Farmers Branch, TX 75244
NTMN October Chapter Meeting – Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7pm-830pm. (630pm Camera Roll/Social)
Join us as Karen McGraw, Ed.D., will talk about how almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes.
Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) and light pollution interrupts this cycle. This program will help us understand the effects of light pollution on living things, including ourselves, and how we can protect dark skies for humans and wildlife.
Participants will take home a new awareness about lighting practices, which allow us to have the light we need for nighttime activities while minimizing the negative effects of ALAN. You will learn what you can do to reduce light pollution (glare, light trespass, skyglow), increase safety, limit the negative consequences on wildlife, and create a more aesthetically pleasing nocturnal environment.
Dr. Karen McGraw is a North Texas Regional Outreach Coordinator for the IDA Texas chapter (International Dark-Sky Association), an IDA Advocate, and a Texas Master Naturalist (Elm Fork Chapter). Karen is passionate about the reduction of light pollution to conserve dark skies for humans and wildlife. Since 2016, she has been involved in dark skies outreach and education for community, region, and state-wide events. She enjoys educating people and changing mindsets through community presentations, conference presentations, and hosting booths/tables at events.
Location: Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244.
Zoom option: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xj9nTaXxSwWUrNkOyreSOQ. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)
More details: https://members.ntmn.org/archives/440203