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Virtual Talk: All you never knew you needed to know about soil

July 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

All you never knew you needed to know about soil

By Karen L. Vaughan

July 1, 2021
Noon – Online

We invite you to join us for this lecture via Zoom Webinar Please register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EVTJ5RLOT9ubBx9j5zU0bw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Soil Scientist Karen Vaughan
Soil Scientist Karen Vaughan

Join us online July 1 for a Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition. Soil scientist—and self-taught pigment forager and paint maker—Karen Vaughan presents All you never knew you needed to know about soil.

About our speaker

Karen Vaughan is an Associate Professor of Pedology in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department at the University of Wyoming. Prior to entering a career in academia, Karen was a soil scientist with the USDA-NRCS Snow Survey and Soil Climate Analysis Network.

Vaughan’s research traverses applied environmental biogeochemistry and pedology (soil science) through the exploration of soil evolution and ecosystem processes across scales. She also works with other scientists to explore the distribution and implications of diversity and inclusion within the field of soil science. She dedicates time to sharing soils information across a variety of platforms because she feels strongly about the importance of effectively communicating science and the role scientists play in science delivery to the public.

Vaughan is also a pigment forager and paint maker, and through her deep connections with the earth is thrilled to be on this mineral journey with all the other movers, shakers, creatives, and makers. When not working with soils, pigments, and paint she can be found traversing the trails of southeastern Wyoming while trail running or wandering on foot or bike with her two children and husband. In September 2021, she and two other soil scientists will create a documentary-style film that weaves the story of soil through trail running.

Support for Lunchtime Expeditions is provided by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Charitable Foundation.


July 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
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