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Good Friday Morning,
Wow! What a response from yesterday's post!
See, with everything going on (one of my computers crashed, I have no wheels, it's cold, my dog has a limp and the cat seems to think that 5AM is "Run Excitedly Around The House And Jump On Everything Repeatedly Including Sleeping Humans" time, ) the last thing I wanted to do was to wade through the 150 or so news feeds I get each day seeking out news you're probably not going to read anywhere else. Bleh! From here on in I'll save interesting sites and make an occasional post of them for you seemed to have enjoyed it.
The low this morning here in Kent Cliffs, NY was -2.9º. It's a whopping 4.3º now at 0900.
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I know, I know... there's a great deal of excitement surrounding the inauguration of Barack Obama come next Tuesday and I've listed events in four of Putnam's six towns. (Missing are Southeast and Philisptown which apparently don't have happy Democrats).
If you still can't get enough, wait until next Monday and watch this Youtube video produced by Ultimate Improv. But you have to wait until Monday. Promise? Good.
I don't get a sense Republicans are planning counter-inaugurals since I'm really quite sure that after 8 years of what they wished for they're happy to see it end. It's quite a relief to have the bickering at an all time low for a change. Rush Limbaugh is still blaming Bill Clinton for everything, however so there's normalcy there.
Anyway, now to what's going on:
Inauguration Day Events in Putnam Carmel: 6-9 PM at the Lantern Restaurant, 728 Route 6 Mahopac. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, live music, 50/50 raffle, etc., Suggested donation, $10. Call 621-3791 for more information.
January 28 & February 11, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00pm Social Science Applications in Natural Resources: An Introduction to Social Science Concepts & Methods
The January 28th session will focus on Social Science Concepts and the February 11th session will focus on Social Science Methods.***
The Hudson River Estuary Training Program will be hosting Shorna Broussard, PhD. of Cornell University in a two-part Webinar. A webinar uses a telephone conference call and internet connection. Sign in at home or work. This seminar series is aimed at developing the capacity of natural resource professionals to use social science methods to understand attitudes and motivations of their audiences, design and implement effective outreach strategies, and foster conservation related behavior. The use of social science concepts and methods will help in achieving behavior change related to climate change, watershed management and ecosystem based management. For those who attended the Sept. 2007 workshop on Social Sciences in Support of Watershed Management in the Hudson Estuary, this will be a refresher.
Who should attend? Professionals, volunteers and elected officials involved in: Watershed management, Climate change adaptation and mitigation, Wildlife management, Invasive and nuisance species, Forestland management, Natural resource management, Ecosystem-based management. Please register online by January 21, 2009 at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=0h7kqJssd_2fYDvTYE1b1oew_3d_3d Registration is limited. After you register, we will e-mail you the log-in information for the webinar.
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