth scientist who has co-founded and led multiple large river research networks, including Global Rivers Observatory, Arctic Great Rivers Observatory, Cape Cod Rivers Observatory, and Science on the Fly, an initiative that unites the fly-fishing and science communities to study and protect rivers around the world.

Allie Cunningham

Allie is the Director of Science on the Fly and a Research Assistant for Woodwell Climate Research Center. She was the first community scientist for the Science on the Fly program in 2019, leading the charge of sampling the San Miguel River around Telluride, Colorado and helping to grow the program to what it is today. She believes that involving other fly-fishing enthusiasts in water sampling helps foster a connection between anglers and their environment, encouraging them to act as stewards for the rivers in which they fish. Allie previously worked in field research for water quality monitoring around mine tailing reclamation sites, river restoration projects, and teaching fly fishing around Telluride, Colorado. She is also an avid angler and outdoorswoman who has led and participated in wilderness trips in remote regions around the US and parts of Tanzania.

Theodore Roosevelt IV MR'89

Theodore Roosevelt IV is a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Barclays , based in New York. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the firm’s Clean Tech Initiative. He started his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers in 1972.
Mr. Roosevelt is Board Chair of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), a Trustee of The Climate Reality Project, a member of the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society, and a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History.

May 8,2023
May 8, 2023
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Dr. R. Max Holmes FN'15, Allie Cunningham, Theodore Roosevelt IV MR'89,
Dr. R. Max Holmes FN'15, Allie Cunningham, Theodore Roosevelt IV MR'89,
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