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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
Space Cowboys: Protecting Oregon’s Biodiversity with Heidi Schmatlz, Zumwalt Science Specialist at The Nature Conservancy
In the Pacific Northwest and around the world, agriculture and other human activities have altered most native grasslands, leaving those that remain among Earth’s most endangered ecosystems. But at northeast Oregon’s Zumwalt Prairie, adjacent to the magnificent Wallowa Mountains, there is a stronghold. Here, in the largest remaining grassland of its type in North America, science, innovation and teamwork are bringing vitality to both land and livelihoods. In this presentation, find out how The Nature Conservancy, the University of Idaho and a group of private ranchers are working together to improve and protect biodiversity.
November 14, 2017 | Doors Open @ 5PM | All ages welcome
$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets available online or at the OMSI front desk.
Dinner will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance and find a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks.