Foundation News: Network Events

Sep 1, 2014
The Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation identifies and nurtures environmental leaders who have the ability and determination to make a significant impact, and supports initiatives that will have direct and measurable results to improve environmental quality. We recently hosted a webinar and...Read more >
Apr 14, 2014
On April 2, 2014, ten Switzer Fellows participated in our second networking conference call of 2014 on the topic of soft money in academia. Topics and strategies discussed on the call included: diminishing federal and state grant money available for research foundation funding increasing in...Read more >
Apr 14, 2014
Each and every one of us can lead, regardless of our position, level of authority or perceived leadership role. It is possible to influence the course of a collaborative effort or decision-making process simply by being curious, asking questions to illuminate subtle contrasting viewpoints that may...Read more >
Feb 4, 2014
Last week fourteen Switzer Fellows participated in our first networking conference call of 2014 on the topic of citizen science . One outcome of the call is that we have created a Citizen Science listserv, open to all Fellows, to continue the conversation around these topics ( see full list of...Read more >
Nov 4, 2013
The annual fall Switzer Fellowship retreats are a required activity for new Fellows and also a time to welcome new Fellows into the broader Switzer Fellowship Network community. This year, with 22 new Fellows and several alumni participating in programs, we had a stellar turnout at both retreats in...Read more >
Oct 31, 2013
This webinar highlighted the findings from a collaboration between Earthworks, Downstream Strategies, and San Jose State University that was supported by a Switzer Network Innovation Grant. Evan Hansen and Dustin Mulvaney presented their findings from the report Water Resource Reporting and Water Footprint from Marcellus Shale Development in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.Read more >
Apr 17, 2013
The “Delta” covers 738,000 acres in a maze of islands, rivers and sloughs at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and several tributaries. The 58 islands are framed by 1,000 miles of rivers and sloughs and the Delta receives its water from over 40% of the state...Read more >
Apr 8, 2013
Competition for ocean resources continues to expand, with wind and tidal energy, aquaculture, fishing, recreational boating, utility construction, mining and conservation of ecosystem services the subject of increasing controversy in New England and nationally. While there is growing interest in...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
Once again it was thrilling exciting and fun to meet the new 2012 Switzer Fellows , and share leadership lessons, current topics and engage in a deep learning experience about communicating clear messages to different audiences. We are fortunate to have engaged COMPASS to lead our trainings at the...Read more >
Sep 24, 2012
Like many of our workshops, our central message to the participants focused on the importance of understanding your audience when communicating your work. That includes formatting your work into clear and succinct messages, but it’s also about understanding the culture in which your audience exists, so as to make your work relevant to them and what they most care about… their “so what?”Read more >


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