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The webinar will be split up into two sessions, each including three presentations. The morning session will be from 10am EST to 1pm EST, followed by an afternoon session from 2pm EST to 5pm EST.
The National Parks of Boston is excited to join our colleagues at other National Parks for a series of virtual presentations on a variety of topics. This Conservation Webinar will feature presentations from employees and volunteers working for the National Park Service at sites located across the country. Join us as we learn about different conservation issues that we face today through the Latinx perspective.
The webinar will be split up into two sessions, each including three presentations: morning session from 10am EST to 1pm EST; followed by an afternoon session from 2pm EST to 5pm EST. Most sessions will be in English; however, two of the morning sessions will be in Spanish.
Todas las sesiones incluirán texto en vivo.
10:00 a.m. EST: Ciencia para el Manejo de Recursos Naturales en el Servicio de Parques Nacionales, Jim Comiskey, Interior Region 1 North Atlantic – Appalachian*
11:00 a.m. EST: Invisible enemies in the Revolutionary War, Anthony Rivera, Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown Battlefield.
12:00 p.m. EST: Defensoras del pasado, defendidas en la actualidad: las fortificaciones del Viejo San Juan, 500 años de historia, Carlos Noel Almodóvar, San Juan National Historic Site*
Join us for the Morning Session through this Microsoft Teams Live Event link.
2:00 p.m. EST: No Parks Around the Corner: The Unjust Allocation of Urban Green Spaces, Anthony Dos Santos, Boston National Historical Park
3:00 p.m. EST: Healing Generational Trauma in the Latine Community through Stewardship: A Decolonized Approach, Ivan De Jesus Bermejo, Everglades National Park - Shark Valley District
4:00 p.m. EST: La fuerza de las montañas// The power of the mountains: Monitoring Wildlife Post Woolsey Fire via Community Science, Miroslava Munguia Ramos & Talisa García, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Join us for the Afternoon Session through this Microsoft Teams Live Event link.
James Comiskey has worked with the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Division since 2004. He oversees monitoring of ‘vital signs’, indicators of ecosystem health, at 36 parks in the Northeast Region, from Virginia to Maine. Prior to the National Park Service, Comiskey worked for twelve years at the Smithsonian Institution where he conducted research and monitoring in Latin America, the Caribbean, and West Africa, studying tropical forest dynamics. Prior to the Smithsonian, he worked for three years conducting water quality monitoring in London, UK. Comiskey holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from the University of London, UK. Jim is originally from Spain and enjoys photography, dogs, and cooking.
Anthony N. Rivera is a Park Guide at Colonial National Historical Park- Yorktown Battlefield, in Virginia. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in general natural sciences and a Master of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Puerto Rico. His hobbies include visiting natural and historical sites and museums, watching movies and documentaries, listening to music, and playing video games.
Carlos Noel Almodóvar is a Park Ranger at San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico. Almodóvar holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Puerto Rico. Almodóvar enjoys reading about cultural and military history of Spanish Caribbean as well as anthropology and symbolism in order to apply these fields to Spanish military architecture. Almodóvar loves to travel, listen to classic hard Rock Music, and watch mystery movies.
Anthony John Dos Santos is a volunteer with Boston National Historical Park in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Dos Santos holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.
Ivan De Jesus Bermejo (they/he) is the Team Lead Park Ranger for Everglades National Park in the Shark Valley District. They have been working for the park service for over 4 years spanning from the West to East Coast. Prior to working for the National Park Service, they worked for a non-profit organization working with undocumented youth to teach them about social justice issues. This sparked their academic desire to pursue a B.S. in Sustainability Studies with a focus on Environmental Racism from Hofstra University. Ivan enjoys cooking, baking, hiking and kayaking (Inuit: Qayarq) as a form of self care."
Miroslava Munguia Ramos is a Park Guide at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Munguia holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental science and Management, and a Minor in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from UC Davis. Munguia’s hobbies include hiking and identifying wildlife on iNaturalist, running, learning about urban wildlife and ecology, and promoting citizen/community science.
Talisa García is a Biological Science Technician with the Santa Monica Mountains Fund youth program, which partners with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. García holds a Bachelor of Science in biology, with an emphasis in zoology from San Francisco State University and is currently pursuing a Professional Science Masters in fisheries and wildlife administration from Oregon State University, graduating in Fall of 2022. García enjoys hiking fishing, camping, and wildlife photography, and is currently volunteering with the Cougar Conservancy, whose mission is to reduce human-wildlife conflict and conserve cougar populations through science-based management and conservation.