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Scientists and science educators in the Wenatchee Valley have been gathering for the past few years for weekly seminars to catalyze the development of an engaged regional scientific community. Each series features the research of local scientists and invited guest speakers.

This year’s events are held at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, and are open to the public. Join us for this great opportunity to learn about the incredible research in our own backyard. Prior registration is not required to attend these events.

This project is supported by a grant from Our Valley Our Future. Other supporters include: NCESD, Apple STEM Network, Washington State University, The Bridge, Wenatchee Valley College, and USDA.

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Family Poultry Systems on the Southern Pacific Coast of Guatemala: Gender, Livelihoods, and Food Security

Presented by Dr. Amy Snively-Martinez, Anthropology Professor, Wenatchee Valley College

Join anthropologist, Dr. Amy Snively, for a look into her research which examined the livelihood activities of women of smallholder households in an ethnic Ladino Guatemalan coastal community. These women are the primary caretakers of poultry and swine in the community, which provide important nutrients and income for the household.

Dr. Snively will share insights about the constraints on family poultry systems in the villages, including reoccurring diseases (i.e. Newcastle) that devastate flocks which have been increasing in frequency over time.

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The seminar presentations are intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, teachers, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, and science enthusiasts.

K-12 educators are also encouraged to attend the seminar series to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service District for attending the series.

Date & Time

Wednesday, February 22
4:00pm – 5:00pm


WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Registration Price


Clock Hours

1 Clock Hours Available for Purchase

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