The June, 2016 meeting of BARS will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 7:00 PM at the West Barnstable Community Building, located on Route 149 near 6A, West Barnstable across from the library.
Our featured speaker for the meeting will be Tonna-Marie Rogers, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
This presentation will examine how climate on Cape Cod and the broader New England region is changing and what this means for the natural and built environment and the way we plan for the future. We will take a look at what local research is telling us about our vulnerabilities, how we can adapt to stay resilient, and why it is important to engage the whole community in planning for the risks and opportunities that a changing climate brings.
Tonna-Marie Rogers has served as the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for the past ten years. In this capacity she provides science based information and skills training to decision-makers and resource managers to help them better manage natural resources and balance community needs. Ms. Rogers has worked at the boundary of linking science and management for over fifteen years and is experienced at working with scientists, managers, decision-makers and the public to address climate change related issues. Prior to joining the Reserve, Ms. Rogers worked as an environmental and disaster/hazard risk management specialist and consultant. She holds a BS in Environmental Sciences and an MS in Biological Oceanography.