Celebrating Oregon Scientists

Across Oregon, thousands are expected to turn out and March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

In anticipation and in celebration of the many women and men who help innovate solutions to protect Oregon’s air, water and climate, we are sharing snapshots of a few who help inform our work here at Oregon Environmental Council.

It’s our way of putting a human face on science – and highlighting the important science research happening right here in Oregon.


GREEN CHEMISTRY

Julie Haack, Green Chemistry Researcher & Instructor, University of Oregon
Designing products that innovate + minimize impact to the environment


CLIMATE CHANGE

Bill Peterson, Oceanographer, NOAA (based in Newport, OR)
The ocean can tell us a lot about climate change – if we know where to look


CLEAN STREAMS

Allison Aldous, Freshwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Streams & wetlands – managing our water from forest to faucet


CLEAN AIR

Linda George, Environmental Scientist, Portland State University
Oregon’s air—knowing more about what we’re breathing


TOXIC-FREE ENVIRONMENTS

Kim Anderson, Environmental Forensics, Oregon State University
Our daily exposure to chemicals and how it can affect our health


CLEAN WELL WATER 

Amy Patton, Hydrogeologist working in Southern Oregon
Oregon’s well water – keeping this natural resource clean for all


TOXIC-FREE ENVIRONMENTS

Joel Nigg, Neuroscientist, OHSU
Exposures to toxic substances and how they may interact with brain development


WANT TO MARCH FOR SCIENCE?

We’ve compiled a list of March for Science locations across Oregon so you can find one near you.

JUST FOR FUN

To celebrate science: Read the Science section of the New York Times for a month. Imagine what our society would be like if these scientists were not able to do produce the information they do!

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