"My Life is Mostly a Disaster: Perspectives of a Multihazard First Responder"
Natural hazards are an unavoidable part of everyday life. In many cases, it’s the proverbial “it’s not if, but when” they might occur. Whether a wildfire threatens a local community or an earthquake devastates an entire region, the moment a hazard becomes a disaster there is a vital need for those impacted to have access to critical information. But where do you find timely, credible information? Well, the details of what has happened come from researchers and investigators, while the information people receive is shared by public information officers. Today’s speaker is both.
Steven Sobieszczyk is a scientist and spokesperson with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While “Sobie” spent most of his career researching landslide hazards, sediment transport, and flooding, he now focuses on science communication and public information. Steve is a multihazard first responder and has spoken extensively about everything from earthquakes in Puerto Rico and eruptions in Hawaii to wildfires and floods across the U.S.
Join us for what should be a captivating evening of stories and insights into what it’s like to live a life where each day is one disaster after another.
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$45.00 SUPPORTER: Premium seating, pint glass (beer not included), and good feelings for supporting the programScience lecturePT1H30M2024-05-08Science on Tap: My Life is Mostly a Disaster"Science on Tap: My Life is Mostly a Disaster"