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Starker Lecture Series: Education

February 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Starker Lecture Series

Starker Lectures

Lecture Two: Education
February 10, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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The concept for the education discussion is to explore the impacts of disturbances on students through the various stages of K-16, education through employment. The lecture will explore how K-12 education is impacted including CTE, trade schools, and the workforce. We will then take a look at how current college students are recruited and taught in a virtual world, and what opportunities are they finding next.


  • Reynold Gardner, Oregon Department of Education, Natural Resources / Forestry / Agriculture Content Education Specialist
  • Shannon Harwood, Manager of Student Engagement, College of Forestry
  • Nicole Kent, Manager of Advising & Academic Relations, College of Forestry
  • Mariel King, ‘ 20 Natural Resources, College of Forestry
  • Wade Christensen, Sustainable Forest Management, College of Forestry

Host: Julie Woodward

About the Starker Lectures Series

Resilience in the face of disturbance: Learning from disasters

Natural disturbances and disasters have a long history of presenting opportunities for society to learn, adapt and thrive. The multiple disasters and challenges of the last year have proven the need for society to be resilient, learn and adapt to new realities. Whether dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic or devastating wildfires, the past year has forced all of us to overcome and look at new ways to live and work.

This year’s Starker Lecture Series focuses on how communities, industries and organizations across the forest landscape have responded to recent and previous disasters, shown resilience in the face of adversity, and are ready to play critical roles in creating a better future. The four-part panel series will focus on forest economics, recreation, education, and research. The series will provide insight into the difficulties of the past year, the issues we might face in the future, and what we can do to ensure a better future for ourselves, the organizations we work for, and the communities where we live.

The Starker Lectures Series is sponsored by the Starker Family in honor of TJ and Bruce Starker, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and the Oregon State University College of Forestry.


February 10, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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OSU College of Forestry
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