PubliCalendar: Education's Role in Public Health

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Kristen Farnam September 10, 2014

For Today

Education's Role in Public Health

With the arrival of September comes the beginning of the school year and the nagging return of flu and cold season. The University of Washington School of Public Health is interested in analyzing the intersection of education and health for children.

The panel includes Dr. Tao Kwan-Gett, Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at UW School of Public Health, Maxine Hayes, former state health officer, Gita Krishnaswamy, high school teacher and Kent curriculum coordinator, and state representative Ruth Kagi.

Education’s Role in Public Health, Wed, Sept 10, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

SR-520 Open House

The City of Seattle and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are holding a public meeting regarding the updated designs for the new Portage Bay Bridge, Montlake lid, and multimodal connections around the corridor.

These plans were not finalized at the 2012 Seattle Community Design Process because community members had questions about the original designs. The new renderings will feature options for pedestrian and bicycle paths along the corridor.

Staff will also be able to provide information about the progress of the floating bridge during the meeting. 

SR-520 Open House, Thu, Sept 11, 4:30–7pm, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St, free

For Friday

Thom Hartmann: Money, Politics, and Saving Our Democracy

Author Thom Hartmann will speak on the current economic and political climate. His book, The Crash of 2016, discusses his idea of the next “great crash.”

Hartmann's focus? The lack of moral standards in the country right now. 

Thom Hartmann: Money, Politics, and Saving Our Democracy, Fri, Sept 12, 7:30–10pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $15–$20 

Advance Notice for September 27

Cedar River Watershed Tour

The five hour tour will show guests how 10 years of the Habitat Conservation Plan, a 50 year plan to renew fish and wildlife in the Cedar River Basin, has revitalized forests, rivers, and salmon activity. Some of the actions taken included eliminating commercial logging, adding special screens on water intakes to route fish to the river, and constructing a fish ladder at the Landsburg Dam.

The Cedar River Watershed covers more than 90,000 acres and supplies drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area.

Cedar River Watershed Tour, Sat, Sept 27, 9am–2pm, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE, $15

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